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7/7: Postdoc at University of Maryland Child Development Lab

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
Child Development Lab
University of Maryland

The Child Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park, (http://www.cdl.umd.edu) 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 immediately. 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 developing fMRI protocols/tasks for assessing infant brain networks as well as 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 an 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 (fox@umd.edu). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

6/25: Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of South Carolina

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Early Social Development and Intervention (ESDI) Lab at the University of South Carolina is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to assist with several NIH-funded research studies related to infant development and early identification of autism spectrum disorder. Our longitudinal research focuses on quantifying the emergence of, and interrelations between, social behavior, visual attention, and motor skills in neonates, infants, and toddlers at elevated likelihood of ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders (learn more at https://www.esdilab.com). The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to ongoing data collection and processing efforts, possibly including clinical characterization, as well as publication of manuscripts. The applicant should have a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Human Development, Communication Sciences and Disorders, or related field. Applied clinical and/or research experience focused on infants is required. Knowledge of developmental research methods, such as eye tracking, physiology (e.g., heart rate), and behavioral coding is highly desired.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Human Development, Communication Sciences and Disorders, or related field
  • Applied experience with infants in clinical or research settings
  • Knowledge of developmental research methods
  • Interest in developmental science and neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Training and experience in infant developmental assessment measures (language, cognitive, motor)
  • Excellent computational, statistical, and technical skills
  • Experience with eye tracking, physiology, and/or behavioral coding

To apply, please send a resume or CV and Cover Letter to jbradshaw@sc.edu

6/18: Postdoc Position in Child Neuroscience at Wash U

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Laboratory for Child Brain Development

Department of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Division, Washington University- St. Louis

 

The Laboratory for Child Brain Development (LCBD-PI: Dr. Susan Perlman) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral training position to collaborate on several NIH funded studies.

The applicant’s main appointment will be in the Laboratory for Child Brain Development (http://www.childbrainlab.com) in the Washington University- St. Louis, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, William Greenleaf Elliot Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (https://childpsychiatry.wustl.edu/).  The LCBD is dedicated to using multi-modal methodology to understand the trajectories of emotional development from infancy to middle childhood (with a strong preschool focus) in order to predict the onset of mental disorder.

The postdoc will have the opportunity to train in multi-modal neuroimaging methods including MRI, NIRS, EEG.  Behavioral (Eye-tracking, clinical interview), physiology (RSA), and immunology measures (hair and salivary cortisol, inflammatory markers) and also included in our research program.  Opportunities for publication include four main studies:

  1. The EmoGrow Project: This study followed 4-5 year old children for two years to examine how early temperament predicts the onset of psychopathology and how the parent-child relationship can buffer these negative outcomes.  Data collection has finished in the complete sample of 151 children and includes MRI, NIRS, and behavioral methods (parent-child) interaction.
  2. Parent and Me PCIT: This completed study examined parent-child interaction using interacting fNIRS in a sample of families seeking PCIT treatment.
  3. The CARE Study: This project, which began data collection in winter 2021 is designed to study the biological unfolding of early-life stress as a precursor to psychopathology.  We will employ intensive, state-of-the-art, multi-modal, neurodevelopmental measurement in a sample of 225 4-6 year-old children and their parent, including fMRI, interpersonal neural synchronization between parent and child using fNIRS, facial expression and behavioral coding, hair and salivary cortisol, and measurement of inflammatory markers.  The CARE study recruits children experiencing attachment-related stress as a model for the biological unfolding of stress, while also examining external stressors and those that occur throughout the course of the study.  In this longitudinal study, families will be followed every 6 months across a 1.5 year time period.
  4. Parent-to-Child Anxiety Transmission: A new project, expected to begin in Fall 2021, will examine parental transmission of anxiety to preschool children.  This project includes fNIRS, EEG, and behavioral coding and will focus on parent-child interaction and socialization of anxious behaviors through child observation.  A subaim of the study focuses on anxiety transmission in fathers.

The postdoctoral fellow will be an integral member of the scientific team at the Laboratory for Child Brain Development and will have rich opportunities to publish and present at conferences using all available laboratory data.  The fellow will also be encouraged and supported to develop supplementary studies via the NIH NRSA and/or K Award mechanisms in addition to smaller foundation grants.  The postdoctoral fellow will develop, implement, and disseminate cutting-edge fMRI and fNIRS analysis tools through Dr. Perlman’s Laboratory for Child Brain Development and in collaboration with local and national collaborators.

The Washington University-St. Louis, Department of Psychiatry provides an ideal training environment for postdoctoral fellows, including the Career and Research Development Seminars designed to promote the professional, career development, and grantsmanship skills necessary to launch an independent career through the NIH K Award mechanism.  Wash U is home to a thriving neuroimaging community and is a leader in developmental psychopathology research.  St. Louis and the local surrounding areas offer an affordable, diverse, and family-friendly community with rich university resources.

Position requires a PhD or MD/PhD in a neuroscience, psychology, computer science, or engineering related field.  The ideal candidate will have fluency in MATLAB, Python, or related language and expertise in fMRI, fNIRS, or EEG and will be able to implement cutting-edge neuroimaging analysis techniques such as network analyses, Multi-Variate Pattern Analysis, or hyperscanning.  The successful candidate will have an excellent publication record with demonstrated interest in developmental cognitive neuroscience and will combine a collaborative orientation with the ability to function well independently.

The postdoctoral fellowship is open immediately, however, the position will remain open until filled.  The LCBD is willing to hold the position for availability of the ideal candidate.  The fellow will be asked to commit to a minimum of 2 years on the project, however, the position may be extended up to 4 years contingent upon progress.  Applicants will be considered until the position is filled.  To apply please send a cover letter, C.V., and names and contact information of three references to: Susan Perlman, Ph.D. at perlmansusan@wustl.edu.  Questions can be addressed to Dr. Perlman directly.

6/10: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Opportunity – University of Exeter, UK

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Opportunity
University of Exeter, UK – Department of Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences
The post
The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a multi-site international longitudinal project evaluating the impact of youth educator programs within informal science learning sites (museums and science centres) on children’s and adolescents’ psychological engagement with and attitudes towards science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust & ESRC and was awarded to Professor Adam Rutland at Department of Psychology, University of Exeter. The post-holder will be responsible for liaising with the informal science learning sites, data collection, data entry/coding, mentoring students, data analysis, grant writing, publications, dissemination, and the overall day-to-day running of the project.
About you
The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in Psychology or a related field of study. The successful applicant will have experience of conducting research with children and adolescents, publishing journal papers, presenting research at conferences, advanced quantitative data analyses together with an interest in social developmental psychology and/or informal science education. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification available on our website.
What we can offer you
Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
Further Information
For further information please contact Professor Adam Rutland, e-mail a.rutland@exeter.ac.uk and an online meeting can be arranged if desired.

The closing date for applications is 29 June 2021. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 5 July 2021.

 
For further information and apply please click on the link below...
 

6/3: Research Associate at NYU IHDSC

Research Associate

Institute of Human Development and Social Change

Dr. Pamela Morris is seeking candidates for multiple positions at the postdoctoral and advanced graduate student level to act as members of the research team for projects spanning the areas of parenting, school readiness, early childhood education, and pre-kindergarten at the intersection of research, practice, and policy.

Dr. Morris’ current work spans three main projects: 1) the study of an integrated primary/secondary parenting intervention within the population-scalable pediatric care platform called Smart Beginnings; 2) large-scale randomized experiments of enhancements to preschool, work with NYC’s Department of Education to strengthen the research architecture in the context of their historic Universal Pre-K expansion and 3) Morris’ newest research addresses adolescent suicide from a developmentally-informed, population-health perspective. For a description of Dr. Morris’ portfolio of research, please visit her NYU Faculty Bio page here.

The Research Associate’s primary responsibilities include management of data collection efforts, proposal development, data analysis, study coordination and project management and write-up of findings in the form of journal articles and book chapters. The position will allow for a dynamic experience that offers both breadth and depth in the realm of early childhood research and policy work. The Research Associate position offers several excellent training opportunities, including collaboration with senior and junior members of the research team and cross-institutional networking. There is a rich array of seminars in related areas of study and workshops in research methods and statistics available through the Institute of Human Development and Social Change and through NYU more broadly. Competitive postdoctoral salary and attractive fringe benefits; support for local travel costs and conference travel related to study activities. Minimum one-year commitment required, with the potential for a one-year renewal pending satisfactory performance and budgetary approval.

Qualifications

There are multiple positions available. Candidates should have completed or be in the advanced stages of doctoral training in prevention science, developmental, clinical, or educational psychology, or related social science field. Experience in data and project management, grants development and manuscript preparation is critical. Relevant analytic skills are required, including proficiency in quantitative methodology (with experience programming in SAS, STATA and Mplus preferred). Ability to work well independently and in a multidisciplinary team; good organization skills and attention to detail; and excellent oral and written communication skills necessary. Track record of academic publications and presentations for scholarly and policy audiences a plus.

Application Instructions

We are accepting applications immediately and will review applications on a rolling basis. To apply, upload CV, cover letter/ statement of interest, writing sample (thesis chapter or published article), and names, phone numbers and email addresses of three referees via Interfolio. If you have any questions, please contact Helena Wippick (helenawippick@nyu.edu).

There are opportunities for both full-time and part-time positions. Full benefits are offered to full-time staff. Candidates should be able to travel to New York University's Washington Square Campus several times a week for work onsite. Salary is commensurate with experience and position type. Applications will be reviewed immediately and on a rolling basis. Please include in your cover letter your earliest available start date. We strongly prefer candidates who can begin between July and August 2021.

6/1: Postdoctoral position: Open Science Practice in Infant Research

Postdoctoral position: Open Science Practice in Infant Research

The Concordia Infant Research Lab, directed by Dr. Krista Byers-Heinlein, is seeking a Concordia Horizon Postdoctoral Fellow to join our dynamic and friendly lab. The lab is housed in the Psychology Department of Concordia University in Montreal, on the beautiful Loyola Campus. The postdoctoral fellow will be positioned at the forefront of an Open Science revolution in infancy research, a movement which aims to improve the practice of scientific research based on cooperative work and new ways of diffusing knowledge by using digital technologies and collaborative tools. The postdoctoral fellow will take a leadership role in large, international collaborative projects on infant development (i.e., ManyBabies) and conduct meta-science research aimed at improving research and Open Science practice in infant research. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to develop their own research ideas within the context of a research program on early language acquisition and bilingualism, implementing and innovating Open Science practice.

Academic qualifications required

·       PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related discipline

·       Excellent computational, statistical, and technical skills (knowledge of R is an asset)

·       Demonstrated commitment to Open Science

·       Interest in human development, particularly in the areas of infancy and bilingual development

·       Excellent organizational and communication skills

Eligibility requirements

·       Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy

·       Both Canadian and International applicants are encouraged to apply

·       While the lab is temporarily operating remotely, the postdoctoral fellow must be able to relocate to Canada to commence employment

Timeline and application process

·       Start date is flexible, but preferably summer/fall 2021

·       Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning on June 14, 2021, until the position is filled.

Application checklist

·       One to three (1-3) page research statement/cover letter demonstrating fit with the program described above

·       Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages)

·       Names and contact information of two referees

·       Submit all documents by e-mail to Hilary Killam, kbh.coordinator@concordia.ca

Value

The prestigious Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $47,500 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills.

5/28: Postdoctoral position, Language and Cognition lab, University of Pennsylvania

Post-Doctoral Position, University of Pennsylvania

One post-doctoral position is available in the Language and Cognition lab in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. This position is linked to a new NSF-funded project (‘Event Structure in Language and Cognition’) awarded to Anna Papafragou. This project investigates how we represent events in thought, how both novice (child) and experienced (adult) communicators use language to encode events, and how speakers of different languages think about events in the world. The postdoctoral researcher will take a leading role in designing and conducting experimental work with young children and/or adults on the representation of events in language and cognition.

A PhD in Linguistics, Psychology, Cognitive Science or a related field is required. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Department. The researcher is also expected to contribute to the vibrant interdisciplinary group of cognitive scientists at Penn that includes faculty, postdocs and students in Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Philosophy, Education and related disciplines. The position is available in early Fall 2021 (start date flexible) and is for an initial period of one year with potential extension for an additional year. The position is open to non-US citizens.

Candidates should apply online atapply.interfolio.com/88283 Please submit a CV, two samples of written work and three letters of recommendation.  The University will contact the recommenders directly with instructions on how to submit their letters. Review of materials will begin on June 20th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

5/28: Postdoc Position at UConn

Hello,
I am recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow for a newly funded NSF Discovery Research preK-12 project. This project focuses on fostering computational thinking through neural engineering activities in high school biology classes. The postdoctoral fellow will be based at the University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education and will collaborate with our team at Columbia University’s School of Engineering.
For more information about the position and to apply:

Thank you in advance for sharing this announcement with colleagues and students in your program.

 
Best,
Ido
Ido Davidesco, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences
Department of Educational Psychology
Neag School of Education
University of Connecticut

https://education.uconn.edu/person/ido-davidesco/

5/25: Postdoc Opportunity

The Visual Cognition Lab (https://visualcognitionlab.com/) is hiring a postdoc (2-3 years) with strong quantitative skills to work with Dr. Heather Sheridan at the University at Albany, SUNY, on an NIMH-funded project in collaboration with Columbia University (1R01 MH121449-01A1: Neural Mechanisms of Reading Dysfunction in Schizophrenia). The successful candidate will use computational modeling to study the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying reading fluency impairments in Schizophrenia, as well as the link between literacy skills and functional outcomes. The candidate will also have the opportunity to combine their modeling work with empirical projects that integrate eye tracking methodology with both neurophysiological (EEG/ERPs) and fMRI-based studies of individual differences during reading.  The start date of the position is flexible and could be anytime during the summer or fall of 2021. The position is open until filled (for full consideration, apply by June 1, 2021).

