Month: July 2020

Two Post-Doc positions in Leipzig, Germany

Two PostDoc positions available at the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology

The newly founded research department of Comparative Cultural Psychology (CCP) at the MPI EVA studies children across diverse human societies as well as non-human great apes species, to understand uniquely human cultural diversity and the universal cognitive mechanisms that enable and constrain it.

We are looking for two Post-doctoral scientists (m/f/d) who will join us in envisioning, planning and executing a research program on group-level variation in great ape sociality and cognition) as well as cross-cultural variation in children’s early cognitive development.

To learn more about the positions as well as the application procedure, please visit:

Post-doctoral scientist (group-level variation in great ape sociality and cognition)

Post-doctoral scientist (cross-cultural variation in children’s early cognitive development)


Anja Reimann
Department Administrator & Assistant to Daniel Haun

Comparative Cultural Psychology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

Tel.: +49 341 3550-400
Fax: +49 341 3550-119

Transdisciplinary postdoc position at UTokyo

The University of Tokyo IRCN Nagai, Yazaki and Tsuji labs are seeking a postdoctoral candidate for the transdisciplinary project “The Development of Social Intelligence”. The goals of this project are to identify the neuronal and biological basis of social effects on learning. 

The successful candidate will be involved in developing experiments in songbirds and human infants in interaction with robots, including the recording and analysis of behavioral, auditory, and physiological measures. The candidate will primarily be supervised by Dr. Nagai, and co-supervised by Dr. Yazaki and Dr. Tsuji.

Nagai lab:

Yazaki lab:

Tsuji lab:


  • Programming skills (Python, C, C++, Matlab)

  • Experience in conducting either animal, human, or robot experiments

    • Skills for designing and conducting experiments 

    • Skills in recording and analysis of behavioral, auditory, and physiological data 

  • Good command of English

Application Requirements

Job title

Project Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow) 

Starting Date



The first contract will be ended on March 31, 2021. The contract is renewable on a fiscal year basis (from April 1 to March 31; every year) according to research budget, research activity, and research achievements.

Contract can be extended for up to 3 years.

Place of Work

International Research Center for Neurointelligence

The University of Tokyo, Institutes for Advanced Study

7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo, 113-0033 JAPAN

*This can be changed due to work circumstances.



● Ph.D. or equivalent in a related field

● Good communication skill in English


● Experiences in computer science, cognitive science, neuroscience, and/or psychology will be preferred.

Compensation & Benefits

● Salary: To be determined in accordance with the University of Tokyo Regulations

● Commuter allowance: JPY55,000 per month at maximum

● Social Insurance: Eligible for MEXT* Mutual Aid Association membership, employees’ pension, employment insurance, and workers’ accident compensation insurance. (*MEXT: Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

● Vacation: Annual paid vacation, Sick leave (paid), Special vacation (paid)

Working Hours

Discretionary labor system, based on 7 hours, 45 minutes per day, or 38 hours 45 minutes per week


Saturdays and Sundays; Statutory public holidays of Japan; Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3); Summer holidays

Applications and Selection Process

Applications deadline: When the position is filled


Application documents:

      ● Cover letter in English

      ● Curriculum vitae in English

      ● Publication list

      ● Name and contact address for two references, one of which should be a previous employer


Submission: Interested applicants should send application materials to: (Please replace # with @ before using this email address) with a subject “Application for Project Researcher in Social Intelligence”.


Selection Process: All applications will be screened, and only those qualified will be scheduled for an interview (on-site or via video).


* Submitted documents will not be returned.

* Personal information is handled carefully according to the Privacy Policy of the University of Tokyo, and will be used only for the job selection process.

* Travel cost will not be paid in screening process.

Assistant Professor
The University of Tokyo International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN)
Personal website:

Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

The Cognitive Neuroscience laboratory (, PI: Yael Arbel) in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is seeking a full-time highly qualified and highly motivated postdoctoral research associate with an interest in developmental cognitive neuroscience. The position is funded by the NIH and involves the collection and analysis of behavioral and electrophysiological (Event Related Potentials, ERPs) measures to study learning in children with developmental language disorder (DLD).

Requirements: PhD or equivalent in cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, communication sciences and disorders or a related discipline; previous experience with the collection and analysis of ERP data; evidence of dissemination of research findings.

The initial commitment is for 2 years, with potential for extension

The postdoc will have the opportunity to engage in various aspects of the study, attend conferences, participate in grantsmanship training, contribute to manuscripts, and apply for external funding.

Interested applicants should submit an application via Taleo

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The position may begin as early as late summer 2020.

