Research Assistant Position @ UConn

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is pleased to invite applications for a full-time Research Assistant position in Derek Houston’s yet-to-be-named lab in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the management of NIH-funded research projects investigating parent-child interaction, home language environment, and language development in young children with and without hearing loss. The Research Assistant will work with children and their parents and a team of researchers including undergraduate research assistants, research associates, postdocs, and faculty members. The position offers a unique opportunity to obtain hands-on experiences in using cutting-edge head-mounted eye-tracking technology to study parent-child interaction and word learning in typically developing and deaf/hard-of-hearing toddlers who use cochlear implants and/or hearing aids.

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  • Collecting data through complex laboratory/scientific experiments, techniques, and procedures.
  • Working on head-mounted and screen-based eye-tracking systems.
  • Managing, coding, and analyzing video and time series data.
  • Coordinating, training, and working with undergraduate research assistants.  
  • Assisting with new experimental setups.


  • BA or BS in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, speech and hearing sciences, or a related field.
  • Highly motivated to learn new technology, including computer programming and sensing device setup.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Strong independent work ethic and time management.
  • Interest in development and learning.


  • Experience working in a research lab with children and their families.
  • Experience with eye tracking.
  • Ability to learn and troubleshoot software and basic scripting methods (R, Matlab, Python).

The position starts May 15th, 2023.


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