Month: December 2019

Two Postdoctoral Associate Positions – Brain and Mind Institute

Two Postdoctoral Associate Positions – Brain and Mind Institute, Western University

 Drs. Ryan Stevenson, Blake Butler, and Bobby Stojanoski of Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute are actively recruiting two postdoctoral associates. Our labs are in the Department of Psychology and the Brain and Mind Institute, and are part of highly-productive and interdisciplinary group of researchers spanning a wide breadth of topics in cognitive neuroscience. We strongly value the principles of open science, and collaboration across labs and departments is highly encouraged; the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with established collaborators, and to form new partnerships. Successful candidates for both positions will have a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, physiology, computer science, or a related discipline, with a strong record of publication and evidence of the ability to conduct independent research. Quantitative and programming skills in MATLAB, Python, or similar are expected. Successful candidates will also be expected to apply to the BrainsCAN PDF program, though there is the possibility of funding if the BrainsCAN application is not successful.


Position 1) The Sensory Perception Research Lab ( and the Neuroplasticity in Sensory Systems Lab ( are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral associate interested in the study of multisensory integration, specifically audiovisual integration, using fMRI techniques. The successful applicant must have significant experience and demonstrated track record with fMRI procedures and analyses, and individuals with advanced fMRI analysis techniques will be given preference. They will also be encouraged to develop independent projects that build upon the laboratories’ ongoing work, including the possibility to work with developmental populations, as well as clinical populations.


Position 2) The Sensory Perception Research Lab ( and the Development and Disorders of Cognition and Consciousness group (DDoCC) are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral associate interested in the study of structural changes to the brain in late childhood and adolescence in typically developing and clinical populations (ASD, ADHD, anxiety, etc.) with links to clinical metrics, and behavioural and cognitive development. Applicants must be highly-proficient in structural MRI analysis and pipelines, have the ability to work efficiently with large data sets, and preferably have some experience with fMRI. They will also be encouraged to develop independent projects that build upon the laboratories’ ongoing work.


Western University and the BMI constitute communities that respect, accept, nurture and celebrate the diversity of their members. Our community is one where all members feel valued, respected and included. We strive to ensure our workplace is fully accessible and respectful for people’s different needs and abilities. We support a healthy work-life balance and commit to the right of every member of the community to study, work and conduct his or her activities in an environment free of harassment and discrimination. Each member of our community is accountable for ensuring and supporting positive diversity practices.


Details pertaining to the BrainsCAN PD Fellowship competition, including timelines, eligibility, application materials, and compensation are available here. Salary outside of BrainsCAN is $50,000 per year plus benefits, and is available for two years, with contract renewal for the second year dependent upon satisfactory performance. Renewal beyond year two is possible, but is contingent upon funding.


Applications will be accepted until January 15th or until the position is filled. Interested parties should contact Dr. Ryan Stevenson ( and provide the following:


1. A cover letter describing your current research, and interest in our labs

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Names and contact information for 3 references

Grants/Development position focused on early childhood

See below for an opportunity in NYC that may be of interest to individuals (BA, MA, or PhD level) who are strong writers, interested in early childhood, and interested in a position outside of the standard academic route.


Grants and Development (Project Coordinator; early childhood focused)

Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE)

and Video Interaction Project Center of Excellence

NYU Langone Health and School of Medicine


We are seeking a candidate for a position in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Health School of Medicine, based at NYC H+H/Bellevue in Manhattan to join a team that is examining and delivering parenting interventions to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations at pediatric clinics across in New York City (Video Interaction Project;; PI: Alan Mendelsohn, MD). The candidate will be responsible for multiple project tasks, and will work with a multidisciplinary team of pediatricians, psychologists, and other child development professionals.


