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Research Assistant 

This position is located in New Haven, CT. We are seeking a Research Assistant for an exciting, collaborative research project between the Stuttering and Dynamics Laboratory (SaDL) at NYU and the Yale Brain Function Laboratory (BFL). The project examines the neural mechanisms of stuttering during social interaction using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and electroencephalography (EEG)

The Research Assistant will be trained to assist with fNIRS/EEG testing, as well as schedule research participants and other lab projects. The applicant must be available on most Wednesdays and Thursdays and approximately ten Saturdays between March and August 2018.

Applicants must have (or be pursuing) a bachelor’s degree in psychology, communicative sciences and disorders, neuroscience, or a related field, with a solid background (coursework or otherwise) in research methods, design, and testing. The ideal candidate will be hardworking, reliable, and energetic, with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. S/he must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, seek assistance when appropriate, and be able to work with a diverse group of people. Prior experience with Matlab and Python is preferred, but not required.

A commitment through August is required for this part-time (~10-20 hr./week) position, which will pay $20/hr. The position is available starting ASAP, and may roll into a longer term position if desired. Interested candidates should email: (i) a letter outlining their background and interests, (ii) their CV/resume, and (iii) the names and contact information for three references, to Dr. Eric S. Jackson at eric.s.jackson@nyu.edu. Questions about the position are welcome.