The candidate will join a vibrant and collaborative research group within the Cognitive Area of the Psychology Department (https://www.albany.edu/psychology) at the University at Albany, State University of New York (https://www.albany.edu/ ), and the candidate will also interact with project collaborators at nearby institutions, including the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, the New York University Grossman School of Medicine and the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. The candidate will receive funding to present at conference and to attend workshops, as well as opportunities to prepare manuscripts for publication and to develop grant writing skills. 

Please see the link below for further details:

http://rfhr.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=129117

 

5/10: Post-doc at Iowa

Dear Colleagues,
There is a post-doctoral position available at Iowa.  The post-doc would be involved in a longitudinal study of language and reading development of school age children (growingwords.lab.uiowa.edu).  This project combines standardized outcomes, with measures of cognitive control and speech perception, with eye-tracking in the Visual World Paradigm, and with structural MRI and DWI.  The primary role of the post-doc would be to help lead the neuroimaging, and opportunities are available to work with all areas of the project, as well as other topics of interest to the team.
Please forward to any students or recent graduates/post-docs. 
 

5/5: Post-Doctoral Fellow on International Joint Research in Playful Learning: Temple University Infant and Child Lab

Post-Doctoral Fellow on International Joint Research in Playful Learning: Temple University Infant and Child Lab
Post-doctoral fellow position available for an exciting project to support the development of a joint research report initiative with colleagues in China. The goal of this report is to further the understanding of learning through play, in a Chinese context, in four areas: relationships, digital tools and mediums, space, and system-wide barriers. The postdoc will contribute to the structuring and writing of this report under the mentorship of Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek.
We are looking for an energetic scientist who has worked in the areas of playful learning and/or child development more broadly, to do research and writing with collaborators in China to better understand cultural variation in play and playful learning. The postdoc will work alongside our team to lead in the writing of the report, and will also conduct research on attitudes towards play in China and in the U.S. The postdoc will be responsible for conducting the literature review, writing drafts of the report, collecting data, supervising studies to be run with our collaborators in China on play attitudes and relational outcomes from playful learning, and assisting our collaborators in China with any analyses required. This position offers an opportunity to conduct psychological community-based research that can translate into social impact. Initial appointment will be for a 12-month period and will be renewable subject to performance and availability of funding. The anticipated start is June 2021. Work can be performed remotely for the summer. We would like the postdoc to begin working locally by Fall 2021.
 
As the project manager, the post-doctoral fellow will be expected to participate at all levels of the project. The responsibilities include:
  • Data collection in the field,
  • Training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate RAs and other project staff,
  • Developing new projects with multiple university and non-academic collaborators,
  • Running focus groups,
  • Developing training modules
  • Data coding and analysis,
  • Writing of the report and dissemination of results for internal reports and peer-reviewed publications,
  • Presentation of findings in national and international conferences,
  • Developing and sustaining relationships with community groups and foundations,
  • Hosting workshops and consulting for local, national, and international partners,
  • Research grants administration and accounting

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Education, Human Development, or a related field
  • Experience working with children/families in research settings
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation
  • Training in one of more of the following areas including cognition, language development, mathematics development, spatial development, executive functioning, community-based research, and play
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants
  • Proficiency with SPSS, SAS, and/or R

Please send a resume/CV, cover letter, and research statement to Jelani Medford, Lab Manager, at jelani.medford@temple.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Please visit our website (www.temple.edu/infantlab) for more information about the lab.

4/30: Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Developmental Science at the University of Washington

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Applications are now being accepted for a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in Developmental Science at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS), University of Washington. The work combines developmental psychology, engineering, and disabilities research. Start date is September 2021 or sooner. Please see below and attached for more information.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship:

Impact of Early Mobility on Learning, Communication, & Brain in Children with Disabilities

The University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) has an opening for a post-doctoral research scientist interested in how motor experience/mobility, cognition, spatial understanding, and communication interact in child development. We are focusing on how access to self-initiated mobility technology (adapted ride-on cars, power wheelchairs) may impact early learning, linguistic communication, spatial/cognitive development, and brain functioning in children with disabilities (e.g., cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, or genetic conditions). This individual will work closely with a team of psychologists, neuroscientists, engineers and rehabilitation professionals from I-LABS and the UW Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology & Experiences (CREATE) to explore the impact of mobility technology for children ages 1-3 years on developmental outcome measures.

The primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral researcher will be to engage in testing and tracking the impact of various mobility interventions on cognitive/spatial, linguistic, and social skills of the children, with the possibility of later assessments of brain changes. We are looking for candidates who have a passion for multidisciplinary research as well as: (i) deep expertise in the developmental outcomes (cognitive/spatial, communicative, social, and eventually brain) of mobility technology deployment in children with disabilities, and (ii) an interest in the technical aspects of mobility devices. You will be working with children with disabilities and their families, psychologists, and rehabilitation professionals. This research is led by Drs. Andrew Meltzoff and Patricia Kuhl from I-LABS, Dr. Heather Feldner from the UW’s Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine & Disability Studies, and Dr. Kat Steele from the UW’s Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.

The overarching mission of I-LABS is to understand the mechanisms of human learning, especially in early development: http://ilabs.washington.edu. The overarching mission of CREATE is to make technology accessible, and make the world accessible through technology: https://create.uw.edu

Qualifications:

Applicants should have a PhD in a field such as developmental psychology, speech and hearing sciences, or neuroscience. Experience working with children and families, and experience with a variety of developmental measures and assessments of children with disabilities is strongly preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team are critical for the success of this research. Candidates from underrepresented groups, including candidates with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Applicants should provide (1) a cover letter clearly describing your interest and relevant background for this project, (2) a CV, (3) copies of two representative publications, and (4) contact information for three references. Project questions and application materials may be submitted via email to Erica Stevens, I-LABS: estevens@uw.edu

Application Deadlines:

The application period is now open. Application review is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is flexible; but Sept. 15, 2021 is preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity:

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint: http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/.

4/30: Postdoc Ohio State University

The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy is seeking a post-doctoral scholar to start summer of 2021 for a newly funded study of the influence of speech-language therapists’ talk during therapy sessions on the language growth in children with developmental language disorder (DLD). The study employs state-of-the-art sensing technologies to therapy sessions to derive estimates therapist talk characteristics and statistical methods to measure children’s language growth over time. We seek an applicant with skills in observational methods, quantitative statistics, language transcription, and research dissemination. The position is posted at https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Post-Doctoral-Scholar_R11599-2

4/28: Postdoc position: Curiosity research at UVA

Dear Colleagues,

The University of Virginia is hiring a postdoc to work on two projects exploring how educational experiences support students’ curiosity. Please share with your soon-to-graduate or recent PhD grads interested in studying curiosity! One project looks at early elementary classrooms, the other looks at undergraduate STEM students

Applicants can submit materials here:

https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Postdoctoral-Research-Associate-in-Curiosity-Research_R0023692

4/23: Dev Psych T32 postdoc ad

Applications are now being accepted for a 2-year NICHD T32 post-doctoral research fellowship in
Developmental Science at the University of Michigan. Pending funding approval, the Developmental
Area within the Department of Psychology will award one post-doctoral fellowship with a start date in the
summer or fall of 2021. Please see attached for more information.

  

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4/22: Postdoctoral Fellow position – University of Maryland

POST DOCTORAL FELLOW

Child Development Lab

University of Maryland

 

The Child Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park, (http://www.cdl.umd.edu) is searching for a postdoctoral fellow to work on ongoing research related to EEG, including methods development and the application of EEG measures to infant and child cognition and the development of psychopathology. The position is open immediately and is for up to two years, with the possibility of an extension depending on grant funding.

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for analyzing EEG and ERP data from high density EGI systems, working on the development of new methods for pre-processing and analysis of EEG 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 EGI high density systems for ERP and EEG acquisition and analysis; strong 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 software programs (MATLAB, EEGLAB or other relevant programs), programming tasks (E-prime, Presentation), and statistical analysis (SPSS, R) is highly desired.

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

4/19: Postdoctoral Associate position(s) at the University of Georgia

The Health and Development Lab (PI: Katie Ehrlich) at the University of Georgia invites applications for up to three postdoctoral associate openings in the lab. The position has a flexible start date and could begin immediately (ideal start between now and late summer 2021). This position is for 1-2 years but could be extended (dependent on additional funding for the lab). We will consider candidates who would like to begin work remotely, although relocation to the Athens, GA area will be necessary by Fall 2021.

The lab has several ongoing research studies focused on social determinants of health, and we are looking for assistance with project management and dissemination of findings. Three current projects include:

1.     Annual studies focused on how stressful life experiences influence response to influenza vaccination (participants ages 10-85). This project includes cohorts of 300+ participants, many of whom participate annually (thus allowing for examination of year-to-year fluctuations in stressors and antibody response to vaccination).

 

2.     An ongoing 20+ year longitudinal study of African American families in rural Georgia (in collaboration with Dr. Gene Brody). We have recently received funding to begin recruiting the children of the original study participants, and research activities will focus on the intergenerational transmission of risk and resilience in this well-characterized three-generation sample. Additional projects will center on investigations of neuro-immune connections that may forecast later risk for chronic disease and substance use.

 

3.     A new study of risk and resilience among African American and Latinx families. This project is designed to investigate the developmental origins of “skin deep resilience” and includes repeated assessments of children’s social and emotional function, executive function, and proinflammatory processes.

 

Postdocs will play an important role in data analysis, manuscript preparation, and project/personnel management. Postdoctoral associates will also be encouraged to develop NRSA proposals for continued funding. Ideal candidates should have a background in advanced statistics, strong writing skills, and the ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects. Experience working with children/adolescents in a research setting is a plus.

 

Link to apply: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/189823

 

If you are interested in the position, please submit a CV via the job posting above. Candidates are also welcome (though not required) to email  (kehrlich@uga.edu) with a brief statement of research interests and the contact information for 2 references

4/12: Available post-doctoral position

4/11: Post-doc position

Hi all, 

We would like to inform Ph.Ds on the possibility to apply for a two-year post-doc position in Aix-Marseille University, starting next October (deadline of application early May, 2021). The research programme is on cognition and emotion in arithmetic in elementary-school children.
Please, do not hesitate to contact patricklemaire13@gmail.com directly for more information.

4/9: A PhD position in Language Evolution/Sociolinguistics + A Deep Learning Postdoc Position are available at LEADS group at MPI

We are looking for a full-time PhD and Postdoctoral researcher to join the newly founded Minerva Group ‘Language Evolution and Adaptation in Diverse Situations’ (LEADS), led by Dr. Limor Raviv, at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands. 

4/9: Rutgers Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Position

Dear all,
We are seeking a candidate for the brand new Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship (https://psych.rutgers.edu/diversity/inclusive-excellence-postdoctoral-program) at the Psychology Department of Rutgers University - New Brunswick (https://psych.rutgers.edu/), starting September 1st, 2021.
Our lab (Cognition and Learning Center: https://sites.sas.rutgers.edu/cognition/) is part of the vibrant cognitive science community at Rutgers University (https://ruccs.rutgers.edu/). We are also a member of the newly established Computational Developmental Science Group (https://sites.rutgers.edu/compdevgroup/).
This position is a perfect fit for someone that is interested in cognitive development (such as how babies remember things; how children solve math problems; what children find interesting), and at the same time passionate about contributing to and enhancing diversity, including but not limited to being from an underrepresented background, studying diversity science, and/or teaching diversity science.
Please get in touch with (jinjing.jenny.wang@rutgers.edu) if you are interested in this opportunity, and please share this with anyone you think might be interested!

4/6: Postdoctoral position – Lab for the Developing Mind at NYU

The Lab for the Developing Mind (https://www.labdevelopingmind.com/, 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 moira.dillon@nyu.edu) 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: https://apply.interfolio.com/85962

3/29: FSU/FCRR postdoc

Drs. Chris Schatschneider and Sara Hart, at the Department of Psychology and the Florida Center for Reading Research at the Florida State University, are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work with them on a NIH-funded project, called “LDbase”.

 

This postdoctoral position on the LDbase project is an opportunity to help create a repository of datasets related to academic achievement available to all researchers. One role on this project is to create a series of pooled datasets through the use of measurement invariance modeling using R and to make this code available to anyone who wants it. Another role is to publish manuscripts from these datasets. Another role will be to help create data management and data analysis resources for the broader academic community (e.g., data entry best practice guide, data analysis workshop slides). So if you’re looking for a job where you’ll get a lot of experience in measurement modeling, publishing manuscripts, as well as supporting educational and developmental science researchers in data sharing – then this job is for you!

 

We are hoping to recruit an individual is comfortable with advanced statistical procedures such as measurement modeling. Experience with data created by educational/learning disabilities researchers is a plus. Start date is tentatively set for August 9, 2021, but we are open to an early start date. Salary is set at the NIH-levels and benefits are set by our university, but we are able to add further support with generous travel and training opportunities, and a collegial and jovial work environment.

 

You can apply for this job by going to www.hr.fsu.edu, clicking on “job opportunities”, and searching for job id “48641”. Applicants will be asked to provide their CV, letter of interest, and names and contact information for three individuals for whom letters of recommendation could be solicited (with names and contact info to be submitted as directed in the Letters of Reference Section). We will be taking applications until the position is filled, so apply quickly! Questions can be emailed or tweeted to Chris (schatschneider@psy.fsu.edu, @schotz) or Sara (hart@psy.fsu.edu, @saraannhart).

3/25: Columbia University Postdoctoral Fellowships

Two postdoctoral positions are available within the Translational Research on Affective Disorders and Suicide Laboratory at Columbia University (auerbachlab.com). Fellows will be co-mentored by Dr. Randy P. Auerbach and Dr. David Pagliaccio. The postdoctoral fellows will support NIH/NIMH and foundation-funded projects that aim to identify neural (structural and functional MRI) and real-time (e.g., experience sampling, passive sensor) markers of depression and suicide in adolescents. Postdoctoral fellows will have opportunities to pursue independent research, grants (e.g., K-awards), and interdisciplinary collaborations across Columbia University.

