Month: January 2020

Postdoc position in Psychology of Language

The Psychology of Language Group at Georg-August University Göttingen invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position (all genders welcome; 100%; TV-L 13). The Research Group examines the mechanisms underlying infants’ language acquisition and language processing. Researchers working within the group have varied interests including topics such as curiosity-driven approaches to word learning, selective attention in early language acquisition, the interaction between visual and social cues in language processing. 

Candidates should hold a doctorate in Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science or related fields. The candidate is expected to develop their own project together with the PI within the framework of the group’s research interests.  Excellent statistical skills including proficiency in R or other programming languages are a requirement for the position. Other requirements include excellent communication skills, an interest in experimental psycholinguistic research and a commitment to interdisciplinary research. Candidates with previous experience in experimental studies with young children using eye-tracking data are especially encouraged to apply. The working language of the group is English and applicants from outside Germany are encouraged to apply.

The position is available for three years starting as early as 1st April 2020, with a possibility of extension for a further three years.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life.The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please send your application with the usual documents (CV, motivation letter and email addresses of two referees) in electronic form by 28th February, 2020 to Nivedita Mani (

For further information please visit our website ( or contact Nivedita Mani at the email address given above.

Please note:

With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Hinweisblatt zur Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO)

Research Partnerships Manager at the Character Lab

Character Lab is a nonprofit devoted to advancing the science and practice of character development. All of the job details are listed below and the link to the job can be found here:
Position: Research Partnerships Manager
Company: Character Lab
Name of Supervisor: Emma Satlof-Bedrick
Closing Date: Until Filled

Character Lab is looking for a Research Partnerships Manager. Reporting to the Director of Research Partnerships, they will support Character Lab Research Network’s (CLRN) data management and liaise with both external and internal partners to develop efficient systems for collecting and disseminating research data. They will also prepare and manage communications regarding research projects on the network, ensure project timelines are met, manage Character Lab’s open science initiatives such as coordinating preregistration, and manage Character Lab’s internal research.  The Research Partnerships Manager will ensure that data management is running smoothly for our partner school districts and research collaborators. This person will come into a role where they can combine their passion for research and education with their skills in project management and communication.

We are looking for an individual who has hands-on experience with research, data collection and data management. To thrive within our small and dynamic team, the individual must be capable of juggling multiple projects at once, embracing time management, and spotting areas to improve process inefficiencies.

About Character Lab

Founded in 2013 by two educators (Dave Levin and Dominic Randolph) and one scientist (Angela Duckworth), Character Lab is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing scientific insights that help kids thrive. By connecting researchers with educators, Character Lab seeks to create greater knowledge about the conditions that lead to social, emotional, academic, and physical well-being for young people throughout the country. To learn more, go to

Research suggests that character encompasses a multitude of strengths that can be organized into three dimensions: strengths of heart (interpersonal), like gratitude, enable harmonious relationships with other people; strengths of will(intrapersonal), like grit and self-control, enable achievement; and strengths of mind (intellectual), like curiosity, enable independent thinking.

Our culture is both challenging (we’re never done improving) and supportive (one of our core values is excessive generosity). We are a small team working under one roof.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaising between researchers and school district data teams
  • Managing external vendor relationships, including an external data processing organization
  • Creating operational procedures for data management
  • Facilitating the work of top tier scientists
  • Ensuring quality communication and strong relationships with researchers
  • Coordinating data collections with schools/districts
  • Managing IRB protocols and grant proposals
  • Manage open science initiatives
  • Preparing and managing communications regarding research projects
  • Identifying opportunities for increased efficiency
  • Maintaining attention to detail and accuracy in all tasks

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in Psychology, Education, Statistics, Economics or a related social sciences field, Master’s preferred
  • 5+ years work experience
  • Significant experience in social science research, with a strong passion for education; prior experience working in education a plus but not required
  • Prior experience with data management
  • Prior experience managing external vendors or consultants a plus
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language a plus (Python, Matlab, Stata, C#, and/or R)
  • A high level of thoroughness and attention to detail, in order to maintain our high quality of work
  • Fierce work ethic and sense of purpose, with the ability to work well as part of a dynamic start-up
  • Highly effective interpersonal communication, collaboration, and writing skills

