Month: November 2019

open postdoc position in child neurodevelopment in Zurich, Switzerland

PostDOC position in child neurodevelopment.

Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic

Department of Neonatology of the University and University Hospital Zurich.

Abteilungsbeschreibung / Description of UZH unit

The Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Professorship for Neurodevelopment, Growth and Nutrition of the Newborn is based at the Department of Neonatology of the University and University Hospital Zurich and collaborates with the Child Development Centre of the University Children Hospital of Zurich.

Aufgabenbereich / Responsibilities

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding psychologist/neuropsychologist to join our team as a senior researcher. The role holder will assume technical and organizational leadership functions in the setting of studies focused on the structural and functional neurodevelopment of HM- and non-HM-fed infants taking into account and investigating the confounding role of psychological- and sociodemographic characteristics/dynamics of the subjects studied and their families.

Research and Teaching

– full and co-responsibility for specific study projects and publication of scientific contributions; – conduction / organization of neurodevelopmental assessments of the child;
– conduction / organization of standardized assessments of family/environment dynamics;- train and supervise junior group members (PhD and master students).

Beschäftigungsgrad / Workload in %

100 % (negotiable) for 3 years (extension for 6 years possible)

Anforderungen / Qualifications

Educational background with PhD in psychology/neuropsychology (or related field). Research experience in child development and familiarity with psychological methods of investigation of advantage. Previous postdoctoral position of advantage but not mandatory.

Basic requirements

– interpersonal and networking skills and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary work; – proficient statistics skills.

Sprachkenntnisse / Language requirements

– good written and oral communication skills in German;
– proficient written and oral communication skills in English.

Wir bieten / We offer

– Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and an interactive scientific atmosphere;
– Possibility to combine clinical and basic research in the field of child neurodevelopment; – Opportunities for professional development

For additional information about an employment at the University of Zurich and the city of Zurich, please visit

Stellenantritt / This position opens on

01.12.2019 (negotiable)

Auskunft erteilt / More information

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. med. G. Natalucci:

Bewerbungen / Application

Please send your application as one single PDF file to (subject: PostDOC clinical research). Include in your application a cover letter with statement of motivation, publication record, transcripts of BSc, MSc and PhD grades, CV (max 2 pages), and 1 letter of support (or the names and contact details of 2 referees). (Prof. Dr. med. G. Natalucci, Department of Neonatology, University Hospital Zurich, Frauenklinikstrasse 10, 8091 Zürich)

Bewerbungsfrist/Application deadline


Postdoctoral Position at Temple University

The Developmental Science Laboratory at Temple University, directed by Peter Marshall, has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher. The focus of our research is on the development of body representations in infancy and childhood, and the role of such representations in social and cognitive development. This ongoing research program is being conducted in collaboration with Andrew Meltzoff who is based at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington. The postdoctoral researcher would join a thriving academic community in the Department of Psychology at Temple, and would have opportunities to interact and collaborate with other research groups within and outside the department.

 Applicants should have experience in the collection, processing, and analysis of EEG data from developmental populations. Experience with infants is preferred. This appointment is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and names of three references to


Peter J. Marshall, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Department of Psychology

Temple University

1701 N. 13th St

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Postdoc: Assistant Research Scientist Position NYSPI

Project CASAH is seeking applicants for a full-time research assistant position (or potentially two part-time positions). Project CASAH (PI: Claude Ann Mellins) is a longitudinal cohort study that examines risk and resilience trajectories in participants who are now young adults. Participants were initially recruited over 10 years ago and are now ages 18-29. We are currently in data collection for the fourth wave of the study (follow-ups #8-10). At each annual follow-up time point, participants complete a comprehensive interview battery covering individual, family, social, and contextual determinants of health. The Assistant Research Scientist will be responsible for: conducting quantitative psychosocial interviews, recruiting participants on the telephone, conducting literature reviews, completing data entry, scheduling, mailings, filing, and other administrative tasks. Previous training and/or experience in a research setting conducting psychiatric or in-depth quantitative interviews is a must. To apply for this position, please contact CASAH’s Project Director, Rehema Korich, at

NYSPI and Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032

Call for IBACS Graduate Fellowship Applications

The Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CT IBACS) is inviting applications to its Graduate Fellowship Program.

These summer fellowships are intended for graduate students working on topics with relevance (broadly construed) to the Brain and Cognitive Sciences. IBACS Graduate Fellows attend a short grant-writing workshop at the start of the summer period, and will be expected to submit an application to the NSF GRFP, NRSA (pre- or post-doctoral fellowship), or equivalent, in the Fall.

Deadline for receipt of applications is December 13, 2019.

Graduate students who are not US citizens are eligible to apply, and are expected to work with their advisor to develop an external research proposal if they are not eligible for graduate fellowships. Students who were fellows in 2019 may apply if they submitted the external grant proposal they developed last year and it was not funded, with the expectation that they will revise their previous grant or develop a new one.

Please refer to the full details here.

Postdoc RA in Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue

Hi everyone,

I’m hiring a postdoc (or two) to collaborate with me across a couple grants. Please share with anyone who might be interested. The ad and link to apply are included below.