Yael Arbel, CCC-SLP, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

(617) 643-4821

Co-Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Group (CNG)

 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Charlestown Navy Yard
36 1st Avenue, Boston MA 02129

Educating Tomorrow’s Health Care Leaders 

Postdoctoral Fellow opening in dev cog neuro

Please see the attached pdf for a postdoc opportunity with Dr. Charles Nelson in the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital! 

Text copied below for convenience as well:
The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience, under the direction of Charles A. Nelson, Ph.D., seek a highly qualified postdoctoral scientist with interests in neurodevelopment generally, and with specific expertise in EEG in young children. Specifically, the postdoc will become involved in a data analytic project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, under the joint supervision of Charles A. Nelson, Ph.D. and Laurel Gabard-Durnam, Ph.D. The overall goal of this project, Early Predictors of Neurodevelopmental Outcomes (EEG), is to make use of – and develop new tools for – using EEG to predict subsequent cognitive outcomes, including, in some cases, academic success. The postdoc will have access to data from a number of different projects (from both low- and middle-income countries), and will also work closely with other Foundation-funded teams focused on NIRS and MRI, all part of a broader neurodevelopmental consortium.
Eligible postdocs should have training in developmental psychology, developmental cognitive neuroscience, or developmental neurobiology, ideally with solid experience in neuroscience methods (particularly EEG) and experience with young children. Familiarity with predictive statistical methods (e.g. machine-learning algorithms) is preferred. The postdoc will have the opportunity to engage in various aspects of the study, such as supervising research coordinators/assistants, undergraduate and graduate students; extensive involvement in data processing and analysis; and correspondingly, involvement in manuscript preparation and grant writing.
This position is open for a possible start date of August 1st, 2020. A 2-year commitment is preferred. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Qualifications: – Doctoral degree in developmental psychology, neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, with a history of research focused on neurodevelopment – Experience conducting research with infants and/or children – Excellent interpersonal and research skills – Experience with EEG/ERP – Knowledge of predictive statistical analyses preferred
Application Information: A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items (please include your full name on every page of your application): 1. Letter of interest 2. CV 3. Names and contact information for three references
For consideration, please submit an application to Dr. Charles Nelson (

Postdoctoral Position in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position
Purdue University

Applications are invited for position of Postdoctoral Research Associate for a series of projects led and co-led by Dr. Bridgette Kelleher. Dr. Kelleher is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences (associate professor effective 8/10/20), Principal Investigator of the Neurodevelopmental Family Lab, and Co-Director of the Purdue Autism Research Center. Dr. Kelleher’s research uses telehealth-based methods to assess early development of children at risk for adverse health outcomes. The candidate’s primary role will be to support execution of a number of ongoing projects, including project management and data dissemination. Approximately 50% of their effort will be devoted to a new project funded by the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience that is co-directed by Dr. Kelleher and Dr. Carolyn McCormick, assistant professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Director of the MAC Lab. The candidate will work with Drs. Kelleher and McCormick to lead an interdisciplinary team of life scientists and engineers using human centered design to develop novel biosensors to support clinical research in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, Angelman syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease. The successful candidate will also support Dr. Kelleher’s ongoing telehealth-based studies of early development in children at elevated likelihood for developing autism, such as the PANDABox project and Purdue Early Phenotype Study. The majority of the candidate’s efforts on Dr. Kelleher’s individual projects will support data dissemination, including analyzing data and writing manuscripts.  

The position is 40 hours per week with a possible duration of two years, contingent upon successful performance in the first year. Longer-term employment is possible pending additional funding. Application review begins immediately, with start date as early as August 1, 2020.

The candidate will be primarily housed in the Neurodevelopmental Family Lab, which is directed by Dr. Kelleher. Our lab family includes over 40 postdocs, graduate students, undergraduates, and staff members who work together to facilitate research that optimizes outcomes for children with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families. Diversity and inclusion are central to our lab’s mission, and we encourage applications from candidates who will prioritize facilitating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. As part of their job duties, the candidate will participate in a variety of professional development activities, including activities with the Purdue Autism Research Center, leading publications and presentations, and participating in laboratory-wide and individual mentorship on building a career relevant to children with neurodevelopmental disorders.


Ph.D. in psychological sciences, human development, neuroscience, or a closely related field

Preferred: work or applied experience with children and families; personal or professional experience with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders.

  • Commitment to supporting an inclusive and diverse laboratory environment
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and professionalism as a collegial team member
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Strong experience with data management and analysis (experience with longitudinal analyses preferred but not required)
  • Ability to efficiently multi task and meet deadlines
  • Skill in taking initiative, assuming responsibility and handling confidential information with discretion
  • Valid US or Canadian driver’s license
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Submit materials online through the Purdue Careers website

Carolyn E.B. McCormick, PhD

Assistant Professor

Human Development and Family Studies

Hanley Hall, Rm 229
1202 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2055