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
Prolonged and irregular hours of duty, as necessary

Some light to medium level of manual labor (e.g., preparing mailings, moving boxes of materials)

Thank you and please let me know if you need anything else!
Hiring Specialist, Character Lab

Postdoctoral Position – Wesleyan University

Postdoctoral Position in Developmental/Cognitive Psychology

Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT, USA
A 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship is available in the Cognitive Development Labs at Wesleyan University (PIs: Dr. Anna Shusterman and Dr. Hilary Barth). We seek an outstanding scientist with expertise in mathematical cognition and development. Particular areas of interest include but are not limited to: early acquisition of number language and concepts in toddlers and preschoolers, translation of research to applied settings, development of spatial cognition, the role of numerical cognition in decisions. The postdoctoral fellow will work collaboratively with both labs and will receive support in the development of an independent research program. The position includes teaching one undergraduate seminar per year in an area of the fellow’s interest and mentoring exceptional undergraduates involved in research. Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, or a related field; experience working with children in an experimental research setting; strong organizational, time management, and oral/written communication skills; strong statistical and data analytic skills. Wesleyan is a selective liberal arts institution with faculty engaged in well-funded and cutting-edge research. Wesleyan University is located in Middletown, CT and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women, and historically underrepresented minority groups. To apply, please visit The position is expected to begin on or after July 1, 2020. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applications received by March 1, 2020 will be given full consideration.
Hilary Barth, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT 06459-0408
Phone: (860) 685-2468
Faculty page:
Lab page:

Postdoc & lab manager positions at BRC

Dear all,

We have two new vacancies at the Baby & Child Research Center, Nijmegen (NL). Please follow the links to learn more about these positions.

Postdoc position: Baby research at the intersection of science and practice

Public Outreach Coordinator and Lab manager

Kind regards,

Marlene Meyer

Dr. Marlene Meyer | Donders Institute | Baby & Child Research Center | Radboud University Nijmegen | Montessorilaan 3,  6525 HR Nijmegen, The Netherlands|

Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship – Carnegie Mellon University

Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience

Barbara Shinn-Cunningham and Lori Holt are seeking a creative, energetic postdoctoral auditory cognitive (neuro)scientist to join their collaborative research team.

We encourage you to apply to the Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (DPFP) through the CarnegieMellon University Neuroscience Institute. The goal of this program is to provide support for exceptional early career scholars who will help develop neuroscience research at CMU, especially research that spans across research laboratories in different departments and even colleges, serving as a form of seed funding for new projects and collaborations.

Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $55,000 (plus benefits) and a research/travel fund of up to $5000 per year. The program is intended to bring in new scholars to the CMU community; researchers who are already in CMU laboratories are not eligible to apply. Up to two fellowships (renewable annually, typically for two years) will be awarded per year, depending on the applicant pool and available funding. Fellows will be encouraged to apply for additional independent funding to continue their work (as applicable), and will have access to administrative support as well as mentoring when developing proposals.

The position will involve many opportunities for professional development and cross-lab training. If selected for the DPFP, the fellow would join a growing and highly interactive Pittsburgh Cognitive Auditory Neuroscience (PCAN) collective committed to understanding human auditory behavior and is psychological and biological bases. Carnegie Mellon University’s strengths are complemented by those of the immediately adjacent University of Pittsburgh. Together, the two institutions boast research strengths in human, nonhuman animal, and clinical approaches to understanding auditory behavior. The successful candidate will be welcomed into a thriving, interdisciplinary intellectual community. Researchers in this highly supportive environment seek to span disciplines and employ multiple methodologies in their research. Facilities include a state-of-the-art MRI facility, EEG, NIRS, and MEG systems, and large-scale, high-performance computing clusters situated in a highly collaborative environment.

