Month: January 2021

Post-doctoral position / tenure-track potential / neuroimaging

postdoc in developmental cognitive neuroscience

Dr. Lauren Emberson is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join her lab at Princeton University and University of British Columbia. Start time flexible but ideally as soon as possible.

Position Summary

This Gates foundation grant-funded position will focus on the analysis of existing developmental neuroimaging datasets (fNIRS/fMRI) to predict developmental outcomes. The focus of this project is on dynamic changes during experience (i.e., learning), the emergence of large-scale neural networks (i.e., functional connectivity) and distributed representational patterns across the cortex (i.e., decoding or use of machine learning methods) in these fNIRS datasets.

Preferred Qualifications

Researchers with interests in early neural and cognitive development with prior experience with developmental neuroimaging (fNIRS, EEG, fMRI, other) are encouraged to apply.  Ideally, candidates will have knowledge of relevant statistical software & programming tools (e.g. MATLAB, R).

Essential Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and show evidence of publication-quality dissertation research. Candidates must have research experience with developmental populations and/or neuroimaging (with adults OR developmental populations, any modality).

Please submit a CV, a cover letter describing academic and research goals, as well as relevant research experience directly to Dr. Emberson. In addition, include 2 papers or posters of your research.  Applicants are required to include contact information for at least 2 references but letters are not required at this time.  References will be contacted for a short-list of candidates only.  Contact Dr. Lauren Emberson ( for additional questions.

Research Postdoctoral Fellow Position at Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) at Weill Cornell

Research Postdoctoral fellowship at the ASD & Developmental Science Lab

(PI: Kim), Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB)
at Weill Cornell Medicine

 Weill Cornell Medicine is seeking candidates for a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship beginning July, 2021 and based at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB). CADB is a state-of-the art clinical and research program and a collaborative program of NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and in partnership with NEXT for Autism.  CADB is located on the campus of New York-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center in White Plains, New York. The Center provides comprehensive assessment and clinical services for hundreds of patients annually.

The Research Postdoctoral Fellow will work under the supervision and mentorship of Dr. So Hyun “Sophy” Kim, to support projects funded by NIH and Simons Foundation examining early behavioral features and trajectories of with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and an EEG/ERP study examining neural correlates of executive function and school readiness in children ASD at CADB’s ASD & Developmental Science Lab (PI: Kim). Responsibilities will include data collection, preparation of manuscripts and grant applications, and training research assistants. The Fellow will be ideally leading our efforts to analyze EEG/ERP data; therefore, previous experiences with EEG/ERP data analyses are strongly preferred. The Fellow will also have opportunities for clinical training to get licensed under the supervision of licensed clinicians.

The ideal candidate will be interested in pursuing an academic career as a clinical researcher. To support career development in research, the Fellow will receive protected research time and grant-writing mentorship. The Fellow will have an option to accrue clinical hours for their New York State Psychology license by delivering interventions (e.g., naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions in preschool classroom setting) and/or diagnostic and developmental assessments.

Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology or other related disciplines (e.g., developmental psychology, developmental neuroscience). Applicants who are completing the APA accredited internship and are eligible for a New York State limited permit or license are preferred. 

The stipend is competitive with health benefits and vacation. Position will start sometime in July-September, 2021. Interested applicants should email a CV and statement of interest to Dr. Sophy Kim at Application deadline: February 15th, 2020.

Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Fellows for Academic Diversity, College of Arts and Sciences, American University

American University in Washington DC is currently inviting applications to fill two positions of Postdoctoral Fellows for Academic Diversity (below and attached). The link to apply on Interfolio is  

 A number of AU faculty in the Center for Neuroscience & Behavior, the Department of Psychology, and/or the Department of Neuroscience may be of interest to prospective postdoctoral applicants on this listserv, including (but not limited to):

