Postdoctoral position, Language Learning and Meaning Acquisition (LLaMA) Lab at Purdue University

Application Deadline: Not specified

Join an interdisciplinary and dynamic team carrying out an NIH-funded project that measures early word learning and language processing skills in toddlers and preschoolers. The postdoctoral scholar will be an integral contributor to a longitudinal project of early lexico-semantic abilities in young children and will contribute to word learning studies that build on the learner’s developing knowledge. The scholar will be encouraged to integrate and develop independent projects within the scope of the project.

The position is full-time, with an initial appointment for one year, and renewal is possible pending satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Salary will be according to the NIH postdoctoral scale, and benefits are provided. Applications will be continuously reviewed until position is filled. Preferred start date anytime between July 2022 and January 2023.


    • Research interests in early language acquisition and word learning
    • PhD in a broadly related field (e.g., cognitive science, computer science, psychology, learning sciences, linguistics, speech-language-hearing sciences)
    • Solid scientific communication and data analytic skills
    • Demonstrated capability in analytical coding environments such as R / python

      Preferred (some combination of)

    • Familiarity with network science, computational modeling, and/or advanced data analytic approaches
    • Experience collecting data in online interfaces
    • Web and/or app development experience
    • Proficiency with measures of language processing using eye-tracking

To apply

Apply through Purdue’s career webpage. The application includes uploading a CV and 1-2 page cover letter which briefly highlights research interests/experiences and career goals.

Please also arrange to share representative publication(s) and contact information for two references directly to Arielle Borovsky at