Research Assistant for Language Development in Monolingual and Bilingual Children

| November 14, 2014

CONTACT:

Henny Yeung et Pia Rämä
CONTACT EMAIL:
henny.yeung@parisdescartes.fr, pia.rama@parisdescartes.fr
UNIVERSITY:
Université Paris 5
JOB RANK:
assistant de recherche
DURATION:
1 year
SALARY:
Accordance with university regulations (approx. 1,500€ net per month)
KEYWORDS:
Linguistics, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related discipline
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
December 5th, 2014 (midnight Paris time)
APPLICATION EMAIL:
henny.yeung@parisdescartes.fr, pia.rama@parisdescartes.fr
APPLICATION REFERENCE:
LABEX EFL/VAC/Axe4/2014

The LABEX Empirical Foundations of Linguistics (EFL) invites applications for a full-time, 1-year research assistant position. The LABEX EFL is aimed at promoting innovative and interdisciplinary research within Linguistics and related fields.

This position is related to two research projects using eye-tracking and automatic speech processing techniques. Research questions are related to both speech processing and lexical-semantic processing in infants and young children from monolingual and bilingual families. Coordinators for these projects are Pia Rämä and Henny Yeung (see http://lpp.psycho.univ-paris5.fr/speech.php).

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Designing and preparing experimental paradigms
  • Recruiting and maintaining contact with families who participate in research
  • Collecting, processing, and analyzing data from infants and young children
  • Contributing to the development and dissemination of research

The desired qualifications for this post include:

  • A completed master degree in a relevant field (e.g. Linguistics, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related discipline)
  • Experience with experimental research as well as some knowledge of statistics.
  • Previous experience working with infants or children is desired
  • Fluency in French is highly desired, as is some proficiency in English

Work Site: Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception (LPP, UMR 8242), Université Paris Descartes, 45, rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris, France.

Salary: Accordance with university regulations (approx. 1,500€ net per month)

Deadline for application: December 5th, 2014 (midnight Paris time).

Dates of interviews and committee decisions: December 8th – 12th, 2014

Start of contract: January 15th, 2015

Please email your CV, a motivation letter, and one letter of recommendation to Henny Yeung and Pia Rämä at henny.yeung@parisdescartes.fr and pia.rama@parisdescartes.fr.