Applicants should have a PhD or MD with a strong track record in clinical, affective, and translational neuroscience. Applicants should be comfortable with processing and analysis of multi-modal neuroimaging data. Review of applications will begin immediately, and questions about the position can be sent directly to Dr.  Auerbach (rpa2009@cumc.columbia.edu). Applicants should submit a single pdf, including: (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) 3 representative publications, and (d) list of 3 referees (including contact information). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate is selected. There is a preference for a summer 2021 start date, but this is negotiable.

3/23: Postdoctoral position at Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Autism and the Developing Brain

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 a study examining executive function and school readiness in children with ASD at CADB’s ASD & Developmental Science Lab (PI: Kim). Responsibilities will include data collection (e.g., conducting developmental and diagnostic assessments for children with ASD, delivering evidence-based interventions), preparation of manuscripts and grant applications, and training research assistants. 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 or a clinician in an academic medicine setting. To support career development in research, the Fellow will also receive protected research time and grant-writing mentorship. The Fellow will be encouraged 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). 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 sok2015@med.cornell.edu. Application deadline: April 2nd, 2021.

3/23: Post-doctoral position at University of Pittsburgh

Dear colleagues,

 

The Food For Thought Lab is hiring a post-doctoral fellow with interests in early literacy development in Latino communities and human-computer interaction to join Drs. Diana Leyva and Erin Walker’s new research project this fall 2021. This position is at the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh, a multi-disciplinary center for research to advance the science of learning by bringing together leading researchers in the cognitive, social, and educational sciences. The project investigates the potential efficacy of a new program that integrates literacy-supporting strategies within an intelligent reading comprehension app to help Latino parents foster their preschoolers’ literacy and language skills. The post-doc will be expected to interact fluently and culturally appropriately with the low-income, Spanish-speaking, Latino families that will participate in this research. To view the details of job description and to apply for the position, please visit: https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_faculty_external_pd/jobdetail.ftl?job=21001543&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

3/17: Seeking UNC – CIDD T32 Postdoctoral Researcher

The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) is currently recruiting for (3) new T32 postdoctoral fellows for 2021. See attached information.

Applications are currently being accepted. The application deadline has been extended to April 16, 2021 or until the positions are filled.

For more information, see the attached advertisement or webpage: http://www.cidd.unc.edu/Education/default.aspx?id=19

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3/15: Postdoc positions for Baby’s First Years

Dear colleagues, 

We are hiring two full-time postdoctoral research scientists for the Baby's First Years study, the first randomized controlled trial to test the impact of poverty reduction on early childhood development. These positions will be overseeing site-based data collection for our capstone wave of data collection when children in the study are approximately four years old. One position will be based in Omaha, Nebraska and the other in New Orleans, Louisiana, with close collaboration with both local lab supervisors and, remotely, with study leadership.

Responsibilities will include:

- Supervising a team of 2-3 research assistants in collecting cognitive and brain data in the university lab setting
- Overseeing scheduling and tracking of participants
- Overseeing quality control of local data collection
- Overseeing data management and data transfer

To be considered, candidates must have research experience with administering standardized cognitive assessments to young children in the lab setting. Qualified candidates will be highly organized, have good leadership skills, be detail-oriented, and will be proficient at interacting with young children and families.

Experience with administering EEG and/or collecting biological samples from young children is a strong plus. Familiarity with the Omaha and/or New Orleans community is a strong plus. Previous experience working with diverse and low-income communities of color is highly desirable. Bilingualism in Spanish is a strong plus for the Omaha position.

If desired, candidates may work with the principal investigator team in data analysis and scientific dissemination. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to info@babysfirstyears.com. Thank you!

3/4: Postdoctoral position at University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS)

Dear Colleagues, 
 
The UW Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences ( UW I-LABS) has an opening for a postdoctoral scholar to work on a project concerning how motor experience/mobility, cognition, and communication interact in child development.  We are seeking a person from the fields of developmental psychology, speech and hearing sciences, or neuroscience.  Applications from under-represented groups are encouraged.  Please see the detailed job description here.
 
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
 
Best, Riki
 
Erica (Riki) Stevens
Assistant Director
Institute For Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS)
Portage Bay Bldg. | Box 357988
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: (206) 543-5851

3/2: Postdoctoral position at Boston Children’s: predicting language/cognitive development in global contexts of adversity

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 and language 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). Familiarity with or interest in machine-learning approaches to predict individual language/cognitive outcomes is preferred. The postdoc will have the opportunity to engage in various aspects of the study, especially extensive involvement in data processing, analysis and manuscript preparation, as well as supervising undergraduate and graduate student projects, and opportunities for grant writing. 

 

This position is open for a possible start date of June 1st, 2020 or later. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Interested applicants should email a copy of their CV and letter of interest to charles_nelson@harvard.edu and l.gabard-durnam@northeastern.edu.

 

Interested applicants should email a copy of their CV and letter of interest to charles_nelson@harvard.edu and l.gabard-durnam@northeastern.edu.

2/18: Postdoc Position Available in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Laboratory for Child Brain Development

Department of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Division, Washington University- St. Louis

 

The Laboratory for Child Brain Development (LCBD-PI: Dr. Susan Perlman) has an open postdoctoral training position through newly-NIH funded R01 project MH124266.

 

The applicant’s main appointment will be in the Laboratory for Child Brain Development (http://www.childbrainlab.com) in the Washington University- St. Louis, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, William Greenleaf Elliot Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (https://childpsychiatry.wustl.edu/).  The LCBD is dedicated to using multi-modal methodology to understand the trajectories of cognitive and emotional development from infancy to middle childhood (with a strong preschool focus) in order to predict the onset of mental disorder.

 

This project is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.  The Child Affect and Resilience to Experiences (CARE) Study is designed to study the biological unfolding of early-life stress as a precursor to psychopathology.  We will employ intensive, state-of-the-art, multi-modal, neurodevelopmental measurement in a sample of 225 4-6 year-old children and their parent, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), interpersonal neural synchronization between parent and child using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), facial expression and behavioral coding, hair and salivary cortisol, and measurement of inflammatory markers.  The CARE study will recruit children experiencing attachment-related stress as a model for the biological unfolding of stress, while also examining external stressors and those that occur throughout the course of the study.  In this longitudinal study, families will be followed every 6 months across a 1.5 year time period.  The postdoctoral fellow will be an integral member of this scientific team and will have rich opportunities to publish throughout the study, drawing both on CARE study data and previously collected data from the Laboratory for Child Brain Development.  The fellow will also be encouraged and supported to develop supplementary studies via the NIH NRSA and/or K Award mechanisms in addition to smaller foundation grants.  The postdoctoral fellow will develop, implement, and disseminate cutting-edge fMRI and fNIRS analysis tools through Dr. Perlman’s Laboratory for Child Brain Development and in collaboration with study team member Dr. Damien Fair (University of Minnesota).  The translational investigative team also includes experts in inflammatory and HPA axis markers of stress, Drs. Nadine Melhem and Anna Marsland (University of Pittsburgh), as well as experts in early life stress and psychopathology Dr. Joan Luby (Wash U) and Irwin Sandler (Arizona State University).

 

The Washington University-St. Louis, Department of Psychiatry provides an ideal training environment for postdoctoral fellows, including the Career and Research Development Seminars designed to promote the professional, career development, and grantsmanship skills necessary to launch an independent career through the NIH K Award mechanism.  Wash U is home to a thriving neuroimaging community and is a leader in developmental psychopathology research.  St. Louis and the local surrounding areas offer an affordable, diverse, and family-friendly community with rich university resources.

 

Position requires a PhD or MD/PhD in a neuroscience, psychology, or engineering related field.  The ideal candidate will have fluency in MATLAB, Python, or related language and expertise in fMRI, fNIRS, or EEG and will be able to implement cutting-edge neuroimaging analysis techniques such as network analyses, Multi-Variate Pattern Analysis, or hyperscanning.  Experience with HPA axis and/or inflammatory markers will be seen as a valuable skill for the candidate.  The successful candidate will have an excellent publication record with demonstrated interest in developmental cognitive neuroscience and will combine a collaborative orientation with the ability to function well independently.

 

The postdoctoral fellowship is open immediately, however, the position will remain open until filled.  The study team is willing to hold the position for availability of the ideal candidate (e.g. spring graduation).  The fellow will be asked to commit to a minimum of 2 years on the project, however, the position may be extended up to 5 years contingent upon progress.  Applicants will be considered until the position is filled.  To apply please send a cover letter, C.V., and names and contact information of three references to: Susan Perlman, Ph.D. at perlmansusan@wustl.edu.  Questions can be addressed to Dr. Perlman directly.

2/17: Postdoctoral Position in Education and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

2/15: Postdoctoral Research Position

Postdoctoral Research Position

Overview

Prof. Adele Goldberg invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work on the role of generalization in language learning among individuals on the autism spectrum. The lab conducts research using a variety of methods, including lab-based experiments, online surveys, pupillometry, ERP and fMRI to study factors that influence the learning and use of language in neurotypical and atypical children and adults. The successful candidate will focus on autism research and will assist in other projects that range from conventional metaphor processing to diachronic change.

 

This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. Start date is negotiable. Please submit a CV, a cover letter describing research goals, and technical and research skills. Please also submit contact information for three references. Contact Adele Goldberg (adele@princeton.edu) for additional questions.

 

Qualifications

  • A recent Ph.D. in psychology, linguistics or related discipline
  • Experience designing and publishing experimental work
  • Expertise in statistics for language work (using R)
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Experience or strong interest in working with populations on the autism spectrum
  • Detail-oriented, motivated, efficient, and able to work independently
  • Strong writing skill

 

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

2/13: Job Announcement: Managing Director of Research & Innovation

The TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health (TMW Center) is an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Chicago that develops and scales evidence-based interventions designed to support parents and caregivers in their efforts to optimize the foundational brain development of children, birth to three years, through talk and interaction. TMW curricula integrate neuroscience, early childhood development research, adult learning strategies and stakeholder feedback on a multimedia platform. Our approach harnesses technology, works across systems, and informs how to bring best practices and interventions that work to scale.


Job Summary

The Managing Director of Research & Innovation will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and oversee strategic development of TMW Center’s suite of tools, technologies, and programs aligned with the TMW Center mission and vision.

 

Please visit https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Director-of-Research---Innovation_JR10075 to apply

2/13: Postdoc opportunities

2/9: Postdoc opportunities

Dear colleagues,

 

I am writing on behalf of Dr. James McPartland to notify you about a new position currently available through the McPartland Lab at the Yale Child Study Center; The Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials: Clinical Post-doctoral Associate.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could pass on this announcement to qualified individuals.

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2/5: 3-year Postdoc positions – Speech and Language Disorders

Dear colleagues,

The Research Group on Cognition and Language (GRECIL) at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona (Spain) invites researchers working in any field of speech and language disorders, with special interest in advances on technological applications for these populations, to apply to one of the following call for post-doctoral grants that is now open:

  • Beatriu de Pinós post-doctoral grants (3 years, funded by the regional government; at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience outside Spain)

  • UOC post-doctoral  grants (3 years, funded by the Open University of Catalonia)

Applicants must hold a PhD. Knowledge of Catalan or Spanish is not required. Applicants need the approval of the host research group prior to the submission of their proposal at the call. Both grants are highly competitive and they are more suitable for candidates that are applying for their second postdoc. More information can be found here: 

  • Beatriu de Pinós post-doctoral grants (call for applications coming soon): Candidates of any nationality who have obtained a doctorate qualification between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2017 (understood as the date of obtaining the doctorate as the date of the reading and approval of the thesis).

  • UOC post-doctoral  grants (deadline for applications, March 1st): Candidates of any nationality who have obtained a doctorate qualification after 1 January 2014

Located at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona (Spain), the Research Group on Cognition and Language (GRECIL) is part of the Department of Psychology and Education Sciences. Our group studies any aspect of human language and cognition, with a specific interest in speech, language, and cognitive impairments (more info on the group here). Our lines of research include:

  • Creation, implementation and evaluation of digital solutions to improve the detection, diagnosis and intervention of children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs).

  • Acquisition of phonetic and phonological abilities in typical populations and populations with special educational needs (e.g., children exposed to non-native languages and children with NDDs)

  • Interaction between phonology, gesture, and pragmatics in language acquisition

  • Early intervention and evidence-based practice of language and communication disorders in childhood.

  • Gender differences in neurodevelopmental disorders

Applicants are invited to contact the research group by February 15, sending a CV and a statement of research interests to labgrecil@gmail.com with the subject “POSTDOC”,.

 

Decisions on whether support is granted will be taken by February 22.

 

2/3: postdoc position

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2/3: postdoc position open at Vanderbilt

The Stress and Early Adversity Laboratory (PI: Kathryn ([Kate] Humphreys) at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The position has a flexible start date and could begin immediately (ideal start summer 2021). This position is for 2-4 years.

There are several ongoing projects examining the transition to parenthood, infant brain development, early environment/caregiving, and emerging psychopathology (read more at VUsealab.com/projects). The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the dissemination of science and participating in intellectual discussions in and outside the lab. Postdoctoral fellows play a vital role in the lab, working closely with the PI to steer scientific direction, assist in grant writing, as well as planning/managing projects, and mentoring graduate students, staff, and undergraduate research assistants.

Applicants with a PhD in psychology, human development, or neuroscience are likely to be the best fits for our research program. Ideal candidates should possess a background in advanced statistics, strong experimental and scientific writing skills, ability to work independently and in a team environment, interest/strengths in leadership, and be self-motivated. Experience working with children in a research setting is also desired. Additional strengths include competence in MRI data acquisition/analysis and/or clinical interviewing and assessment training. 

https://www.vanderbilt.edu/postdoc/position-detail/?id=525

If you are interested in the position, please email Kate (k.humphreys@vanderbilt.edu) a CV, a brief statement of research interests (1 page), and the contact information for 2 references.

 

2/2: L2 learning position

A postdoc position in L2 learning is available for two years: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/postspec/20102303.pdf
 
The candidate's experience in L2 studies is more important than experiences in neuroimaging or VR. The successful candidate will join the PI's team (https://blclab.org/) in a vibrant university community (https://www.polyu.edu.hk/) and a dynamic international city.
 