  • Dr. Catherine Stoodley is interested in the neuroscience of cognitive development, particularly the role of the human cerebellum in cognition, cognitive development and in neurodevelopmental disorders. She uses clinical studies, structural and functional neuroimaging, neuromodulation with transcranial direct current stimulation, and behavioral testing to investigate the functional anatomy of the cerebellum and the type of processing that the cerebellum performs. Learn more at:
  • Dr. Emily Grossnickle Peterson applies methods from educational psychology and cognitive neuroscience to investigate cognitive and motivational factors that support (or hinder) student learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Her current research examines questions such as why spatial reasoning skills predict science achievement and how teachers support student curiosity. Learn more at:
  • Dr. Laurie Bayet’s program of developmental research examines the mechanisms of high-level visual and socio-emotional perception in childhood and infancy, with faces and facial emotions as particular cases of interest. By bridging behavioral, neuroimaging (fNIRS, EEG), and computational methods, her lab seeks to build an integrated understanding of the critical experiences, neural pathways, and cognitive building blocks by which infants and young children learn to interpret their visual and social environment. Learn more at:


Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Fellows for Academic Diversity, College of Arts and Sciences, American University

The College of Arts and Sciences at American University is pleased to announce two Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity to begin in Fall 2021. These positions are designed to support the development of early-career scholars who show promise of distinguished research careers and who are from sectors of the population historically underrepresented on the professorial faculties of U.S. colleges and universities.

The initial appointment is a 12-month term position and will commence on August 1, 2021, with the possibility of a one-year extension. Applicants should hold a PhD or other terminal degree in their discipline by their proposed start date. The position is open to all disciplines with priority given to STEM fields. The position will require the incumbent to conduct research with an AU faculty mentor or mentors, teach one course per Academic Year in their field and participate in School and University activities. Optionally, there will be zero courses in the second Academic Year for lab science fellows.

Salary is competitive and includes full health benefits. Fellows will also receive up to $3,000 in onetime start-up expenses and reimbursement for up to $2,000 per academic year in eligible research expenses.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via Interfolio:  

Include a letter of application outlining the candidate’s research and teaching interests, a description of how the candidate proposes to work with one or more specific College faculty mentors(s) and/or research center(s), a current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation from scholars who know the candidate’s work well, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and electronic copies of recently published papers or working papers. Candidates are not required to contact potential AU mentors in advance. The materials of competitive applicants will be forwarded to those collaborators following an initial review. Questions should be directed to Haely Jardas, Special Assistant to the Dean, at 202-885-2446 or

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Postdoctoral Position at Concordia University, Montreal

Postdoctoral Position at Concordia University, Montreal

The Cognitive and Language Development Laboratory at Concordia University in Montreal ( has a postdoctoral position to offer, starting in Summer or Fall 2021. The fellow will be expected 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. Regarding selective trust, the lab examines developmental changes in the cognitive mechanisms involved in selective social learning. 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. Stipend is $50,00CDN/year, plus benefits.

The Postdoctoral Fellow must start his/her appointment by August 31st, 2021.

Please follow this link to learn more.

If you have any questions, please email the director of the lab, Dr. Diane Poulin-Dubois at

Senior Social Science Researcher job posting for foundry10

Senior Social Science Researcher

Foundry10 is a philanthropic education research organization located in the University District neighborhood in Seattle. We work in collaboration with program developers and external partners to conduct research that expands how practitioners, communities, and other researchers think about learning. Foundry10 offers competitive salaries, benefits, and vacation time. This position is located in Seattle, WA and will require the candidate to work in the office when it is safe to do so.

Foundry10 is seeking a full-time social science researcher to join our expanding research team focused on supporting a variety of education programs and research projects. Senior Researchers have deep expertise in a few research methodologies (e.g., qualitative methods) or topics, which can serve as the basis for ongoing study and sharing. They are also experienced in a broad range of methodological/theoretical approaches and able to quickly learn about new types of research. As a social science researcher at foundry10, you will have a variety of opportunities including:

  • Develop generalizable research that is based on collaborations with program teams and outside partners as well as your own novel ideas and areas of expertise

  • Collaborate with program teams to design and carry out program evaluation efforts

  • Apply experience-based insights and research skills (e.g., data analysis techniques, knowledge of study design, visualizing and interpreting data) to innovative research

  • Oversee the execution of studies, to carry them out from conceptualization to final sharing

