Month: June 2020

Postdoc – Child Development Lab at the University of Maryland

Child Development Lab
University of Maryland

The Child Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park, ( is searching for a postdoctoral fellow to work on ongoing fMRI research related to the neural correlates of temperament risk for anxiety. The position could begin October 2020 or January 2021. This position is for up to two years, with the possibility of an extension depending on grant funding.

The postdoc will work on an existing longitudinal infant fMRI study investigating brain networks associated with temperamental risk for anxiety. This study draws on multiple methods of inquiry including direct-observation, questionnaires, electrophysiology, and fMRI. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for analyzing fMRI data, writing scientific papers, and participating in the intellectual life of the lab. Other duties will include working with research assistants and graduate and undergraduate students.

Position qualifications include a PhD in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field; experience with fMRI acquisition and analysis; strong programming, experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment on multiple tasks and projects and to share one’s expertise with and train others. Experience with Linux, software programs (AFNI, FSL, MATLAB or other relevant programs), programming tasks (e.g., E-prime), and statistical analysis (R, MPlus, SPSS) is highly desired. Excellent scientific writing skills and experience working with children in a research setting are also desired.

Please address questions or send a letter of research interests, a CV, and contact information for three references to Nathan Fox ( and Jamie Listokin ( Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Jamie Listokin

Laboratory Manager
Child Development Lab
University of Maryland
Office: 301.405.8315

Postdoctoral Position

A postdoctoral position is available in the Cognition and Development lab at the University of Maryland – College Park. The position is for a funded research project concerned with 3rd – 8th grade students’ math outcomes, focusing specifically on African-American and Latinx students. We are interested in connections with executive function, and individual differences related to socioemotional skills, prior experience, and a broad set of other variables. Techniques that will be used in this project include behavioral assessment (lab and online), classroom-based assessment, and computational modeling. This project is part of a larger effort by the NewSchools Foundation focused on children’s math and executive function. The postdoctoral researcher will be part of an interdisciplinary team that has expertise in computational modeling, math equity, emotion and stress, mathematical cognition, and executive functioning.

 This is an excellent position for candidates to 1) gain expertise children’s math development, 2) work on a project focused on math equity and real-world outcomes for African-American and Latinx children, 3) gain methodological expertise in cutting edge computational modeling techniques, 4) become part of a community of researchers working towards similar goals.

 The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Psychology, Education, or any relevant behavioral and social sciences.

The position is in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, at the University of Maryland.

 Qualifications: Position qualifications include a PhD in psychology, education or a related field. Expertise in the development of mathematical cognition, executive function and computational modeling are desired. Experience with statistical analysis (e.g. R) and general computing (MATLAB, Python) is desired.

 Responsibilities: The postdoctoral researcher will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing behavioral and computational data and writing scientific papers and presentations. Other duties will include working with research assistants and graduate and undergraduate students

 To Apply: Applicants are required to send a CV, a brief cover letter included expected availability and contact information for two references to The position is open immediately but start dates into Fall 2020 will also be considered

 The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Richard W Prather
Assistant Professor
Department of Human Development & Quantitative Methodology
Neuroscience & Cognitive Science Program
University of Maryland – College Park, MD

Postdoctoral Scholar in Cognitive Science

Postdoctoral Scholar in Cognitive Science
Case Western Reserve University: College of Arts and Sciences: Department of Cognitive Science
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Open Date: Jun 5, 2020
The Department of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University is pleased to invite applications from creative, highly-qualified and motivated scholars for a postdoctoral position. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in cognitive science, linguistics, psychology or a related field with an emphasis on research in language acquisition and/or
processing either in first or second language (or both) or in corpus-based language analysis. Researchers working within the framework of functional-typological-cognitive linguistics, or usage-based linguistics broadly conceived, are especially encouraged to apply. The position
involves teaching of one or two courses per academic year. The position is for two years, starting September 1, 2020 (earlier/later start dates may be negotiated).
Application Instructions
Applications should include a cover letter describing your research experience and qualifications for the position, a CV, a two-page research proposal, and contact information for 3 references, and should be submitted by June 30, 2020 at The position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Yasuhiro Shirai at
Yasuhiro Shirai
Department of Cognitive Science
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH 44106
New book: Connectionism and Second Language Acquisition (Routledge)

Research Professional at UChicago

Research Professional at UChicago TMW Center for Early Learning and Public Health

Dear Colleagues –

I hope all is well and you are all holding up well and finding ways to engage meaningfully to address the issues of equity and justice in your communities and at large.

I am reaching out about a new position at the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health which I co-direct. We are looking for a Research professional 1 (PhD) to join the Center and contribute to our lines of scientific inquiry. More information about the role is here: A few of you pointed out that the link didn’t work; please review it here –

Could you share this with the broader listserv and encourage people in your networks to apply? I am also happy to chat with candidates if that is helpful. Thank you so much for your help!

Warmest Regards,
Dana Suskind
, MD

University of Chicago