For inquiries please email pingpsu@gmail.com or pauline.tai@polyu.edu.hk; for non-Chinese speaking candidates, consult with other non-Chinese members in the lab (https://blclab.org/ourlab/).

2/2: 1 position for 1 year to work on the Multimind project

Job announcement: 1 position for 1 year to work on the Multimind project
(https://www.multilingualmind.eu/) is advertised at the following link:
 
https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/599639
 
The project will be carried out at the University of Milano Bicocca
 
Application deadline is 20 February 2021
 
For more information please contact mariateresa.guasti@unimib.it

1/29: Post-doctoral position / tenure-track potential / neuroimaging

1/26: 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 (lauren.emberson@gmail.com) for additional questions.

1/26: 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 sok2015@med.cornell.edu. Application deadline: February 15th, 2020.

1/19: 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 http://apply.interfolio.com/82854  

 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: http://www.stoodleylab.org/
  • 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: https://edspace.american.edu/edneurolab
  • 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: http://www.bayetlab.com/

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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: http://apply.interfolio.com/82854  

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 hjardas@american.edu

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.

1/19: Postdoctoral Position at Concordia University, Montreal

Postdoctoral Position at Concordia University, Montreal

The Cognitive and Language Development Laboratory at Concordia University in Montreal (https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/psychology/research/cognitive-language-development-lab.html) 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. https://www.concordia.ca/sgs/postdoctoral-fellows/funding/horizon/descriptions/8007.html

If you have any questions, please email the director of the lab, Dr. Diane Poulin-Dubois at diane.poulindubois@concordia.ca

1/14: 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 jobs@foundry10.org.

Qualifications

  • 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

Responsibilities

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 jobs@foundry10.org.

1/14: 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: https://iri.hse.ru/neuroscience2021

Application deadline: February 14, 2021.

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

1/11: 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 https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/work-at-stirling/apply/?jobId=QUUFK026203F3VBQB7V79V7NE-2423&langCode=en_GB
For further information please:

1/4: 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.

Responsibilities

  •  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

Requirements

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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 jobs@childrenandscreens.com:

● 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.

 

1/4: 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 m.filippetti@essex.ac.uk

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.).

 

12/21: Postdoctoral position at University of Surrey, UK: Open Research at the University of Surrey: designing, promoting, evaluating and publicising university open research initiatives

Open Research at the University of Surrey: designing, promoting, evaluating and publicising university open research initiatives.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1A)

Start date: 1st March 2021

End date: 31st July 2022
Primary work place: School of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
Line manager & Principal Investigator: Prof. Emily Farran

The Project and the Role

Open Research refers to research which is practiced in a way that is suitably transparent for others to contribute and collaborate, and that enables research to be reproduced. This engenders research improvement. You will be part of a strong team of experts on Open Research (Academic Lead in Research Culture and Integrity and the library’s Open Research team). You will also be a key member of the Open Research Working Group whose aim is to advance open research practice across the University, with the goal of making the processes and products of research at the University of Surrey as transparent, accessible and reproducible as possible. Working closely with the Academic Lead in Research Culture and Integrity and the Open Research team, you will contribute to: promoting the socialisation of open research at Surrey; evaluating the embedding of open research practices at Surrey; engaging with stakeholders; and publicising our open research success. You will also contribute to report writing, presentations, publications (first author publications/ reports from metadata of our open research initiatives are envisaged), funding proposals and dissemination to non-academic audiences.

You will have a PhD or equivalent qualification (or will be close to finishing your PhD), have experience in open research practices, writing for publication, as well as experience of statistical analysis using statistical packages such as R or SPSS.

The University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Guildford, just 30 miles from London and benefitting from excellent rail and road connections. We are an ambitious, research-led organization, committed to research excellence and to the application of our research for the benefit of society. The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom.

The University was among the first in the UK to adopt a formal open access policy in 2005. Since then, the University has been broadening the scope of openness through the governance and services of its Open Research team, which includes strategic steering of the Open Research agenda and support of Open Research in several areas, including open access, research data services, copyright, and bibliometrics.

As part of our commitment to a strong and healthy research and innovation culture, Emily Farran was appointed to the newly created role, Academic Lead in Research Culture and Integrity, in November 2019. Aligned with this, Surrey was one of the first Universities to join the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN) in December 2019. As part of this national approach to creating a research environment in which research quality is incentivised, the University recently launched its Open Research Position Statement, which publicly supports the values of openness, transparency and reproducibility in research. This statement will help to raise awareness of the benefits of open research, and provides a framework for existing and future activities at the University.

In addition to your salary, you will receive pension contributions via the Universities Superannuation Scheme, a generous annual leave entitlement, an attractive research environment, and access to a variety of staff development opportunities. Our benefits package also includes an exclusive discounted membership package to the Surrey Sports Park and an on-site Nursery.

You are welcome to contact Prof. Emily Farran (e.farran@surrey.ac.uk), Dr. Christine Daoutis (C.Daoutis@surrey.ac.uk) or Monserrat Rodriquez-Marquez (M.Rodriguez-Marquez@surrey.ac.uk) if you would like further information or to discuss the post.

To apply use the link below:

https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/055720

12/21: 48-month full-time PostDoc at the University of Stirling

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 https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/work-at-stirling/apply/?jobId=QUUFK026203F3VBQB7V79V7NE-2423&langCode=en_GB
For further information please:

 

12/16: Postdoctoral Project Manager position at IoPPN, King’s College London

https://jobs.kcl.ac.uk/gb/en/job/012084/Post-Doctoral-Research-Associate-SPARK-Project-Manager

Post-Doctoral Research Associate – SPARK Project Manager

Job ID: 012084 Salary: £38,304 - £41,517 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance Posted: 15-Dec-2020 Closing date: 10-Jan-2021
Business unit: IoPPN Department: Psychology 

Contact details: Dr Rosa Hoekstra, Rosa.Hoekstra@kcl.ac.uk
Guy's Campus  

Job description

The post-holder will work on a 4-year NIHR-funded project entitled “SPARK: SuPporting African communities to increase the Resilience and mental health of Kids with developmental disorders and their caregivers”.
The SPARK project builds on previous research in Ethiopia (led by SPARK Co-PI Dr Rosa Hoekstra) and Kenya (led by SPARK Co-PI Prof Amina Abubakar) adapting and pilot testing a Caregiver Skills Training for parents of children with developmental disorders, developed by the World Health Organization.
SPARK aims to evaluate the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the Caregiver Skills Training programme in improving the wellbeing and mental health of Ethiopian and Kenyan children with developmental disorders and their caregivers and to co-develop an integrated care model together with local communities, to promote identification and referral of children with developmental disorders, community-based support and inclusion.
SPARK will be conducted in four sites, spanning urban and rural Ethiopia and Kenya. The project comprises three phases: i) a pre-implementation phase in which a training package is developed to increase identification of children with developmental disorders in the community; ii) phase 1, in which the training package is implemented and evaluated, and site-specific integrated care models are developed; iii) phase 2, comprising a randomised controlled trial of the Caregiver Skills Training programme.

The post-holder will be based at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience's Department of Psychology and will have the opportunity to work with some of the world's leading researchers in autism, global mental health and clinical trials research.

This is a full-time post and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for three years in the first instance with possibility of extension.

Key responsibilities

The post-holder will provide day-to-day management of the SPARK project, from development through trial management, to dissemination. They will collaborate closely with the Co-PIs and research coordinators and trial coordinators in Ethiopia and Kenya to ensure the smooth-running of the project. They will also be responsible for ethics submissions, report-writing and budget management, and develop documentation to ensuring the SPARK materials are harmonised across project sites. Moreover they will take the lead on aspects of the project that fit with their interests and experiences to analyse data, and with support from the Co-PIs and wider project team, will write academic papers from data generated at all stages of the project.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • PhD awarded or PhD thesis submitted in a field related to Psychology, Mental Health or Global Health;
  • Previous experience in the management of research projects, including
    research design, data collection and data analysis;
  • Advanced research skills, supported by peer-reviewed publications and/or reports;
  • Advanced knowledge of research relating to global mental health, global child development, global disability, global child health and/or developmental disorders;
  • Excellent research-related IT skills: word processing, reference management, packages to support data analysis (e.g. SPSS, Stata, NVivo) and an aptitude for learning new IT packages;
  • Excellent organisational and decision-making skills;
  • Ability to work effectively and communicate with collaborators from a range of disciplines and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work as part of a team with staff at all levels and with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Flexible, committed, reliable and enthusiastic approach to work;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to project sites in Ethiopia and Kenya once or twice a year.

Desirable criteria

  • Qualification and/or relevant training in clinical trials or project management;
  • Experience working on international projects;
  • Previous experience working or living in a low or middle-income context, preferably in Africa;
  • Practical experience of monitoring and managing budgets, as well as producing financial reports.

Please note that this is a PhD level role but candidates who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting award of their PhDs will be considered. In these circumstances the appointment will be made at Grade 5, spine point 30 with the title of Research Assistant. Upon confirmation of the award of the PhD, the job title will become Research Associate and the salary will increase to Grade 6.

Further information

In your application, please include

  • Details of your qualifications (you will need to attach copies)
  • A copy of your CV (please include this as an attachment)
  • A motivation letter describing your interests, why you wish to apply for this post, and how your previous research experience and skills fit with the post advertised. Please include this as an attachment rather than using the text box.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a short writing task and will be invited to a panel interview held on 29 January 2021.

12/16: Postdoctoral position at University of Surrey, UK: LEGO® construction, Spatial thinking and Mathematics achievement

LEGO® construction, Spatial thinking and Mathematics achievement

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1A)

Start date: 1st March 2021

End date: 26th July 2022
Primary work place: School of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
Line manager & Principal Investigator: Prof. Emily Farran

The Project and the Role

You will work on a project detailing the relationship between spatial ability and mathematical cognition in primary school children. The project aims to identify: 1) the mechanisms underlying the relationship between LEGO® construction abilities and mathematics; 2) whether this differs for physical vs. digital Lego; 3) whether both physical Lego and digital Lego construction activities can be used to improve spatial abilities and measure the impact that this has on mathematics ability. You will be part of a strong team of experts in spatial cognition and mathematical cognition. You will recruit primary schools, and children, to be involved in the project and work with a graduate research assistant to administer a battery of spatial and mathematical tasks to participating children. You will be responsible for data coding and initial analyses of the data. You will also contribute to report writing, presentations, publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences.

You will have a PhD or equivalent qualification in Psychology or a related subject (or will be close to finishing your PhD), have experience in conducting cognitive behavioural studies and standard data coding as well as experience of statistical analysis using statistical packages such as R or SPSS.

The University of Surrey

The post-holder will be based in the School of Psychology at the University of Surrey. The University of Surrey is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Guildford, just 30 miles from London and benefitting from excellent rail and road connections. We are an ambitious, research-led organization, committed to research excellence and to the application of our research for the benefit of society. The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom. The School of Psychology has a long-standing reputation for its vibrant and supportive research and teaching environment. The School of Psychology has a long-standing reputation for its vibrant and supportive research and teaching environment. The School has a strong track record of innovation in Psychology, from the discovery of the McGurk effect, to changing educational approaches to national identity, and the ongoing development of mobile neuro-assessment. The School currently houses 500+ UG students, 100+ Masters and 150+ taught Doctorate and PhD students and more than 70 staff.

In addition to your salary, you will receive pension contributions via the Universities Superannuation Scheme, a generous annual leave entitlement, an attractive research environment, and access to a variety of staff development opportunities. Our benefits package also includes an exclusive discounted membership package to the Surrey Sports Park and an on-site Nursery.

You are welcome to contact Prof. Emily Farran (e.farran@surrey.ac.uk), Dr. Camilla Gilmore (C.Gilmore@lboro.ac.uk) or Dr. Katie Gilligan-Lee (k.gilligan@surrey.ac.uk) if you would like further information or to discuss the post.

To apply use the link below:

http://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/053520

 

 

12/16: Post Doc University of Alabama

The Department of Psychology and College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Alabama is currently inviting applications for the Dean's Postdoctoral Research Associate positions. 

The Dean’s Postdoctoral Research Associate positions have been established through a major College initiative begun in 2019 to promote an inclusive scholarly environment in which outstanding scholars support the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy and/or who have experience working with diverse populations. 

This position is unique in several ways: 

  1. This position allows for an individual to complete a 1- to 2-year postdoc appointment with a tenure-track position salary. 
  2. As a research postdoc, there is no requirement or expectation for teaching in this position unless the person wants to teach. This allows time for the further development of the individual's research program. 
  3. The goal of this position is to transition successful candidates into tenure-track positions at The University of Alabama. 

I have attached a description of the position, and more information can be found here. 

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2021, and I am hoping you will pass this information along to anyone who you think might be a good candidate for this position. 

Ansley Gilpin, Ph.D. | Associate Professor

Director of Experimental Psychology

Center for Youth Development and Intervention (CYDI)

Department of Psychology

Director of K.I.D. Lab

The University of Alabama

Box 870348 Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 Phone 205-348-2956

agilpin@ua.edu | https://atullos.people.ua.edu

 

12/10: Postdoctoral position at MPI for Psycholinguistics: Data analysis and statistical modelling

We (i.e. the Language Development Dept at the MPI for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands) are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to act as a design and statistics consultant to the department’s research projects (2 days per week), and as a project leader on one of the department’s new projects: Mechanisms of individual differences in language development (3 days per week). This is a 5 year post.

Details are in the advert here:

https://www.mpi.nl/career-education/vacancies/vacancy/postdoctoral-researcher-data-analysis-and-modelling

Plesae share with your networks and point out to anyone you know who may be interested.

You can find out more about us here:  https://www.mpi.nl/department/language-development/3

12/10: Postdoctoral position in developmental behaviour genetics (Sweden)

Dear Colleagues,

We welcome applications for a 2 year fully funded postdoctoral position in developmental behaviour genetics at the Development and Neurodiversity Lab (www.divelab.se) at the department of psychology, Uppsala University (Sweden).

