In the Auditory Cognition and Development Lab, we examine how infants and adults understand and learn about music and speech.
Just as most people acquire the ability to understand and speak a language, so too do most people acquire tacit knowledge and behaviors specific to the kinds of music experienced on an everyday basis.
Our lab aims to understand the mechanisms that underlie how infants process sound structure, and how those mechanisms are modified as a result of experience listening to music and language.
The Auditory Cognition and Development Lab is seeking a Lab Coordinator who will manage all aspects of research in the lab, including participant recruitment, scheduling, public relations, database maintenance, ordering and maintaining equipment and supplies, conducting experiments, supervision, training, and evaluation of research assistants, and some administrative assistance to principle investigator. Research in the lab focuses on questions of how babies and small children perceive and learn about auditory structures such as music and language and the role played by culture and music training in facilitating development of music knowledge. For further information about the lab, please visit the lab’s website:
Applicants must be comfortable with basic computer tasks (i.e. word processing and spreadsheets), and experience with database programs, graphical and sound programs, and web design is preferred but not required. Preference will be given to applicants who have sales/customer service experience, experience working in a research lab, supervisory experience, working with families and/or small children, and/or who have a background in Psychology or Music or both.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. The review of materials will begin April 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Ideally, the successful candidate would start during the summer of 2013. Send all materials to UNLVMUSICLAB AT GMAIL DOT COM in word doc attachments.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.