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NOW HIRING Language Acquisition Research Coordinator At UCLA

Published: February 9, 2024

The UCLA Department of Linguistics is recruiting a curious, dynamic, and organized candidate to work as the full-time Lab Coordinator for the language acquisition research lab.

Responsibilities include organizing and managing subject recruitment, interacting with parents and children, aiding in experimental design, testing infants, maintaining data spreadsheets, and facilitating undergraduate and graduate research projects. This is a 100% career administrative position with benefits; a commitment for two years is required. The position starts immediately and offers flexible hours. Hourly rate begins at $28.04 and is commensurate with experience. UCLA is an equal opportunity employer.

The candidate must have experience working in a research lab with children between 0 – 6 years and their parents. A degree (B.A. or M.A.) in Linguistics / Psychology or related field, research experience with infants and language acquisition, and proficiency in Spanish is highly desirable. Experience with the SR Eyelink eyetracker would be a plus. The position will require testing on at least two Saturdays per month. This position is ideal for gaining experience before entering graduate school; previous coordinators have gone to excellent doctoral programs. Details of previous research projects are available on the UCLA Language Acquisition Lab Webpage ( as well as faculty pages of Laurel Perkins and Megha Sundara.

If you are interested, please complete the application (requisition number 40848) at the following website.

Applications will be accepted until March 22, 2024. You will need to include a cover letter, resume/CV, and names of three references. If you have any questions, please email Megha Sundara (