Job Summary

The Aphasia Research Lab (PI: Jiyeon Lee) in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant position. The successful candidate will work closely with the PI and the collaborators (Nadine Martin at Temple; Victor Ferreira at UCSD) to support multi-site NIH funded research projects on language learning and recovery in persons with post-stroke aphasia. 

The research assistant will be involved in every aspect of research, including helping to design studies and prepare stimuli, recruiting and scheduling research participants, delivering language training sessions to participants with and without aphasia, running eye-tracking studies, coding and analyzing data, training and supervising undergraduate students, organizing lab resources, purchasing and maintaining lab equipment, assisting in the dissemination of findings (manuscripts, presentations), and regularly participating in virtual cross-site research meetings. 

The position will be based in the Aphasia Research Lab at West Lafayette campus with an occasional trip to our satellite testing site in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is a single-year position with renewal contingent on performance and availability of funds. Candidates who have a strong background in experimental language research and/or working with clinical populations will be given priority.  

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter (including the names and contact information of two references) and a resume. The review of applications will begin on June 8th and continue until the position is filled. For questions about the position, contact Dr. Jiyeon Lee ( 


  • BS/BA degree in a related field (SLHS, linguistics, cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, communication disorders, social work) 
  • Six months prior experience in a professional, volunteer, or research setting involving language, health, or social/behavioral sciences research.    
  • *OR*
  • 2-3 years of professional experience in public health, medical office setting, or social sciences research. 
  • *OR*
  • Similar combination of education/experience.        
  • A demonstrated interest in language science and/or language disorders
  • Meticulous attention to detail, well-organized 
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Excellent time management skills 
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiastic about interacting with elderly patients with and without aphasia in a professional setting
  • Experience in scripting programming and/or statistical analysis 
  • Ability to travel to Indianapolis and work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed 
  • A valid US or Canadian driver’s license 

Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit  
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  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position 
  • Reviews of applications will begin on June 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position 
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period 
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply 

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