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Post Doctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/07/2022
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Application Deadline Open until filled

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Recruitment/Posting Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Department SAS - Linguistics
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Posting Summary
The Laboratory for Developmental Language Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – New Brunswick under the direction of Dr. Kristen Syrett invites applicants for an NSF-funded postdoctoral position to be an active part of a research team and take a leadership role in ongoing projects in the lab. The lab has a dual focus on semantics and pragmatics in child language acquisition and development, and experimental semantics, pragmatics, and syntax in adult psycholinguistic research. The lab is physically housed in the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS), while research activities span Linguistics, RuCCS, and the greater Central New Jersey area. The postdoctoral fellow will be an important part of a rich interdisciplinary language-focused research program, with ties to Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Psychology, and the world languages, and will have opportunities for professional development and mentoring.
The successful candidate will be engaged in ongoing research; collecting, analyzing, and visualizing data; leading and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; writing papers; disseminating research; and community outreach for language science.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption.  Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility .  Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine .  Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Posting Number 22FA0538
Posting Open Date 05/06/2022
Posting Close Date 06/30/2022


Minimum Education and Experience
Candidates must have a doctorate in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, or Cognitive Psychology. Interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to work on a team, and mentoring abilities are highly valued.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Research experience in language, statistical analysis, data visualization, experience running studies in person and online, organization, time management capabilities, and a love of language(s) are a must. Experience with Praat, ELAN, Qualtrics, Prolific, and/or programming (e.g., Python), and knowledge of Open Science practices are highly desirable.
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Physical Demands and Work Environment

Posting Details

Special Instructions to Applicants
Salary range is $36,000-44,000.
The position is expected to begin in August 2022. Review of applications and the interview process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Please send direct inquiries to Dr. Kristen Syrett at kristen.syrett@rutgers.edu.
Quick Link to Posting https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/162937
Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details
Busch and College Avenue campuses.

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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