This position is tied to the BABYTWINS study, in which we assess brain (EEG) and behavior (including eye movements) in 5 month old twins who are subsequently followed to the age of three years of age (n = 620 infants). The 5-month and 14-month data collection in the BABYTWINS study, which is unique of its kind in the world, is completed. BABYTWINS is led by Professor Terje Falck-Ytter in collaboration with Professor Angelica Ronald (Birkbeck, University of London). The postdoc will be supervised by Falck-Ytter and Ronald.

A key aim is to understand etiological factors behind early brain and behavioral processes that predict later variability in domains such as language, social-communication and behavioral flexibility.  This aim will be realized through structural equation twin model-fitting analyses of these newly acquired twin data.  

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading analyses for publication in peer reviewed journals, in collaboration with the project team. The candidate will also have the opportunity to gain experience in training PhD students and contributing to grant writing activities. As such, the position provides an excellent opportunity for transition to career independence. The post-doctoral fellow will benefit from a fund of 5 000 EUR per annum for books, conference attendance, training courses, and other eligible academic activities. The student will also have the opportunity to conduct research visits to the Genes Environment Lifespan laboratory at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck, University of London.

Apply here: https://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=367651

Best regards

Terje Falck-Ytter

12/10: Postdoctoral Position at Purdue

Postdoctoral position in Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University 

Dr. David Purpura is seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate on a project called My Math Stories: Taking My Place in Our Mathematical World. This is a multi-university project to design and evaluate a curriculum overlay to support ethnoculturally and linguistically diverse 3rd/4th grade students’ mathematics, executive functioning, and math self-efficacy. The position is for up to two years depending on performance.

Responsibilities may include: project development, data management, manuscript preparation, design and evaluation of the project, mentorship of research assistants, presentation of findings, and administration of coding schemes for video recordings.

Required Qualifications
•    PhD in Education, Psychology, Human Development, or related field completed by the start of the employment
•    Background expertise in child development, elementary school mathematics, executive function, equity, and/or educational disparities
•    Strong research and analytic skills

Additional Desired Qualifications
•    Ability to work collaboratively with a research team
•    Experience developing or implementing interventions with schools or families

Start date is negotiable, but preferred start is no later than August 16th, 2021.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter that describes your interests and fit with the position, CV, a scholarly writing sample, and names and contact information of three references. Questions can be directed to Dr. David Purpura (purpura@purdue.edu).

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. A background check will be required for employment in this position.  

12/4: Post-Doc in San Diego

Post-Doctoral Associate

San Diego State University

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with a strong foundation in clinical and developmental sciences to begin in January 2021 or Summer 2021. The Postdoctoral Associate will be primarily involved with coordinating the Brains in Growth-Emotions (BIG-E) Study (NIMH R01 grant), a collaborative project with San Diego State University (SDSU) and the University of Maryland College Park (PIs: Drs. Lea Dougherty and Jillian Wiggins). The Postdoctoral Associate will work at the SDSU site. The primary focus of the BIG-E Study is to identify neural mechanisms of risk and resilience in childhood irritability. Neuroimaging experience is preferred but not required.

This is a one-year position (with the possibility of renewal for additional years).

 
Responsibilities include project coordination;
conducting experiments in young children (behavioral and MRI data collection); conducting and supervising clinical diagnostic interviews; data management; training and supervising graduate students, undergraduate students, and project assistants; and assisting with research protocols and compliance. Opportunities for data analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant writing are available and encouraged.


Necessary qualifications include: 1) a PhD in Psychology (clinical or developmental psychology or neuroscience are preferred but not required) or related field; 2) research experience in the content of clinical or developmental research; 3) clinical experience conducting diagnostic interviews (preferred but not required); 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

 
Interested applicants should send their CV, a letter of interest, reprints/preprints, and contact information for three
people who would be willing to provide letters of recommendation to Drs. Lea Dougherty (ldougher@umd.edu) and Jillian Wiggins (jillian.wiggins@sdsu.edu) with the subject line “BIG-E Postdoc.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Email inquiries are welcome.  

San Diego State University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity.  Women, minorities, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please click HERE for details, or contact Ryan Stevenson at ryan.andrew.stevenson@gmail.com

12/4: Western postdoc opening – developmental structural & functional imaging

Western University’s Sensory Perception Research Lab (Dr. Ryan Stevenson - sensorylab.ca) and the Developmental Social and Cognitive Neuroscience group (Dr. Bobby Stojanoski - DevSCN) are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral associate interested in the study of functional and structural changes to the brain in childhood and adolescence in typically developing populations and neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism, with links to clinical metrics, and behavioural and cognitive development. 

 
Please click HERE for details, or contact Ryan Stevenson at ryan.andrew.stevenson@gmail.com

11/30: Informal STEM Education Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a multi-site international longitudinal project evaluating the impact of youth educator programs within informal science learning sites (museums and science centres) on children’s and adolescents’ psychological engagement with and attitudes towards science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust & ESRC and was awarded to Professor Adam Rutland at Department of Psychology, University of Exeter.

The post is available from February 2021 until the end of August 2022, with the possibility of a six-month extension to the position. This study involves collaborating with colleagues at North Carolina State University, University of South Carolina, University of Cambridge and Queen Mary, University of London. The post-holder will be responsible for liaising with the informal science learning sites, data collection, data entry/coding, mentoring students, data analysis, grant writing, publications, dissemination and the overall day-to-day running of the project.  

About you

The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in Psychology or a related field of study. The successful applicant will have experience of conducting research with children and adolescents, publishing journal papers, presenting research at conferences, advanced quantitative data analyses together with an interest in social developmental psychology and/or informal science education. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

For further information please contact Professor Adam Rutland, e-mail a.rutland@exeter.ac.uk and an online meeting can be arranged if desired.

The closing date for completed applications is the 20th December 2020. Interviews are expected to take place in early January 2021.

Apply here: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CCU615/postdoctoral-research-fellow-ref-no-p69296

11/30: post-doc position available

The Infant Neuromotor Control Laboratory (INCLab) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), in the Department of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California (USC), led by Dr. Beth Smith, is currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow. The postdoctoral fellow will primarily lead the analysis of longitudinal electroencephalography and wearable sensor data collected while infants learn to reach. The ideal candidate will have expertise analyzing biological signal data (MATLAB preferred); experience organizing and working with large data sets; and proficiency with writing manuscripts. The postdoc will collaborate with a team of research assistants, graduate students, and undergraduate students to collect and analyze data, deliver presentations, write papers and grants, and develop new studies. The postdoctoral fellow is also expected to pursue his or her own research question in complement to ongoing studies or using existing electroencephalography and wearable sensor data. Numerous current projects in the INCLab are funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Qualifications include: 1) a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Psychology, Kinesiology, Neuroscience, Rehabilitation Sciences, or a related field, 2) experience programming, particularly in MATLAB, 3) experience with collecting, processing, and analyzing biological signal data, particularly electroencephalography and wearable sensor data,  4) strong publication record, (5) strong communication skills, (6) an ability to work effectively both independently and in a team-oriented environment, (7) experience working with children and their families.

The INCLab actively works to provide a diverse, positive and collaborative environment; the postdoc will be an active member of the lab and contribute to this culture. Our lab is a part of the Saban Research Institute and collaborates with other labs, researchers, and clinicians as part of the Best Starts to Life theme at CHLA. We have an engaging intellectual environment with regular internal and external speakers, journal clubs, and many collaborations and training opportunities across CHLA and USC. The INCLab has active, ongoing collaborations with researchers at University of California Los Angeles Center for Autism Research and Treatment, University of California San Diego Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Additional information on these projects can be found at: https://sites.usc.edu/inclab/

To learn more about this position, please email Dr. Smith (bsmith@chla.usc.edu). Interested applicants should apply at https://jobs.chla.org/job/los-angeles/fellow-post-doc-research/277/17976415.

Beth A. Smith, PT, DPT, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Developmental Neuroscience and Neurogenetics Program, The Saban Research Institute

Division of Research on Children, Youth, and Families, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Director, Infant Neuromotor Control Laboratory

(323) 361-9888
https://sites.usc.edu/inclab/

11/30: Post-docs in Clinical Developmental Neuroimaging

Post-Doctoral Research Positions in Clinical Developmental Neuroscience at the University of Maryland College Park and San Diego State University

Drs. Lea Dougherty (University of Maryland College Park) and Jillian Wiggins (San Diego State University) are seeking to hire several post-doctoral research associates for NIMH-funded research projects examining neural mechanisms of youth irritability. The projects include new data collection in young children as well use of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study data. We use functional and structural MRI methods.

Post-doctoral research associates: Candidates must have completed or be in the process of completing a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, or other related discipline. Training in MRI and fMRI data analysis, programming experience and knowledge of advanced statistical methods (e.g., machine learning, multilevel modeling), clinical diagnostic assessments, mastery of English speaking and writing, and experience working with human subjects, particularly children, are preferred. Successful candidates should have keen attention to detail; and strong organization, problem solving, and analytic skills. Prior background in developmental or clinical neuroscience is also a plus but not required. The position will provide opportunities for training in big data management and analysis, advanced computational methods and longitudinal data analysis.

The position start date is flexible (from immediate to Summer 2021). Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Renewal of contract is contingent on performance and funding. Interested individuals should email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Lea Dougherty at ldougher@umd.edu.  Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”).

UMD and SDSU are equal opportunity affirmative action employers with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

11/13: Postdoctoral Scholar Position Available at FIU Center for Children and Families

Postdoctoral Scholar Position Available

The Project on Language and Spatial Development (https://plsd.fiu.edu,  PI: Dr. Shannon Pruden) and the Brain and Behavioral Development Lab (https://bbdl.fiu.edu,  PI: Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland) in Florida International University’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) and Department of Psychologyare seeking to hire one (1) talented post-doctoral scholar with excellent writing and analytic skills, interested in gaining training and publishing skills while collaborating on an exciting new NICHD-funded study examining the neuroscience of spatial development. Located within an international, multicultural urban setting, the Center for Children and Families, a Preeminent Program at FIU and the Department of Psychology, ranked 5th in the country for research funding, offers a stimulating research environment full of collaborative and networking opportunities.

The current project involves evaluating individual differences in the development of neural changes related to typically-developing children’s spatial abilities between the ages of 4 to 6 years. The position involves the collection and analysis of spatial navigation, eyeblink conditioning, and structural MRI data, managing data collection, and preparing manuscripts. This project will use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities at FIU’s Center for Imaging Science (https://cismri.fiu.edu), where a new 3T Siemens Magnetom Prisma MRI scanner is housed. Candidates with experience in working with child populations and having experience with, and/or interest in learning, MRI data collection and analysis are especially encouraged to apply. 

The candidate will be mentored in leading independent research projects including grant applications and publishing with a highly productive research team. The close partnership and collaboration with experts in Developmental Science (Dr. Shannon Pruden, Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland, Dr. Anthony Dick), Cognitive Neuroscience (Dr. Aaron Mattfeld, Dr. Anthony Dick, Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland) and Quantitative Psychology (Dr. Timothy Hayes) allows for unique opportunities for professional development and interdisciplinary training. The breadth of training experiences will be useful for a variety of academic career paths. 

Desired Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field at the start of their appointment.  

The position is currently open and the initial position duration is for at least 1 year with possibility of renewal (based upon performance and funding availability). Salary will be determined according to NIH pay scale. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 10, 2020 but the position will remain open until filled.

Interested applications should send a cover letter, CV, research statement, two representative publications and contact information for three references, with postdoc application in subject line, to Dr. Shannon Pruden, sdick@fiu.edu. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522394 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and upload all requested materials.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Dr. Shannon Pruden, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Developmental Science

Director, Project on Language and Spatial Development

Department of Psychology

College of Arts, Sciences and Education

11/13: MindCORE Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Scholars at Penn

MindCORE, Penn’s hub for the integrative study of the mind, is accepting applications for our MindCORE Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Scholars at the University of Pennsylvania for FY21. The description is below and attached, along with an FAQ; both of which are also available on our website (https://web.sas.upenn.edu/mindcore/post-doctoral-research-fellowship/). You can learn about current MindCORE Fellows here.

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MindCORE Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Scholars

MindCORE (Mind Center for Outreach, Research, and Education) seeks to recruit outstanding postdoctoral researchers for our Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Scholars. Housed within the School of Arts & Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, MindCORE is an interdisciplinary effort to understand human intelligence and behavior.

Designed for individuals who have recently obtained a PhD degree in psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy or other cognitive science discipline, the MindCORE Fellowship is a springboard for young researchers as they establish their own research program. Fellows are also encouraged to pursue collaborative research with faculty working across disciplines at Penn.

Benefits

Fellows receive a competitive salary, relocation allowance, health insurance plus a modest research budget. Fellows also benefit from access to the greater community of academics including visiting scholars plus leading research facilities equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation all on an urban campus in a vibrant city. Fellows are invited to join regular working group meetings within their field plus career development workshops aimed at young researchers, and will be provided with a mentoring committee. Funding is provided in one year terms renewable for up to three years.

Eligibility & Application

-          Applicants must have formally completed all requirements of the PhD degree and provide a copy of their diploma at the time of appointment. Candidates must submit 1-2 page research statement that identifies at least three MindCORE faculty at Penn (https://mindcore.sas.upenn.edu/people/faculty-and-associates/) with whom the applicant would be interested in collaborating, along with a CV and contact information for two referees.

-          Submitted documents should be saved with candidate’s Lastname_Firstname.PDF in one PDF file in this order: research statement, CV, referees (name, affiliation, email address). Complete applications should be submitted through the form on our website: https://web.sas.upenn.edu/mindcore/post-doctoral-research-fellowship/. Questions can be emailed to pennmindcore@sas.upenn.edu

-          Applications due January 14, 2021.

