Ref.: 201800705
Posting Title: Half-time Research Assistant I (holding the functional title of Laboratory Manager)
Department: School of Humanities
Closing Date: June 30, 2018


Half-time Research Assistant I (holding the functional title of Laboratory Manager) in the School of Humanities (Linguistics) (Ref.: 201800705) (to commence on September 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal) 

Applicants should possess a Bachelor's or a Master's degree in cognitive science, psychology, linguistics or related field, with good knowledge of statistics and programming languages.  Skills and experience with some programs especially ELAN, Praat, Python, and R are desirable.  They should have strong communication and organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects. The appointee will assist in the Language Development Lab (LDL) (,  a group of linguists working on language acquisition with a main focus on phonology and morphology.  He/She will be responsible for managing the laboratory operations (including equipment maintenance and participant scheduling), assisting experiment set-up and data analysis. Additional training will be provided for technical methods, and also for the conduct of research with adult and child participants. 

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 

Applicants should send a completed application form together with a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., and a listing of two names of references. The cover letter should include information about how the candidate's research interests align with language acquisition research in the LDL to  with the title "Application: Lab manager".  For enquiries, please e-mail to Dr. Youngah Do at  Application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at  Further particulars can be obtained at   Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until June 30, 2018, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier

The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career. 

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.