The Brain and Language Lab has several open positions to work on a collaborative NSF-funded project with the Music Cognition Lab (PI: Reyna Gordon) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to investigate the neurobiological and genetic basis of speech rhythm sensitivity and its relationship with reading abilities:If you are interested in one the following positions, send a CV and a written personal statement including a brief description of your qualifications and why you are interested in this research to Cyrille Magne (Cyrille.Magne@mtsu.edu).
The Brain and Language Lab seeks several detail-oriented research assistants to start as soon as possible (minimum commitment of 12 hours per week). RAs will assist with implementation, and data analysis for studies on rhythm and language skills in adults using various methods (behavioral, EEG, and eye-tracking). RAs will work collaboratively with students, staff, and the PI (Cyrille Magne, PhD) to carry out a series of ongoing NSF-funded studies that investigate the neurobiological and genetic basis of speech rhythm sensitivity and its relationship with reading abilities. Applicants must have a willingness to learn new methods and basic data analysis knowledge, and actively participate in public outreach activities conducted at a local children museum. These positions are ideal for students considering pursuing graduate school in neuroscience, cognitive science or experimental psychology. However, if you are only looking for research experience in order to satisfy a degree requirement, we are probably not a good match.