Selection

All eligible and complete applications will be evaluated by the Selection Committee and are judged on the following criteria:

-          Scientific excellence

-          Scientific match and interdisciplinarity

-          Career potential

MindCORE awards ~2 post-doctoral Fellowships per year. Positions may start as early as July 1, 2021.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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Anna Papafragou

Professor, Department of Linguistics

Director, Graduate Program in Language and Communication Sciences

University of Pennsylvania

https://www.langcoglab.com/

 

11/5: Postdoctoral position, University of Chicago

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

The Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago seeks a postdoctoral researcher to work on a new project focused on the relation between parents’ and children’s attitudes about mathematics.  The postdoctoral researcher will work directly with the institutional principal investigators on research that is aimed at understanding intergenerational relationships in attitudes toward math, and how these attitudes are conveyed. It is expected that the research associated with this position will lead to the development and study of parent and preschool interventions to improve young children’s math attitudes and math learning.

The postdoctoral researcher will participate in all aspects of research management, development and implementation.  He/she will supervise several full-time employees as well as part-time student employees working on a number of separate projects.

A doctoral degree is required in psychology, cognitive science, or education with research interests in child development, preferably mathematical development.  Experience supervising and coordinating the work of others and strong project management skills are preferred.  Must be able to represent the project to diverse audiences. Bi-lingual Spanish is a plus, but not required.

Start date is flexible; preferred date is October 1.  Interested candidates should send a CV, a research statement, preprints/reprints of papers, and two letters of recommendation to:

 

Susan Levine

Department of Psychology

University of Chicago

5848 S. University Ave.

Chicago, IL  60637

s-levine@uchicago.edu

11/5: Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Maryland

The College of Education at the University of Maryland at College Park is hiring a postdoctoral associate for Fall 2021. Please see the attached job posting for more information, as well as this application portal here: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/79908

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Jason C. Chow, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
College of Education
University of Maryland

11/4: Postdoctoral Researcher at Purdue University

Postdoctoral position in Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University 

Dr. Sara Schmitt is seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate on a study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that is focused on identifying mechanisms (e.g., executive function, spatial skills) underlying causal associations between block play in preschool and mathematics outcomes. The position is for one year initially with the potential for an additional year depending on performance.

Responsibilities may include: project management, data management, manuscript preparation, mentorship of research assistants, presentation of findings, and administration of coding schemes for video recordings.

Required Qualifications
•    PhD in Education, Psychology, Human Development, or related field completed by the start of the employment
•    Background expertise in early childhood development, early mathematics, executive function, and school readiness
•    Strong research and analytic skills

Additional Desired Qualifications
•    Experience developing or implementing interventions with schools or families

•    Ability to work collaboratively with a research team

Start date is negotiable, but preferred start is no later than August 16th, 2021.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter that describes your interests and fit with the position, CV, a scholarly writing sample, and names and contact information of three references. Questions can be directed to Dr. Sara Schmitt (saraschmitt@purdue.edu).

Internal candidates apply here: https://performancemanager8.successfactors.com/sf/jobreq?jobId=11946&company=purdueuniv

External candidates apply here: https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=11946&company=purdueuniv

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. A background check will be required for employment in this position.  

11/3: Postdoctoral Position in Educational Neuroscience

UVA’s Educational Neuroscience Lab, located in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia, is seeking to identify a Postdoctoral Fellow. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds to work on an NIH-funded project using fMRI to characterize the involvement of memory systems in math learning. The successful candidate will develop a rigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies of typical and atypical neurocognitive development. The position will report directly to the PI, Tanya Evans, and will be expected to work in tandem with the other researchers in the lab while collaborating on research projects. This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

The Educational Neuroscience Lab is a multidisciplinary, developmental cognitive neuroscience lab dedicated to understanding the cognitive, emotional and neural processes that shape school readiness skills. In our lab, we study how the Mind/Brain engages in math, reading and social cognition. We use concepts and tools from psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience to understand how children acquire school readiness skills. Our work covers a wide range of topics, but there are a few cross-cutting themes.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D.
  • Psychology, Neuroscience background.
  • Coding: R, Matlab or Python experience.
  • Suitable writing skills.
  • Neuroimaging data acquisition and analysis skills.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2020, but this position will remain open until filled.

Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘'Post Doctoral Research Associate, UVA’s Educational Neuroscience Lab, CASTL". Complete an application online and attach the following:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of research interest
  • Contact information for three references (name, title, relationship, email address, and telephone number)

Attach all documents into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'.

For questions about the position, please contact Tanya Evans, Research Assistant Professor, and for questions about the application process please contact Bethany Case, Recruiter. For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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Tanya M. Evans, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Education & Human Development
University of Virginia

 

11/2: NIH post-doc position recruitment

NIH call for candidates

The Baby's First Years team of researchers seeks postdoctoral candidates for collaboration.  Applications are reviewed year-round; the next deadline for applications is November 15, 2020, for a possible June 2021 start date. Click here for details about the position and to learn how to apply.
Launched in 2018, Baby's First Years (https://www.babysfirstyears.com/) is an interdisciplinary, mixed methods study examining the causal impact of monthly, unconditional cash gifts to low-income mothers and their children in the first three years of children's lives. The study will identify whether reducing poverty can affect early childhood development and the family processes that support children’s development. We seek highly motivated post-doctoral candidates in related fields to apply for postdoctoral funding to work with a principal investigator of the study, through an NIH administrative supplement. The candidates must meet the NIH’s specified eligibility as a member of an under-represented group in the health-related sciences.

11/2: Postdoctoral Associate in Child Psychopathology – Yale Child Study Center

Yale Autism Center of Excellence: Postdoctoral Associate in Child Psychopathology

Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Start Date: July 1, 2021

Term of Position: 2 years

 We are seeking an exceptional, motivated and creative postdoctoral associate to be involved in prospective studies of infants at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as toddlers and preschoolers with ASD. The postdoctoral associate will join an interdisciplinary research team consisting of experts in developmental neuroscience at the Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program and will have an opportunity to work as part of the Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Program(ace.yale.edu) project team at the Yale Child Study Center (CSC), led by Prof. Katarzyna Chawarska. The Yale NIH ACE project, which aims to identify prenatal and neonatal precursors of later core symptoms of ASD, represents a joint effort across child psychiatry, pediatrics, radiology, and statistics departments at Yale.

During the two-year program, the postdoctoral associate will be expected to lead and participate in the development and implementation of novel eye-tracking and behavioral protocols targeting early markers of core and comorbid features in autism. The postdoctoral associate will also take a leadership role in data analysis and manuscript preparation; assist with behavioral, physiological and neuroimaging studies; train and supervise research staff and students; and assist in grant writing.

The Yale CSC is a leading institution for clinical diagnostic services and multidisciplinary research on ASD involving behavioral neuroscience, physiology, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, and treatment. The CSC, and more broadly, the Yale School of Medicine is a vibrant and exciting training environment for young researchers with extensive opportunities for networking and career development.

To be eligible for a postdoctoral appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent from a program in developmental, clinical, or cognitive psychology, computer science, neuroscience, or a related field. A complete application includes a Curriculum Vitae (CV); a 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals; and 2 letters of recommendation which speak directly to the candidate's research potential. Electronic applications (with scanned documents and separate letters of recommendation emailed directly from referees) are preferred and can be sent directly to sanalab@yale.edu.

For more information, please visit: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/jobs/psychology/

10/30: Brown University Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship

Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship - Brown University
 
Brown University invites applications for the two-year Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021-2023 cohort to support the development of early-career scholars from diverse backgrounds (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups) who show promise as innovative scholars in the following integrative scholarship areas:
  • Creating Peaceful, Just, and Prosperous Societies. This area invites rigorous scholarship that promotes social justice, active engagement in the world and economic prosperity domestically and internationally.
  • Exploring Human Experience. This area seeks to develop a robust environment for the study of human experience in all its diversity throughout history and around the world by learning from the historical record, analyzing present conditions, and comprehending future possibilities.
  • Cultivating Creative Expression. This area focuses on scholarship that can foster an environment in which artists are operating at the highest levels of their crafts and learn from and inform scholars in disciplines across the campus.
  • Understanding the Human Brain. This area focuses on efforts to understand the functions of the brain, discover treatments for disorders that diminish our capacities, and create technologies that improve lives.
  • Sustaining Life on Earth. This area focuses on the relationship of the environment to human societies combining the efforts of natural, physical, and social scientists, together with humanists, to understand the determinants of environmental change, alter norms of human behavior, consider ethical issues related to sustainability, and develop sound environmental policies.
  • Using Science and Technology to Improve Lives. This area emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to innovation in areas like bioengineering, neuroscience, and computing, grounded in a broad understanding of local and global needs and concerns.
  • Deciphering Disease and Improving Population Health. This area focuses on improving human health through an integrated approach to understanding the causes of disease and translating that knowledge into new modes of diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately prevention.

Program Overview: Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows teach one undergraduate course per year as part of the appointment and receive funds to support their research activities during the fellowship. To learn more about current and former Fellows visit this page.

Application Instructions: To be considered for this role, individuals should submit a cover letter, CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Priority review will be given to those who apply by December 18, 2020. 
 
To learn more and apply please go to 

10/28: Postdoctoral Research Position in the Cognitive Development Lab at the University of Rochester

Postdoctoral Position: Cognitive Development Laboratory at the University of Rochester

The Cognitive Development Lab (PI: Karl S. Rosengren) at the University of Rochester is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on an NSF-funded research project investigating the role of visual representations in children's learning about biological variability. Dr. Rosengren has joint appointments in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science and the Department of Psychology at the University of Rochester. This research is in collaboration with Dr. Martha W. Alibali and Dr. Chuck Kalish at the University of Wisconsin and the postdoctoral researcher will be collaborating with all three investigators.

Required/Preferred Experience: A PhD in Science Education, Developmental Psychology or a related field is required. Knowledge of human subjects research and experience conducting research with children is required, with a preference for individuals with experience working with school-aged children. Expertise in biological education is also preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience in using qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis approaches, and experience (or an interest in) in conducting research in schools and/or museum settings.

Job Duties:

The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in the design and implementation of research studies examining how different types of visual representations influence school-aged children's learning and generalization about biological variability. The individual will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of aspects of the project and will be involved in training graduate and undergraduate research assistants who will be helping on the project. One of the primary goals of this position is to work closely with a number of local museums to collect data, design displays (in the museums and online) to test the impact of different visual representations, and to help develop workshops related to cognitive development and biological education for teachers and museums.

This postdoc position is available to begin immediately with an initial appointment for 1 year, with possibility of renewal depending on performance.Currently, COVID-19 rates are quite low in Rochester and the surrounding community, so it is expected that the postdoctoral researcher would live in the Rochester area and collect data in person when safe and appropriate.

The University of Rochester is strongly committed to creating and supporting a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability and are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Karl S. Rosengren at Karl.Rosengren@rochester.edu.

If you have any questions regarding this position you may contact Dr. Rosengren directly.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Karl S. Rosengren

Professor

Department of Brain & Cognitive Science

Department of Psychology

University of Rochester

10/27: Post-doctoral position University of Chicago, NSF-SLAI

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

 The Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago seeks a postdoctoral researcher to design and implement research projects to test the effectiveness of teaching methods that incorporate gesture or spatial highlighting tools for math learning in hearing and deaf children and adults from diverse backgrounds. The research also includes the development and testing of an online tool that incorporates gesture for teaching mathematics. The postdoctoral researcher will work with the institutional principal investigator and co-principal investigators from University of Chicago and other universities. The postdoctoral researcher will participate in all aspects of research management, development, and implementation.  He/she will oversee design, data collection, coding, and analysis for this NSF funded project. He/she will prepare manuscripts for publication, collaborate on the writing of annual grant reports, and present research findings at scientific conferences.

A doctoral degree is required in psychology, cognitive science, or a relevant field with research interests in development and learning, preferably mathematical development. Expertise in online education and website design preferred. ASL knowledge, experience supervising, and coordinating the work of others, and strong project management skills are preferred.  Must be able to represent the project to diverse audiences. Start date is flexible. 

Interested candidates should send a CV, a research statement, preprints/reprints of papers, and two letters of recommendation to: 

Markie Theophile

Lab Manager, Goldin-Meadow Lab

Department of Psychology

5848 S University Ave.

Chicago, IL 60637

773-702-1562

mtheophile@uchicago.edu

10/26: Postdoctoral position in cognitive development & artificial intelligence

Are you interested in building an AI that learns like human children do *OR* in using AI and computational modeling to investigate proposals about the mechanisms of learning & the architecture of the mind? Do you need a postdoctoral position?
If so, please apply to the open position with Prof. Joshua Hartshorne at Boston College. This position is part of an interdisciplinary project in collaboration with Prof. James Pustejovsky at Brandeis University. We will be prototyping a "virtual toddler" that interacts with an embodied, virtual world. The/a goal is to test recent proposals about how symbolic reasoning, neural networks, and embodied simulations may work together to produce intelligent behavior (the "Best of All Worlds" approach).
The Boston College team will be taking lead on designing and implementing evaluation tasks, drawing on what is known about cognitive development. We will be supported by and working closely with the Brandeis team, which is taking lead on constructing the virtual environment. Both teams will design and implement the virtual toddler.
The ideal candidate will have a strong, graduate-level preparation in *one of* cognitive development or computational modeling / AI, as well as some foundational knowledge in the other (e.g., a couple graduate courses or prior projects). However, this is an interdisciplinary project, and we will consider candidates with different kinds of preparations if they can make a compelling case for why they would be an asset to the project.
Initial funding is for 18 months. Extension is possible, contingent on additional funding. Start date is flexible but preferred no later than 6/15/2021. A much earlier start is possible.
Applications received by Dec 1 2020 will receive full consideration. Review will continue until the position is filled.
Learn more about the project at https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2033938 andhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1jt2PR3l814vs7NUKiZPBeo1yPAXBvUuj/view. Learn more about Prof. Hartshorne & his lab at http://l3atbc.org. Please direct questions about the application to Wesley Ricketts (rickettw@bc.edu). Questions about the project should be directed to Prof. Hartshorne (joshua.hartshorne@bc.edu).
To apply, fill out the survey (which includes uploading a CV) at the following link: https://bostoncollege.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbwqg8HtowomOEJ

10/26: Postdoc position at the University of Pittsburgh

The Parents Promoting Early Learning (PPEL) project at the University of Pittsburgh directed by Drs. Heather Bachman, Melissa Libertus, and Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal is currently looking for a post-doctoral fellow to support our interdisciplinary research on home environment influences on children's early math skills across the SES continuum. The PPEL project is housed in Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh, an interdisciplinary center that brings together researchers in the cognitive, social, and educational sciences.