We are looking for fellows who demonstrate:

  • a creative, interdisciplinary approach to solving modern problems in neuroscience
  • an ability to develop new methods to study brain, behavior, and how they are related
  • the promise of seeding or promoting sustainable
  • collaborative links between NI faculty research programs
  • the potential for proposed research to lead to competitive external funding
  • a commitment to promoting diverse, ideas, perspectives, and voices in our research community

Carnegie Mellon’s Neuroscience Institute brings together researchers from across the University to conduct multi- disciplinary work to advance the state of brain science. The Neuroscience Institute comprises faculty from five of CMU’s seven schools and colleges, harnessing the university’s core strengths in cognitive science, computation, data science, biology, and engineering.

For more information,

Post doc in learning sciences at UD

Postdoctoral Scholar Position at University of Delaware
Work with Dr. Teya Rutherford on an NSF-funded project on children’s in-the-moment motivation/emotion.

Context of the Job: The postdoctoral scholar will be based in the School of Education at the University of Delaware, but will also work with researchers at North Carolina State University. The project leverages learning analytics and experience sampling methods to understand how student motivation and affect associate with choices in a learning platform, and to design and test nudges toward choices that result in greater learning and progress.

Responsibilities: Project management; interfacing with school districts, schools, teachers, and software developer; data cleaning and organization; field visits and observations; supervising graduate student or undergraduate researchers; data analysis; writing manuscripts and preparing presentations.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences, Informatics, Computer Science, or a related field.

Background knowledge desired: Educational psychology or learning sciences theories, especially relating to motivation; educational technology implementation and classroom integration; mathematics education. Strong data analysis skills, educational data mining or learning analytics preferred; experience in R and/or Stata; primary data collection; secondary data analysis; supervision; organization; academic writing and presenting.

Applications close: Open until filled

Start date: Spring or Summer 2020

Search committee: Teomara (Teya) Rutherford, Nancy Jordan, Roberta Golinkoff

Contact: Contact Dr. Teya Rutherford, for more information

Job posting and application link:

Nancy C. Jordan
Dean Family Endowed Chair of Education & Professor

Postdoctoral position at Concordia University

The Cognitive and Language Development Laboratory at Concordia University ( anticipates an opening in Fall 2020 or Winter 2021 for a postdoctoral fellow to collaborate on research projects on the development of selective trust, theory of mind , bilingualism, and child-robot interactions in infancy and early childhood, with funding from SSHRC and NSERC. The depth of theory of mind in infancy is currently examined with conceptual replications of various paradigms, including violation of expectation, anticipatory looking, interactive, etc.  Research paradigms used in the lab include habituation, eye tracking, pupillometry,  interactive lab-based tasks and parental reports. International collaborations with teams from US, Switzerland, Japan and Germany are ongoing.

The Postdoctoral Fellow must start his/her appointment by March 1, 2021.

Please follow this link to learn more.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Diane Poulin-Dubois at

Postdoc at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt-based position:

Post-doctoral Fellowship. The Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab announces a new postdoctoral fellow position to develop and carry out studies using behavioral, cognitive neuroscience, and genetics methods to study the relationship between prosody, rhythm, and reading skills. The Lab is a highly interdisciplinary environment that engages trainees from a wide range of Vanderbilt degree programs and maintains collaborations with a vast network of researchers; this particular position will also involve collaborative work and training at the MTSU site. You can read more about our related genetics-focused projects in the lab here: and about the postdoc training resources here: This position requires prior experience working with high-dimensional data, and excellent organizational skills. Initial appointments will be made for one year, with potential to renew for up to 3 years.

Candidates should send a CV, cover letter, names of 3 references, and publication reprints to Dr. Reyna Gordon Please indicate your last name + “postdoc application NSF rhythm-reading project” in the email subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until filled, with a preference to finalize hiring by February 2020.

NIMH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship – Columbia University


A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in Dr. Rachel Marsh’s Cognitive Development and Neuroimaging Lab at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute. The position will focus on MRI studies of cognitive control and regulatory deficits in children being treated for OCD and in healthy mother-child dyads, a study in collaboration with Dr. Catherine Monk. The fellow will work closely with Dr. Marsh and Dr. David Pagliaccio.

Please see the attached announcement for more details.
Thank you

David Pagliaccio, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology (in Psychiatry)

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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NIHM T32 Postdoctoral Training – Deadline March 1

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