Specific tasks may include:

·         Identifying new sources of funding

·         Writing new funding proposals

·         Grants management, including foundations, private donors, governmental agencies and NIH

·         Organizing grant management processes

·         Writing and submitting reports

·         Monitoring progress towards performance goals

·         Development and maintenance of budgets

·         Supporting development of contracts

·         Compliance with regulatory requirements

·         Assisting with branding, marketing and social media

·         Assisting with fundraising and outreach activities

·         Assisting with engagement with new and existing funders

·         Assisting in facilitating collaboration with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders



·         Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred

·         Ideally will have at least 1 year experience with grant writing, grant management, and budgets or other related activities in higher education, healthcare, or nonprofits

·         Must have very strong writing skills, and be able to provide examples

·         Must have experience with Excel and very strong database skills

·         Interest and professional background/experience related to child development, school readiness, parenting, social determinants of health, pediatrics, maternal/child health, or other relevant areas very strongly preferred

·         Spanish proficiency is a plus but not required


Note – exact job title, salary, and responsibilities will be commensurate with experience


To apply:  If interested, please fill out an online Interest Form:

If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please reach out to Yuliya Gurevich via email:  Please include “Project Coordinator – Grants and Development” in the subject line. 


A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Full time positions come with comprehensive benefits packages.  Note that NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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Postdoc at Yale

Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA) – Postdoctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral Associate to be involved in prospective studies of infants at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as well as toddlers and preschoolers with ASD. The Associate will join an interdisciplinary research team consisting of experts in developmental neuroscience at the Social Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program:


The post-doc associate will have an opportunity to work as part of the Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Program Project ( team at the Yale Child Study Center (CSC) led by Prof. Chawarska. The Yale NIH ACE Research project represents a joint effort across child psychiatry, pediatrics, radiology, and statistics departments at Yale. The ACE project aims to identify prenatal and neonatal precursors of later core symptoms of ASD. The post-doc associate will also participate in studies aimed at decoding bases of comorbid symptoms in ASD in preschoolers.


Information about the Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program can be found here:


Amy G. Margolis

Program Manager

Infant & Toddler Developmental Disabilities Program

Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA)

300 George Street, Suite 900

New Haven, CT  06510

fax. 203-764-4373

ph. 203-785-6237

Post-doc in ASD at Brown University

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity, including research on autism in infancy, Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Brown University.
The NIH-funded (T32) Brown Child Mental Health fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2020-21 academic year.  One of the potential research areas of focus is on autism spectrum disorders, including a newly funded study of early infant signs of risk for autism. 
Information about the work specific to studying autism in infancy can be found at

 Program details a link to the online application can be found here:


Prospective applicants interested in the autism research options should also send a CV and a brief statement of interest to  

Stephen J. Sheinkopf, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Tel: 401-274-1122 (Office) x48906; (Clinic) x48935 |  Fax:  401-453-7697

Postdoctoral position at New York University


The NYU Department of Psychology (PI: Marjorie Rhodes) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher to begin Summer or Fall 2020. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to collaborate on lab projects and develop new lines of research related to conceptual development or the development of social cognition. Current projects in the lab examine how subtle features of language shape children’s representations of social categories, how children develop representations of biological and social kinds, the mechanisms underlying the development of social biases, and the implications of children’s representations of the social world for their own behavior. The lab employs a range of methods including online research with children, analyses of natural language, field experiments, longitudinal studies, cross-cultural comparisons, and laboratory-based studies. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to develop an independent line of research and to collaborate on large team projects. More information about the lab is available at and The initial appointment will be for one year, with reappointment contingent on funding, progress, and mutual agreement. Review of applications will begin on January 2nd, 2020.



·       Ph.D. in Developmental or Cognitive Psychology or a related discipline by the intended start date

·       Experience conducting research with young children and families

·       Experience working with community organizations (e.g., museums and schools) to facilitate developmental research

·       Expertise in advanced statistical modeling and proficiency with R (expertise in managing large data sets and longitudinal analyses highly desirable)

·       A commitment to open science (for more on the lab’s policies, see:

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills

·       Interest in contributing to collaborative research, working with a team, and developing mentorship skills

·       Interest and willingness to develop skills in grant-writing

·       Expertise with cross-cultural research, longitudinal research, behavioral coding (e.g., using Datavyu), analyses of natural language data, or field experiments is highly desirable


Application Instructions

Applications should consist of a CV, a 2-3 page statement of research experience, interests, and goals, at least two examples of published or submitted research, and contact information for 3 people who will be able to readily submit letters of recommendation upon request. Please submit applications via the following link:, and direct any questions about the position to

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Marjorie Rhodes
Associate Professor of Psychology
Associate Chair
New York University
6 Washington Place, 329
New York, Ny 10003

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UT Austin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Population Research Center and Department of Psychology

The University of Texas at Austin


Job Description Summary

The Population Research Center and Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin (PI: Cristine Legare) invite applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher. The successful candidate will work on an international, interdisciplinary research program funded by Templeton Religion Trust titled the Culture of Schooling Project.