The position involves working collaboratively with a research team and assisting with the data management, analysis, and manuscript preparation for two large, federally funded longitudinal studies of toddlers and preschoolers. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong skills in generating and testing hypotheses regarding cognitive, social, and parenting influences on math skill acquisition during early childhood. The position entails a leadership role in authorship of research manuscripts, posing and testing key questions, and conducting quantitative analyses using a range of analytic approaches, such as mixed linear modeling, latent growth modeling, and econometric approaches. Additionally, this post-doctoral fellow will assist the PIs in managing a team of Research Assistants in data collection and processing efforts.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, Applied Developmental Psychology, Human Development, or a related field
  • Training in one of more of the following areas including cognition, mathematics development, spatial development, executive functioning, parenting practices, and community-based research
  • Experience working with diverse children/families in research settings
  • Experience with managing and cleaning large data sets
  • Strong analytical skills for quantitative data, including proficiency with SPSS, Mplus, and/or R
  • Excellent scientific writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a research environment
  • Desired, but not required: Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation

    Application Instructions

    Please email a letter of interest including a statement of research, a curriculum vita, three representative publications, and names and contact information for three individuals who can be contacted for a reference to Juliana Kammerzell, Project Coordinator for the PPEL project (juk83@pitt.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2021. The position is for one year initially with the possibility of renewal. Salary is commensurate with experience. Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Questions can be directed to Heather Bachman (hbachman@pitt.edu) or Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal (evotruba@pitt.edu).

    The University of Pittsburgh is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required for employment in this position.

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    Melissa Libertus, PhD
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology
    Research Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center
    University of Pittsburgh
    607 LRDC
    3939 O'Hara Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260

    Email: libertus@pitt.edu
    Phone: (412) 624-7457
    Fax: (412) 624-9149

    10/26: Postdoctoral Position: TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health

    Postdoctoral (Scholar or Fellow) Position Open at the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health.

     Area of expertise: Developmental Psychology

    We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project that aims to create the next iteration of a tool, the Scale of Parent/Provider Expectations And Knowledge (SPEAK), that has been developed and validated at the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health. The SPEAK is a clinical and research tool that fills a critical, previously unmet need in the early childhood field. Given the pivotal role that parents and caregivers play in shaping young children’s cognitive and language development, it is necessary to assess what they know and believe about that process. As part of the TMW Center’s commitment to investing in cutting-edge R&D to develop scalable, evidence-based interventions and tools, the TMW Center is developing a version of the SPEAK that uses computer-adaptive testing, called the SPEAK CAT. This version will streamline assessment by adapting to the individual responding to the questions and issuing new questions based on the level of knowledge they’ve displayed. The results of the SPEAK CAT will provide a more complete and useful picture of respondents’ knowledge and beliefs about child language and cognitive development, which can be used to more precisely target information and interventions for maximal individual and population-level impact.

    The postdoc will, in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Dana Suskind, and the Principal SPEAK Researcher, Dr. Dani Levine, as well as internal and external research partners, support all aspects of research development for the SPEAK CAT project. This position will build and expand on literature reviews for the SPEAK CAT test domains and write and develop survey items. The postdoc will also contribute to the cognitive interviews of new survey items, plan for and test the item bank, perform statistical analysis of testing data, and define feature specifications for the technology of the SPEAK CAT. The postdoc may contribute to publications and presentations, and present results from the SPEAK CAT at early childhood, education, and public health conferences and symposiums.

    A PhD is required in psychology, child development, or a related field, and 0-2 years of postdoctoral experience. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with survey research methods, experience supervising research assistants, and research experience in one or more of the following domains: language development, socioemotional development, cognitive development, early literacy, math/spatial development, dual language learning, screen media use, and neurodevelopment.

    This postdoc position is available to begin immediately in a remote capacity, and the appointment is initially for 1 year with possibility of annual renewal, depending on needs and performance.

    Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of research goals to Dr. Dani Levine at danilevine@bsd.uchicago.edu. Compensation in the Biological Sciences Division follows the NIH NRSA Stipend scale. Additional information on benefits and being a postdoc in the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division can be found at bsdpostdoc.uchicago.edu.

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. Job seekers with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should contact the Employment Office by calling 773-702-8900 or by emailing employment@uchicago.edu with their request.

     

    Dani Levine, Ph.D.

    Principal SPEAK Researcher

    danilevine@bsd.uchicago.edu

    TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health

    10/16: Post-doc positions in Singapore

    The Centre for Lifelong Learning and Individualised Cognition (CLIC)​, funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) in Singapore and coordinated through the Cambridge Centre for Advanced Research and Education in Singapore (CARES), is a collaboration between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the University of Cambridge. CLIC is a flagship programme in the Science of Learning to harness advancements in neuroscience to develop cognitive training programmes for the improvement of lifelong flexible learning, focusing initially on adolescents and young adults, but also envisaging work with infants and older adults. This is a strategic global initiative for the Universities of Cambridge and NTU that brings together multidisciplinary expertise from over 30 investigators in the areas of Neuroscience, Psychology, Linguistics and Education across the two universities. ​

    Nanyang Technological University is a research intensive university currently ranked 13th globally and placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The University has Colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and an Interdisciplinary Graduate School. Further, the new Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine benefits from a dual campus located at Novena, in close proximity to the Singapore city centre. The Cognitive Neuroimaging Centre (CoNiC) houses state-of-the-art neuroimaging facilities including a newly installed 3T MRI scanner and MEG, as well as new EEG, NIRS, TMS and tDCS equipment.

    The first phase of the CLIC program will initially be housed at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. As the programme progresses, other sites will be developed to meet the needs of the experimental programme. The new CLIC research centre will provide a vibrant, fast-paced, international and interdisciplinary environment with excellent opportunities for skills development and knowledge exchange between partner Principal Investigator labs in Singapore and Cambridge.  

    The Principal Investigators involved in the first phase of the research programme include:
    From Cambridge: Director Professor Zoe Kourtzi (Psychology), Senior Scientific Advisor Professor Trevor Robbins (Psychology), Deputy Directors Professor Henriette Hendriks (Linguistics), Professor Anna Vignoles (Education), and Imaging Lead - Professor John Suckling (Psychiatry); supported by co-Investigators Prof Barbara Sahakian (Psychiatry) and Dr Michelle Ellefson (Education). 
    From NTU:  Director Professor Annabel Chen (Psychology), Deputy Director Asst Prof Victoria Leong (Psychology), Imaging Lead - Professor Balázs Gulyas (LKCMedicine), and Principal Investigators Professor David Hung (NIE), Asst Prof Bobby Cheon (Psychology) and Assoc Prof Georgios Christopoulos (Nanyang Business School); supported by co-Investigator Dr Teo Chew Lee (NIE).

    Please visit https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cares.cam.ac.uk%2Fresearch%2Fclic%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cletitia.naigles%40uconn.edu%7C6b9aca772f9f4aa62a1108d873eac750%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637386799494025508%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=hxxEw%2BVjNcJmv%2FIqOJQ9cCQZERxW2eckrHurA%2BSCWqw%3D&reserved=0 for details about the positions.

    10/13: Postdoctoral position at University of Essex- Essex Babylab

    One postdoc position is available starting in February 2021, to work on an Academy of Medical Sciences project looking at 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 in the first years of life (please see job pack for details). The position is available for 2 years and applications should be submitted online (deadline 25 October).

    The project is supervised by Dr Maria Laura Filippetti. 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.).

    Informal enquiries can be sent to Dr Maria Laura Filippetti via email on m.filippetti@essex.ac.uk.

    Best wishes,

    Maria Laura

    Maria Laura Filippetti, PhD

    Lecturer

    Department of Psychology

    University of Essex

    T +44 (0)1206 873780

    E m.filippetti@essex.ac.uk

     https://www.essex.ac.uk/babylab

     https://mlfilippetti.netlify.com

    10/13: Postdoc in Cross-Cultural Developmental Psychology

    Developing Belief Network

    Postdoctoral Awards Announcement

    The University of California, Riverside is pleased to invite Postdoctoral scholars to apply to be part of a five-year research project: Developing Belief: The Development and Diversity of Religious Cognition and Behavior: Phase 1 (Project Directors: Rebekah Richert and Kathleen Corriveau). This John Templeton Foundation grant funds the development of the Developing Belief Network (https://www.developingbelief.com/), a research initiative designed to bring together a network of scholars interested in cross-cultural study of the development of religious cognition and behavior. We seek proposals from postdoctoral-level scholars interested in being affiliated with this network. The program of research will explore the development of religious cognition broadly, as well as focus on topics of interest to the global developmental science community. The network activities will be coordinated to investigate two general research questions:

    1. How does the acquisition of religious cognition and behavior vary within and between populations? How is the acquisition of religious beliefs and practices facilitated and constrained by child-level developmental factors?

    2. How does the transmission of religious cognition and behavior vary within and between populations? How do processes of social learning (e.g., testimony, text, instruction, imitation) support the development of religious cognition and behavior?

    1. What is the Developing Belief Network?

    The initial formation of the Developing Belief Network will involve 8-10 investigators working across 10-16 research sites working over 5 years to develop a collaborative cross-cultural methodology, create culturally-validated measures, and collect data to contribute to a shared dataset on the development of religious cognition and behavior from children and families around the world. The Developing Belief Network will partner with Databrary to provide access to this rich dataset to the developmental science community broadly. The inaugural instantiation of the Developing Belief Network is currently being constructed through an open and invited RFP solicitation (now closed). Sites have been selected for their (a) demonstrated ability to collect developmental data and (b) representation of important dimensions of religious belief (e.g., supernatural agents, animism, atheism). Upon successful building of the research network and completion of the first round of data collection, we will apply for funding to expand the network to include multi-time point data collection (expanding the data set to be a semi-longitudinal data set on patterns of individual development over time) and new teams of researchers (expanding the cultural data set to incorporate even greater cultural variation).

    2. What are the specific research questions of interest?

    Inaugural members of the Developing Belief Network will have the opportunity to shape the specific research questions that the collaborative network will address. Some specific processes and research questions of interest to the PIs and the John Templeton Foundation include:

          What are cultural variations in the development of folk theories? Do children need to have a foundational folk theory of humans or the physical world before they can develop concepts of supernatural agents or causes?

          How do cultural variations in religious concepts (e.g., beliefs about animism, the properties and functioning of spirit/life force/soul) relate to the development of ontological boundaries and the extent to which religious concepts are or are not minimally counterintuitive?

          How do natural and supernatural explanations develop to (co)exist in individual minds?

          How do cross-cultural and within-cultural variations in verbal, non-verbal, and textual information provided to children relate to children’s concepts about and belief in natural and supernatural agents and causes?

    3. What is the purpose of the Postdoctoral Awards?

    The Developing Belief Network will support up to 2 postdoctoral scholars, with a focus on supporting researchers who are beginning their careers in this field of study. The purpose of these awards is to build the field of researchers studying religious cognitions and behaviors, beyond those researchers formally involved in the collaborative data collection effort. As such, the Developing Belief Network of investigators will provide mentorship to emerging scholars by involving them in the Developing Belief Network. Recipients of the Postdoctoral Awards will not be expected to collect data for the collaborative dataset. Instead, awardees will be expected to be focusing their research on questions related to the goals of the Developing Belief Network. Awardees will be expected to attend the annual workshop of the Developing Belief Network held during the year of their award and to present their research at this workshop.

    4. What is expected of Postdoctoral Awardees?

    a.     Postdoctoral Awardees are expected to have completed their dissertation by December 31, 2020 and to have a Postdoctoral Mentor outside of the Developing Belief Network. Research topics should be related to the research questions outlined above, and are likely to utilize data collected with children and parents at a location outside of the United States or with an understudied population within the United States.

    b.     Postdoctoral Awardees will have the opportunity to work with Developing Belief Network members, the project leaders, and an advisory board to develop a collaborative methodology that can be used across the sites, although award winners will not be expected to collect data for the collaborative dataset.

    c.     All Postdoctoral Awardees must commit to attending a collaborative site meeting during the year of their award to present their preliminary or completed research. Postdoctoral Awardees will be asked to submit regular progress reports.

    d.     Postdoctoral Awardees will be expected to actively engage in dissemination of findings, through conference presentations and manuscript submissions.

    e.     Postdoctoral Awardees will be asked to contribute content to a website devoted to this project. Content may include descriptions of their field site and lay summaries of key findings.

    5.  Who Can Apply?

    Postdoctoral award proposals are invited from scholars who have completed their dissertation by December 31, 2020. Scholars will need to have a mentor with a university affiliation who will supervise the postdoctoral scholar. Awards will not be given to postdoctoral scholars working with the project leaders (Rebekah Richert and Kathleen Corriveau) or with PIs who have been selected to lead research teams in the Developing Belief Network (i.e., are receiving a Full Award from the initial RFP).

    6. Subgrant Budgets:

    Funding is available up to 2 Postdoctoral Awards. The funds can only be used for stipend and to cover travel costs to the required meetings. The budget cap for all awards is $55,000 and inclusive of overhead (indirect costs). The Templeton Foundation’s maximum overhead allowable for these awards is 15%.

    7. What are Required Expenses?

    Applicants are required to allocate some of their budget toward travel (e.g., flights or train tickets) to attend one meeting. [Lodging and meal costs will be covered by the large project grant.]

    8. What Are Allowable Expenses?

    Postdoctoral Awards can only be used for stipends and associated living costs (e.g., health insurance).