To be considered for this position, submit your resume or CV along with a cover letter explaining why this position in our company resonates with you to


  • PhD in a social science field (e.g., education, psychology) preferred or masters degree in social science with a minimum of 5 years total experience as a lead researcher including masters program

  • Demonstrated experience in formulating research questions, designing multiple studies, seeing them through to completion, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals

  • Experience on a variety of projects with multiple stakeholders

  • Strong background in research ethics, particularly research ethics involving children and adolescents

  • Strong background in statistical software (e.g., R, SPSS)

  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbally and written, in interpersonal and research settings

  • Ability to work self-sufficiently and identify areas where processes could be improved 

  • Ability to cross multiple subject areas and quickly gain a basic understanding of new areas


Research design and execution

  • Contribute to a multi-faceted approach that includes research studies, program design and implementation, and supporting educators that are taking an innovative approach to learning

  • Create a balanced portfolio of research that includes original research, deep research partnership collaborations with programs teams, and research that draws together threads and themes across programs

  • Develop interesting and important questions regarding education and experiences with learning 

  • Facilitate collaboration with outside partners (e.g., educators, non-profit organizations) to design research 

  • Gain background knowledge and expertise in other related/unrelated fields within the organization’s  domains

  • Use both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and analysis strategies

  • Design surveys/program evaluations and remain fluent in existing methodologies/resources to streamline the research process

  • Employ a strong propensity to investigate topics and an ability to redirect/close off lines of inquiry not likely to result in useful findings

Sharing research findings

  • Develop depth in a specific subject area or construct, and share these findings with multiple stakeholders on an ongoing basis (e.g., research community, educators, families) 

  • Work collaboratively with other teams to communicate actionable insights to various learning and research communities/fields as well as with lay-people in the educational community.

  • Interface with the Sharing Team to communicate research findings through a variety of formats such as White Papers, Brief Reports, videos, infographics, and social media

  • Represent the organization at conferences, within publications, and face-to-face with a variety of community partners

  • Take a leadership role in publishing peer-reviewed research in well-regarded journals in collaboration with colleagues on and off the research team

Research support and training

  • Actively read and engage with current research and bring new knowledge to the organization and their team as a result of engagement with relevant topics

  • Support colleagues in developing skills to understand what is valuable and impactful research 

We’re interested in hearing from researchers with a wide range of experience, but we are particularly interested in applicants with backgrounds/experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Education Research or Educational Psychology

  • Background in educational programs or schools

  • Background in social and emotional learning (SEL)

Foundry10 is committed to creating a diverse environment where everyone can bring their full selves to work. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs. The organization strives to provide a work environment free from discrimination and harassment because of a protected characteristic. Foundry10 does not discriminate against employees or applicants based on race, color, creed, citizenship, status, national origin, ancestry, gender, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, religion, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, physical or mental disability, marital status, parental status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to assist individuals with disabilities with the application and interviewing process as well as essential job functions. If you have questions about the accessibility of our office environment, please reach out to

Post-doc position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience @ HSE University, Moscow, Russia

We are accepting applications for a post-doc position in developmental cognitive neuroscience at HSE University, Moscow, Russia.
Fluent English is needed as research and other activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of Russian is not required.

Position announcement:

Application deadline: February 14, 2021.

Please feel free to share this announcement to those who may be interested.

48-month full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Stirling (Deadline 17th January 2021)

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Stirling, in cooperation with the Faculty of Natural Sciences, invites applications for a 48-month full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy and Psychology. The Fellow will work in collaboration with Dr. Giacomo Melis (Philosophy, Principal Investigator), Dr. Eva Rafetseder (Developmental Psychology, Co-Investigator) and Dr. Zsófia Virányi (Animal Cognition, Co-Investigator) of the Messerli Research Institute (University of Veterinary medicine, Vienna) on a multidisciplinary research project entitled ‘Agency, Rationality and Epistemic Defeat’ funded by the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship scheme.

