Research Associate in Advertising and Public Relations
Michigan State University College of Communication Arts Sciences
United States

Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Communication Arts Sciences
Department: Advertising And Public Relations 10010022
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

The research associate, postdoctoral researcher, will be involved in two NIH-funded projects:

“Project RESIST” and “The Influence of Visual Perceptual Salience on Word Processing and Word Learning in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Though they focus on different public health-related outcomes, both projects utilize eye tracking as a primary research methodology and will generate large volume datasets. The candidate may contribute to these projects in numerous ways, including conception and design of experiments, data collection and project management, data processing and visualization, and data analysis and interpretation. The candidate will be involved in preparing written/oral presentations for journal publications and conferences and is expected to engage in activities that support the development of their independent line of research.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Psychology, Public Health, Communication

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a related field (e.g., Psychology, Public Health, Communication Sciences and Disorders), extensive experience working with eye-tracking data, and strong oral and written communication skills.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should include a letter of interest, graduate transcript, and a current curriculum vitae with contact information for three references.

Special Instructions

Direct questions to: Ashley Sanders-Jackson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Advertising and Public Relations ( or to Courtney E. Venker, Ph.D. CCC-SLP; Assistant Professor in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status

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Department Statement

The Michigan State University Department of Advertising and Public Relations is a leader in education, research and outreach. For more than 60 years, the department has set the global pace in research excellence e and achievement while also maintaining an award-winning undergraduate program. These remain the departments core values. The Department is housed in MSUs world-renowned College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. Established in 1955, as the first of its kind in the country, and is now one of the largest and most respected colleges of Communication in the world. The College of Communication Arts and Sciences combines a research-intensive faculty with a strong professional mission to prepare students for rewarding careers and to influence the professional practice of communication globally.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Aug 11, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 11, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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