Postdoctoral Fellows, Tsinghua University Child Cognition Center

The Child Cognition Center at Tsinghua University (PI: Stella Christie) invites applications for several two-year postdoctoral positions. Our research group aims to understand foundational learning mechanisms for knowledge acquisition. Recent and current works include analogical learning in social cognition, cross-cultural investigations on free and guided play, cross-species comparison on rule learning and analogical abstraction. Researchers joining our group are not bound by specific grants/projects, and are free to establish their research agenda and interests within our broad aim of understanding learning.


The postdoctoral position is a joint position under Tsinghua University’s Department of Psychology and Tsinghua Laboratory for Brain and Intelligence (THBI). THBI is a new, interdisciplinary research institute that brings together researchers from developmental science, computer science and machine learning, behavioral and computational neuroscience, and other related fields. As such, postdoctoral fellows joining our group have great opportunities to interact and collaborate with people from other disciplines. Fellows also have direct access to THBI-owned research facilities such as the 150 m2 (1600 square ft) developmental laboratory and 3000 m2 (32000 square ft) animal facility housing common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus).


Postdoctoral fellows receive salaries and benefits packages that are internationally competitive. Fellows are eligible for a rent-subsidized on-campus apartment. There are ample funds for academic travel and participation in academic activities.


Tsinghua University is routinely ranked number 1 among Chinese universities and in the top 5 in Asia, offering a vibrant research and academic community. The university is located in the northwest of Beijing, which houses several top universities and is a major hub of China’s robust high-tech industry. At the same time, the university offers proximity to nature: it is surrounded by large historical parks and situated only one hour away from the Taihang mountain range.


Applicants should send a CV, a statement of research interests, and contact details for 3 referees (who will be contacted for short-listed candidates) in one PDF document. Include a link to, or attach, up to 3 representative publications or manuscripts. Application materials should be sent to; please put Postdoc 2020 Application in the subject line of your email.  Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until positions are filled. For more information on THBI, please visit

Stella Christie

Tsinghua Laboratory for Brain and Intelligence, Principal Investigator
Department of Psychology, Tenured Associate Professor
THBI Child Cognition Center, Director
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China 100084