Postdoctoral position – Lab for the Developing Mind at NYU

The Lab for the Developing Mind (, PI: Moira Dillon) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Associate to begin anytime between June 2021 and June 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Anyone interested in the position but not completing their doctoral degree until 2022 should reach out directly (to to express their interest prior to applying.

Areas of investigation in the lab include early emerging knowledge domains, symbolic and abstract thought and reasoning, pictorial and mental imagery, mathematical cognition, and spatial cognition. The lab uses behavioral and computational approaches and tests participants ranging in age from infants through adults. The Department of Psychology at New York University offers a rich intellectual community in the developmental and cognitive sciences.

This position is expected to focus on children’s production and interpretation of pictorial and linguistic symbols referring to places, objects, and people. The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to design and conduct studies with infants, children, and adults both remotely and in-person (when in-person testing resumes). This position is ideal for any researcher interested in how the foundations of human knowledge support human cultural flourishing.

Interested candidates should include a cover letter, CV, representative first-author publication, and contact information for three references. The application is available at: