Lab Manager for Language Acquisition and Brain Lab at the University of Delaware

The Language Acquisition & Brain Lab ( at the University of Delaware (QLAB), directed by Dr. Zhenghan Qi, seeks a highly capable and motivated individual to serve as a full-time Lab Manager. This position is appointed for a one-year term, with reappointment possible based on performance and funding. The QLAB utilizes cutting-edge technology (eye-tracking, EEG, and fMRI) to explore the cognitive and neural mechanisms of language development in both the healthy population and children with developmental disorders (e.g. autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, and language impairment). This candidate will serve as a research assistant and laboratory manager.

Job Description:
The candidate will be responsible for design and implementation of experiments; conducting behavioral and neuroimaging experiments; data analysis; and performing basic administrative duties, including maintaining compliance with the University IRB, purchasing materials, and managing participant outreach, recruitment, and scheduling.

The candidate will work directly with the PI and will have opportunities to participate in reading groups and research seminars, attend conferences, collaborate on publications, and supervise undergraduate researchers.

This position is ideally suited for individuals who are interested in pursuing a doctorate degree in the fields of medicine, communication sciences and disorders, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and education.

Job Requirements:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, biology, physics, math, computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field. Prior research experience in developmental psychology or neuroimaging labs is desired, however, no experience with EEG or MRI is required. Proficiency in programming languages (e.g. MATLAB, Python, R, JavaScript, or BASH) is strongly preferred. The candidate must be self-motivated, mature, and enthusiastic about working with children and families. This position accepts international applicants who already have work authorization.

The position offers excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and a dynamic and exciting working environment. A review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. The expected start date for the position is July 2019.

Materials: Please submit a CV, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and contact information for three references to


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