Research Assistant Position

The Psychology Department at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, is recruiting a full-time research assistant to work in Dr. Miriam Rosenberg-Lee’s Mathematics, Reasoning and Learning Lab and in Dr. William Graves’ Language, Behavior and Brain Imaging Lab. The Mathematics, Reasoning and Learning Lab studies the cognitive neuroscience of mathematics learning, with applications to typical and atypical development. The Language Behavior and Brain Imaging Lab studies the neurobiology of language, with a particular emphasis on reading.

Responsibilities include (1) data collection from child and adult research participants in a behavioral and functional brain imaging setting, including individuals on the autism spectrum (2) contacting and scheduling research participants, (3) data analysis, (4) providing administrative support including managing Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols and record keeping, and (5) supervising and training undergraduate students.

Requirements include spoken and written proficiency in English; a minimum of a bachelor-level degree (e.g., BA or BS), preferably in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; and a willingness to make a two year commitment. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in cognitive neuroscience research with human participants, are proficient with the Linux computing environment, have used presentation software such as PsychoPy, and can program in a scripting language such as Python. Prior experience with children and adults with learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorders is desired. Spanish language proficiency is also highly desired.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please send applications to and include a (1) cover letter detailing research interests, relevant experience, and career plans, (2) resume or CV, (3) transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and (4) contact information for 3 references. The preferred start date for this position is June 1st.

Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey, and its Newark campus is in the state’s largest city and is only minutes from Manhattan by train.