Research Associate in Communicative Sciences Disorders

Michigan State University College of Communication Arts Sciences

United States

Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Communication Arts Sciences
Department: Communicative Sciences Disorders Cas 10010084
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Lingo Lab in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University (directed by Courtney E. Venker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP) has an opening for a 2-year post-doctoral researcher in language development and autism. The overall goal of the Lingo Lab is to better understand how children with autism learn language and how best to support language learning in children who struggle.

The Research Associate will play an integral role in a new, NIH-funded study focused on how linguistic simplification affects language processing and word learning in children with autism. The candidate will contribute to all stages of the project, including experimental design and stimulus preparation; data processing, visualization, analysis, and interpretation; and dissemination of results. The candidate will help supervise and mentor junior researchers. The candidate will be involved in preparing conference presentations and writing scholarly manuscripts. The team will support the candidate in pursuing the scientific aspects of the project that best contribute to the development of their own independent line of research. Funding for conference travel will be provided.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Communicative Sciences and Disorders or related field

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (or a related field) prior to starting this position.
  • Applicants must show evidence of scholarly productivity in the form of journal articles and conference presentations.

Desired Qualifications

  • Research experience in language development and neurodevelopmental disorders is desirable.
  • A clinical Master’s degree in speech-language pathology and a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association are strongly preferred.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should include a letter of interest and a current curriculum vitae with contact information for three references.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Direct questions to: Courtney E. Venker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Advertised: Mar 8, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Mar 8, 2024 Eastern Standard Time

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