Lab Manager Position @ University of Delaware

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at the University of Delaware is seeking a full-time Lab Coordinator (lab manager), to work under the supervision of Dr. Giovanna Morini. The successful candidate will work in the Speech Language Acquisition & Multilingualism (SLAM) Lab.  The SLAM Lab is a developmental lab that focuses on a variety of questions related to how monolinguals and bilinguals acquire language skills and how young children and adults acquire a second language. We rely primarily on behavioral research methods (e.g., eye-tracking) and study how other cognitive mechanisms contribute to performance during language tasks.

The candidate will help with various aspects of our research including: training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; managing participant recruitment; coordinating lab calendars/scheduling; interacting with children, families, and schools; entering, coding, and analyzing data; purchasing and upkeep of equipment and supplies; reading relevant literature; organizing outreach to the local community; helping with conference presentations and manuscripts; submitting and renewing IRB protocols.

We are looking for someone who has excellent social skills, is organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and has the ability to multitask. It is important for the candidate to be able to work independently and as part of a team. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to obtain training in various research methods/techniques. Therefore, whoever fulfills this role should be comfortable learning technical skills. A bachelor's degree in Speech Language Pathology, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Education, or a related field is required.  Preferred qualifications include: strong technical and computer skills, previous research experience, and background working with young children. While not a requirement, the lab is particularly interested in recruiting a lab manager who is a Spanish-English bilingual - given that we interact with Spanish-speaking families for several of our ongoing projects.

This is a great position for a recent college graduate who would like to gain further experience in an intensive research setting before applying to graduate school. The position offers full, excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and an exciting working environment.

The position begins in the Summer of 2023, although the exact start date is flexible.

To apply for the position, email

(1) A cover letter describing your relevant experience and future goals
(2) Your Resume
(3) Have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Giovanna Morini.


Review of applications will begin April 1st, 2023.

  • Paid job
  • Professional development
  • Research
  • Post-graduation