The Language Learning Laboratory at Boston College, directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, invites applications for full-time research assistants (two year commitment). Our research sits at the intersection between linguistics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and psychology. Our strategy is to leverage new and emerging technologies to address previously unanswerable scientific questions. This includes massive crowdsourcing efforts (our website, gameswithwords.org, has been visited by over 2,000,000 volunteer researchers).
The only requirements for this position are a bachelor's degree or equivalent (in hand by start date), diligence, and the ability to work in teams. However, valuable skills and experiences include: prior research experience, training in linguistics, knowledge of non-English languages, computer programming or statistical skills, and experience with science outreach and public engagement. Lab managers will be engaged primarily in research or in administration and project management, depending on interests and abilities.
You can learn more about this position here. Interested applicants should apply here. Review will begin on 11/15/2017 and continue until the position is filled. Starting date is negotiable, but not earlier than 5/1/2018 or later than 9/1/2018.