The project is articulated in a broadly philosophical and broadly empirical part, which will progress in parallel and will be driven by the interactive work of the core team. The more philosophical part will develop a theory of rational belief-revision that will apply to the various agents discussed in philosophy and cognitive science, and which will focus on the notion of epistemic defeat. The more empirical part will use such theory to design and run novel comparative cognitive tests on pre-verbal children, pigs, and dogs aimed at assessing whether they may be capable of some form of reflective thinking.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 17 January 2021
Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 16 February 2021
To apply, please send a covering letter and CV, as well as a brief description (no more than 1000 words) of your planned individual research and a sample of your recent written work to
For further information please:

Research Project Coordinator position at Children and Screens

Postdoctoral Project Coordinator

Organization: Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development

Title: Postdoctoral Project Coordinator

Location: Remote, United States

About the Position: Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development advances and supports interdisciplinary research, nurtures human capital in the field, informs and educates the public, and advocates for sound public policy for children growing up in the digital age.

Children and Screens seeksa highly-intelligent, experienced, self-motivated, and organized individual to join our staff as a Postdoctoral Project Coordinator. This position is a dynamic opportunity for a motivated professional to support Children and Screens’ mission to promote rigorous, objective research and an evidence-based national dialogue on the impact of digital media on children and adolescents.

The Postdoctoral Project Coordinator is accountable for the execution of Institute projects of varying size and complexity involving interdisciplinary dialogue, research, and public information within the field of media’s impact on child development. The scope bridges the medical, neuroscientific, social science, education and academic communities. In addition to carrying out important project tasks, the Postdoctoral Project Coordinator oversees five groups of interns working in Marketing, Policy, Communicating Science and Advancement to ensure that projects are being addressed and managed efficiently and in accordance with objectives set by the President of Children and Screens.


  •  Coordinating projects of different sizes (small/medium/large) through all project phases, including coordinating scientific research workgroups
  • Managing and mentoring Marketing, Policy, and Communicating Science interns and guiding intern activities and responsibilities
  • Collaborating with team members to ensure all pieces of the project adhere to the defined project objectives
  • Interfacing with various project stakeholders (clinicians, researchers, public health experts, etc.) and project sponsors on work progress
  • Researching scientific, medical, and educational literature relevant to Institute project materials and resources
  • Developing public information materials communicating project objectives
  • Ensuring that project meetings are scheduled, timely, and goal-oriented, with outputs

    documented, and keeping the projects moving on a day-to-day basis

  • Maintaining and monitoring project schedules, materials, information, and resources


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  •  Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pediatrics, Psychology, Science Journalism, Public Health, Science Policy or other related scientific fields required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to prioritize and multitask
  • Possesses a strong attention to detail and is highly organized
  • Must be able to work with a team and independently
  • Ability to adapt and desire to continuously learn new skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint; Google Suite; Mac OS
  • Experience with WordPress and Video Editing is preferred though not required

To Apply


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. To apply, applicants must email the following to

● A cover letter highlighting your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this position will contribute to your professional goals;

● A resume, transcript and contact information for two academic or professional references. Unofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation rather than references are acceptable.

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Post-doc: Development of emotional eating and interoception

One postdoc position is available to work with Dr Maria Laura Filippetti as part of the Academy of Medical Science project “The developmental mechanisms underlying emotional eating”. The postdoc will work on a novel approach that combines developmental cognitive neuroscience and embodied psychology to study emotional eating and interoceptive processing in the first years of life (please see job pack for details).

We are looking for a researcher with a PhD in psychology or neuroscience (or close to completion of PhD). Experience in working with developmental population and strong abilities in data analysis and programming are essential. Expertise in developmental neuroscience research is desirable. The preferred start date is Spring 2021 or as soon as can be arranged for up to 2 years. Applications should be submitted online (deadline 31 January). Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Maria Laura Filippetti at

The position will be based at the Department of Psychology, University of Essex. The department provides a stimulating and vibrant research environment designed to encourage and support individuals in crossing conventional disciplinary boundaries to collaborate in research. The postdoc will join the growing research team of the Essex Babylab, which is part of our Centre for Brain Science (CBS). The CBS is purpose-built to house state-of-the-art equipment that allows staff to directly measure and modulate brain activity, as well as a range of equipment to measure physiological response (e.g. EMG, EEG, heart rate, etc.).