 Grand claims have been made about the impact of formal education on demographic and economic outcomes, but much less is known about how it impacts the kind of beliefs, values, and practices individuals and groups adopt. This project will systematically document and explain the impact of formal education on the scientific and religious beliefs, values, and behaviors of individuals and groups.

This position will entail taking a leadership role in supervising and conducting cross-cultural social scientific research in collaboration with partners at multiple international universities. The successful candidate must be committed to team-based science and will receive substantive career mentoring and opportunities for independent research and professional development.


·         Facilitating relationships with international collaborators and fieldsite supervisors, schools, families, and community organizations

·         Conducting international fieldwork: Supervising data collection with children and adults

·         Supervision of a research team

·         Overseeing data management and coding

·         Qualitative and quantitative data analyses

·         Co-writing reports for funding agencies

·         Presentations at conferences and workshops

·         Authorship (under PI guidance) of publications in peer-reviewed journals.


Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in psychology, anthropology, biology, education, human development, cognitive science, or related discipline. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

·         Demonstrated capacity for independent, creative scholarship

·         Strong writing skills; and evidence of productivity in peer-reviewed journals

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

·         Experience with behavioral coding software (Datavyu or similar software)

·         Diverse methodological toolkit (interviews, observation, experiments, ethnography)

·         Project management experience

·         Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Excel

·         Advanced quantitative data analyses skills (e.g., SEM, multi-level modeling, Bayesian statistics) and proficiency with statistical software (including R).

·         Experience conducting cross-cultural research with children and adults is strongly preferred.

Required Materials

·         CV

·         Contact details for three referees

·         3 page statement of research interests, experience, and fit with project objectives

·         3 publications/manuscripts

Application materials are due January 31, 2020. Please send materials in one PDF document to:

Further information about the Evolution, Ontogeny, and Variation of Learning Lab can be found at Please direct inquiries to


Cristine H. Legare

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

The University of Texas at Austin




Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford GSE

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

Griffin Colaizzi 

Lab Manager
Lab for Relational Cognition
Georgetown University Psychology Department
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Senior Research Analyst position at Age of Learning (edtech company)

Do you have a passion for educating children? Looking for a role in the edtech space? Age of Learning is hiring! You can read about the position here. This position is embedded within the Efficacy Team.
We’re an edtech company based in LA. Our core product is ABCmouse and have launched other major products including Mastering Math, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ!
Feel free to message me if you’re interested!

Two-year postdoc fellowship in psychology and experimental philosophy


Professors Ori Friedman and John Turri are looking to jointly hire a postdoctoral fellow to collaborate on research at the intersection of psychology and experimental philosophy at the University of Waterloo.


An initial one-year appointment will start between 1 June and 1 September 2020, depending on the successful candidate’s availability. Renewal for a second year is expected assuming good performance.

 Stipend and funds

The stipend is $42,500 per year plus benefits and a $5,000 travel/research budget per year (all values denominated in Canadian dollars).


Applicants must have earned a PhD in a relevant area of cognitive science within five years of the date of appointment. The successful candidate (1) will have experience conducting experiments with adults, (2) will work on issues in the broad terrain covered by the supervisors’ research (see links above), (3) may not be employed at another institution during the term of their appointment, and (4) is expected to be in residence for the appointment’s duration. Bonus points for strong statistical, coding, and open-science skills.


The successful candidate will be expected to produce theoretical and/or experimental publications, contribute to all phases of the research process, present at professional conferences/workshops, participate in lab meetings, mentor junior lab members, and help organize cognitive-science related activities at the university.

 How to apply

Email the following to and with the subject heading of “postdoctoral fellowship application”:

  • Cover letter: state your interest in the position, background preparation, and research goals (max 750 words)
  • Current CV
  • One representative publication
  • Contact information for 2–3 references (referees will be contacted by email to comment on your qualifications)


We will begin reviewing applications on 31 January 2020. Only complete applications received by that date are guaranteed full consideration.


Ori Friedman


Department of Psychology

University of Waterloo, Canada