Postdoctoral Research Associate at Purdue University
Position Summary
Seeking to hire one or two postdoctoral researchers to collaborate with me across two grants on preschool children’s mathematical language development. One project is a National Science Foundation funded grant evaluating the impacts of mathematical language instruction on mathematics and spatial skills in preschool children. The other project is the final stages of evaluating a parent implemented mathematical language intervention for monolingual English speakers and dual language learners. The positions have the potential to be for up to two or three years depending on performance.

Responsibilities may include: intervention development, manuscript preparation, project management, presentation of findings, development of coding schemes for video and audio recordings, and development and implementation of dissemination events for families and schools. A core part of one of the projects will be preparation of a registered report, thus, interest and knowledge of open science practices are desired.

Start date is negotiable, but preferred start is no later than August 15th, 2020.

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by January 4, 2020. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter that describes your interests and fit with the position, CV, a scholarly writing sample, and names and contact information of three references. Questions can be directed to Dr. David Purpura ( To apply, please go to Purdue’s Employment Website and complete the online application process.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Required Qualifications

• PhD in Education, Psychology, Human Development, Communication Disorders, or related field completed by the start of the employment
• Background expertise in early mathematics development and/or language development


Additional Desired Qualifications
• Ability to work collaboratively with a research team
• Experience developing or implementing interventions with schools or families
• Knowledge of multilevel modeling
• Fluency in Spanish is beneficial but not required

David J. Purpura, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Human Development and Family Studies
Purdue University
1202 W. State Street, Rm 231
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2055
(phone) 617-283-1266

Postdoctoral Position at Georgetown

The Laboratory for Relational Cognition at Georgetown, directed by Dr. Adam Green, is seeking 1 to 2 postdoctoral scientists for NSF-funded projects applying cognitive neuroscience methods at the intersection of creativity and education.

For more information on the lab, see our website. For more information about the position(s), please see the attached description. With any questions, please contact Griffin Colaizzi at

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Science of Intelligence Jobs – Early notice


Science of Intelligence (SCIoI)
Cluster of Excellence   

*Early notice*
6 PhD and 5 Postdoc positions
Full call expected in November 2019.
Stay tuned for more information on application deadline and application procedure!
Cross-disciplinary research in artificial intelligence, machine learning, control, robotics, computer vision, behavioral biology, cognitive science, psychology, educational science, neuroscience, and philosophy.
Starting dates: Summer / Fall 2020
Duration: 3 years
Salary level: TV-L 13, 100%

What are the principles of intelligence, shared by all forms of intelligence, no matter whether artificial or biological, whether robot, computer program, human, or animal? And how can we apply these principles to create intelligent technology? Answering these questions – in an ethically responsible way – is the central scientific objective of the new Cluster of Excellence Science of Intelligence.

Researchers from a multitude of analytic and synthetic disciplines – artificial intelligence, machine learning, control, robotics, computer vision, behavioral biology, cognitive science, psychology, educational science, neuroscience, and philosophy – join forces to create a multi-disciplinary research program across universities and research institutes in Berlin.
Our approach is driven by the insight, that any method, concept, and theory must demonstrate its merits by contributing to the intelligent behavior of a synthetic artifact, such as a robot or a computer program. These artifacts represent the shared “language” across disciplines, enabling the validation, combination, transfer, and extension of research results. Thus we expect to attain cohesion among disciplines, which currently produce their own theories and empirical findings about aspects of intelligence.

Interdisciplinary research projects have been defined which combine analytic and synthetic research and which address key aspects of individual, social, and collective intelligence.
In addition, the Science of Intelligence graduate program promotes the cross-disciplinary education of young scientists on a Master, PhD, and postdoctoral level. All PhD students associated with the cluster are expected to join the Science of Intelligence doctoral program.    
Zarifa Mohamad
Graduate Program
Science of Intelligence (SCIoI)
Technische Universitaet Berlin
Marchstraße 23
10587 Berlin, Germany
tel.: +49 30 314-22673

Children and Screens Project Coordinator Job Posting



I am excited to share that Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development ( is seeking a Project Coordinator.

Six years ago, I founded Children and Screens, an international independent research organization to advance and support interdisciplinary scientific research on the cognitive, psychological, and physical impacts of digital media on toddlers, children, and adolescents. We are based on Long Island, New York. 

This position is open to candidates in the fields of cognitive development, psychiatry, pediatrics, neuroscience, psychology, and related fields. Detailed information about the position, requirements, and application process can be found in the attached document. 

I would appreciate your help sharing this opening with your colleagues. 


Best regards, 


Dr. Pam Hurst-Della Pietra, D.O.
Founder and President
Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development

Postdoc position @NYU

We are looking to hire a postdoc to co-develop,  implement, and conduct research on mindHIVE, a crowdsourcing citizen science platform for brain and behavior research. 

The ideal candidate has experience in Educational Technology and experience working with(in) the US public school system. Candidates with experience in software development are especially encouraged to apply.
About mindHIVE
mindHIVE is a crowdsourcing citizen science platform for human brain and behavior research for (a) teachers and students who seek authentic research experiences, and (b) psychologists and neuroscientist who seek to address research questions outside of the lab. mindHIVE is funded through the NSF DRK-12 program.
Team and affiliates
Camillia Matuk (NYU Steinhardt), Suzanne Dikker (NYU Psychology), Ido Davidesco (NYU Steinhardt), Yury Shevchenko (University of Konstanz), Kim Burgas (UX designer), Robb Rutledge (Yale), and others.
Ido Davidesco, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Teaching and Learning & Department of Psychology
New York University