    9. Who Will Review My Proposal?

    Proposals will be reviewed by the Project Directors Dr. Rebekah Richert (University of California Riverside) and Dr. Kathleen Corriveau (Boston University).

    10. What should I include in my proposal?

    Proposals should include a 5-page narrative of the postdoctoral research plan, including (1) fit between the research and the Developing Belief Network, (2) a description of the research site(s) for participants with an explanation for why that site would be particularly informative for the study of the development of religious cognition, and (3) a timeline for the project. In addition, all proposals should include (4) a CV for the applicant, (5) a brief budget and budget justification, (6) proof of IRB approval for the research (or timeline for securing this - funding will not be dispersed prior to IRB approval), and (7) a letter from the Postdoctoral Mentor indicating support for the applicant and the research. All materials should be emailed to Rebekah Richert (rebekah.richert@ucr.edu) in a single email.

    Proposals will be due by 11:59pm on November 15, 2020. Notifications will be sent by December 1, 2020. The start date is anticipated to be January 1, 2020, but this date is somewhat flexible.

    Please send questions to Rebekah Richert (rebekah.richert@ucr.edu).

    Rebekah A. Richert, Ph.D.
    Professor of Psychology
    University of California, Riverside

    10/13: Clinical Dev Neuroscience Post-docs in San Diego & Maryland

    Post-Doctoral Research Positions in Clinical Developmental Neuroscience at the University of Maryland College Park and San Diego State University

    Drs. Lea Dougherty (University of Maryland College Park) and Jillian Wiggins (San Diego State University) are seeking to hire several post-doctoral research associates for NIMH-funded research projects examining neural mechanisms of youth irritability. The projects include new data collection in young children as well use of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study data. We use functional and structural MRI methods.

    Post-doctoral research associates: Candidates must have completed or be in the process of completing a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, or other related discipline. Training in MRI and fMRI data analysis, programming experience and knowledge of advanced statistical methods (e.g., machine learning, multilevel modeling), clinical diagnostic assessments, mastery of English speaking and writing, and experience working with human subjects, particularly children, are preferred. Successful candidates should have keen attention to detail; and strong organization, problem solving, and analytic skills. Prior background in developmental or clinical neuroscience is also a plus but not required. The position will provide opportunities for training in big data management and analysis, advanced computational methods and longitudinal data analysis.

    The position start date is flexible (from immediate to Summer 2021). Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Renewal of contract is contingent on performance and funding. Interested individuals should email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Lea Dougherty at ldougher@umd.edu.  Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”).

     UMD and SDSU are equal opportunity affirmative action employers with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    10/8: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at UTHealth in Houston

    IES Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at UTHealth

         The Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) within the UTHealth Department of Pediatrics seeks acandidate for postdoctoral research training focused on developmental and academic outcomes of preschool and early elementary children with or at risk for disabilities. Candidates need interest and background in: (1) Early Interventions & Assessments, and/or (2) Scalable Professional Development (PD) for Educators of Young Children. Our training framework is focused on the benefits of Research-Practice Partnerships (RPPs) and developing skills to become valuable partners with practitioners.

         This is a competitive training program funded by IES NCSER that will support a total of four fellows for two years each. The Fellows will be matched with one of three primary mentors - Susan Landry, Ph.D., Tricia Zucker, Ph.D., April Crawford, Ph.D. Fellows will also work with secondary mentors, including Yoonkyung Oh, Ph.D., Michael Assel, Ph.D., and Cheryl Varghese, Ph.D. The primary and secondary mentors along with a team of educators, clinicians, and experts will provide training on education research design, partnerships, data collection, statistical analyses,dissemination, and developing grant applications. We expect Fellows will produce scholarly publications, participate in preparation of research grants, and conduct original research within an active project (detailed below).

    Topic 1: Early Interventions & Assessments

    1.     Expansion of the CIRCLE Progress Monitoring (CPM) System

    2.     Development of Reading RULES!

    3.     Pre-K Home and Classroom Interventions for Spanish-Speaking English Learners

    Topic 2: Scalable Professional Development (PD) for Educators

    4.     Developing Talkers: Building Effective Teachers

    5.     Continuous Improvement for Teachers

    The position is for two years and the salary will be $60,000 annually with benefits. Fellows will receive a small stipend to cover research costs.

    Minimum Requirements:

    ·      Ph.D. or Ed.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g., education, public policy, psychology, sociology, or related fields).

    ·      U.S. Citizen

    Description of Qualified Candidates:

    ·      Record of research productivity through publications and presentations related to child development, education, or school-related public policy

    ·      Skills in applied statistical methods

    ·      Ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team member

    ·      Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication

    ·      Strong organizational skills

    Required Application Materials:

    Interested applicants should submit the following materials to Dr. Tricia Zucker, Ph.D. at tricia.zucker@uth.tmc.edu

    1.     A cover letter detailing:

    a.     The applicant’s research interests and fit with the position

    b.     How research experience and interests align with one or more active training grants

    c.     Note that you are a U.S. citizen, as applicants must be U.S. citizens

    2.     Curriculum vitae

    3.     Scholarly writing sample

    4.     Names and contact information for three references

    UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

    Kelly A. Vaughn, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics                

    Children’s Learning Institute

    6655 Travis | 10.12 | Houston, TX 77030

    713 500 8243 tel

    Kelly.A.Vaughn@uth.tmc.edu

    www.childrenslearninginstitute.org

     

    10/7: postdoc, research associate/assistant positions in neuroimaging

    Two positions for postdoctoral associates are available for human imaging studies in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University. One or two positions of research assistant/research associate are also available to support these studies.

    Postdoctoral Positions

    Key Responsibilities: The candidate will work on NIH-funded studies to examine the neural processes of substance and alcohol misuse. Human imaging data are being collected with various paradigms to examine inhibitory control, reward processing, stress and cue exposure in both addicted and neurotypical populations. The lab incorporates various approaches, including functional and structural imaging, computational modeling, recording and analyses of physiological responses, as well as detailed clinical assessments, in these studies to understand the effects of substance/alcohol use on the brain and the neural processes disposing individuals to substance/alcohol use. We also have access to public domain/consortium data, including those available from the HCP, ABCD study, UK Biobank and ENIGMA Addiction Consortium. Candidates will enjoy state-of-the-art imaging facilities at the Yale MRRC, career guidance/support, and opportunities to develop their own research areas within the lab’s broad scope of studies. Candidates will work with the PI and other investigators in a highly collaborative environment.

    Required qualifications: A PhD in cognitive neuroscience or cognitive/clinical psychology. Candidate should be familiar with brain imaging routines and data analyses with SPM or other toolboxes. Proficiency in MATLAB is preferred but not required. Candidate are expected to show a track record of publications and/or scientific presentations.

    Salary: Contract is for 12 months and renewal for multiple years. Salary is based on NIH scales.

     Research Assistant/Associate Positions:

    One or two Research Assistant/Associate positions are also available to support clinical imaging studies. Primary obligations involve subject recruitment and assessments, execution of MR scans and clinical/behavioral data management. There would also be plenty of opportunities to write and publish for those who plan to apply to medical school or PhD program in neuroscience or psychology.

    Contact: Please send CV and any inquiries to Prof. Chiang-shan R. Li, MD, PhD at

    chiang-shan.li@yale.edu

    10/6: Postdocs at Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison

    The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting postdoctoral trainees for its NICHD-funded Postdoctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research. Appointments will be for 2 years beginning in the summer of 2021. The program provides multidisciplinary training with an emphasis on social affective processes, communication, family processes, epidemiology, genetics, and biobehavioral research on intellectual and developmental disabilities. Faculty use sophisticated statistical approaches, longitudinal research methods, brain imaging methods, GWAS, social genomics, and psychobiology, among other approaches to data collection and analysis as applied to intellectual and developmental disability. 

    We are seeking candidates who are committed to a research career in intellectual and developmental disabilities, have completed prior research and training in the field, and have an outstanding academic record.
    For application procedures and information, visit: https://www.waisman.wisc.edu/administrative-core/postdoctoral-training-program-idd/.  To ensure consideration, apply by January 19, 2021.
    Post-docs entering this program will become part of a multidisciplinary center dedicated to advancing knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the life course. Our team of researchers, scientists, clinicians, and staff seek answers to questions about the causes and consequences of developmental disabilities like autism, Down syndrome, and fragile X, etc. For information about the Waisman Center, visit: https://www.waisman.wisc.edu/.
    Please contact schafer@waisman.wisc.edu with questions.

    10/5: Postdoctoral position at Harvard University

    A Post-doctoral position is available for a collaborative ongoing project on Machine Commonsense Reasoning, focusing on the origins of human common sense and core knowledge in early development. We are looking to fill the position in the Fall (note the relatively short deadline). The project involves a collaboration between Harvard, MIT, IBM, and Stanford. The position will primarily be supervised by Drs. Tomer Ullman and Elizabeth Spelke at Harvard, as well as Josh Tenenbaum at MIT.

    This funded position will include building models of cognitive development related to intuitive physics, intuitive psychology, and theory acquisition. We are particularly interested in candidates with an expertise in computational cognitive modeling, or research in cognitive development, with an interest in strengthening both. 

    Post-docs will have an opportunity to lead projects as well as to interact with a diverse group of experts, as well as access to computational resources, online testing, and administrative support. 

    Required qualifications:

    ·  Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field

    ·  Experience with computational modeling / cognitive models, preferably in areas related to common sense reasoning

    ·  Experience gathering and analyzing data 

    ·  Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

    To apply, please submit an application and CV to John Muchovej [jmuchovej@g.harvard.edu]. Reviews of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

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    Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

     The Department of Psychology sits within the Division of Social Science, which is strongly committed to creating and supporting a diverse workforce. Respect and fairness, kindness and collegiality, and trust and transparency are among the values we espouse and promote in our workplace culture. We work hard to ensure a healthy, inclusive and positive environment where everyone does their best work in support of Harvard’s mission.

    9/23: Postdoctoral Position at Georgetown University

    The Laboratory for Relational Cognition at Georgetown, directed by Adam Green, anticipates hiring a postdoc for an NSF-funded project applying cognitive neuroscience methods at the intersection of education and creativity.

    For more information on the lab, see our website. For more information about the position, please see the attached description or read more here: https://cng.georgetown.edu/people/join-the-lab/postdoctoral-scientist. With any questions, please contact Grace Porter at cnglab@georgetown.edu.

    9/23: Postdoc in bilingual development at Concordia University (Montreal)

    The Concordia Infant Research Lab, directed by Dr. Krista Byers-Heinlein, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join our dynamic and friendly lab. In non-pandemic times, the lab is housed in the Psychology Department of Concordia University in Montreal, on the beautiful Loyola Campus. We study the development of bilingual infants and preschoolers across language, cognitive, and social domains. Our methods are diverse and include eye-tracking, LENA home recordings, direct observations of parents and children, and analysis of large-scale datasets.

     The postdoctoral fellow will coordinate an NIH-funded longitudinal, two-site study investigating language development in bilingual infants and children, working in close collaboration with Dr. Casey Lew-Williams and the team at the Princeton Baby Lab. The postdoc will be encouraged to develop their own research ideas within the context of the lab.

    Requirements:

    -       PhD in Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, or a related field (experience with infants and children is an asset)

    -       Excellent organizational and communication skills

    -       Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (knowledge of R is an asset)

    -       Commitment to open and collaborative science practices

    -       Knowledge of French is an asset

    Start date will ideally be prior to January 2021. It may be possible for the post-doc to work remotely until in-person testing can resume, at which point they would be expected to relocate to Montreal.

    Applicants should forward a cover letter, CV, copy of (unofficial) transcripts, and the names of three potential referees to Hilary Killam (kbh.coordinator@concordia.ca). Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis starting immediately.

    9/21: POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Pediatrics and Nurture Science Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to lead a large effort into understanding the effects of COVID-19 on newborns born during the pandemic, and their mothers. The COVID-19 Mother Baby Outcomes (COMBO) study now involves almost 100 researchers and clinicians and has enrolled close to 400 mother-infant dyads. Numerous outcomes are studied with subgroups of researchers focusing on particular areas of interests, such as EEG, HRV, fMRI, eyetracking, neurocognitive outcomes, socioemotional function, growth, body composition, risk of wheezing, and much more. In addition to coordinating the larger COMBO effort, the postdoctoral fellow will lead a randomized clinical trial embedded into COMBO of Family Nurture Intervention (FNI). FNI was developed by the Nurture Science Program as an intervention specifically aimed at improving mother-infant emotional connection. In a prior clinical trial in NICU infants, this intervention improved many outcomes in both infant and mother, with benefits measured up to age 5.
    The postdoctoral fellow will participate in all aspects of the research, including but not limited to designing experiments, implementation, management, data storage and organization, analysis, and interpretation. The postdoctoral fellow will directly supervise several research assistants and other trainees (master students, undergraduate students, medical students, etc). The postdoctal fellow is also expected to write manuscripts and grants, and present findings at national and international meetings.
    A doctoral degree in a relevant field is required. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the project, the ideal candidate will have superior communication skills, strong managerial skills of both own time and the time of others, and ideally some experience with mentorship of more junior trainees. Initiative, independence and self-motivation are a must and need to be documented in prior experiences and confirmed by prior mentors. The team is seeking someone with an inquisitive mind and collaborative attitude. English fluency is required. Spanish fluency is preferred but not required. Strong computational skills and programing skills in at least one language (C++, MatLab, Python, R) are required.
    Start date is flexible and the position is currently open. Interested candidates can send their CV and a cover letter directly to the PI:

    Dani Dumitriu, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (in Psychiatry)

    Attending Physician, Well Baby Nursery

    dani.dumitriu@columbia.edu

    9/21: Postdoc at Nanyang Technological University Singapore

    Applications are invited for a fully funded post-doctoral research fellow position in the lab under the direction of Dr. Setoh Peipei (Nanyang Technological University, Psychology Program). Our research focuses on social cognitive development in infants and young children. The current research area of focus is on Singaporean children and adults’ intelligence stereotypes of different gender and racial groups. Information about the lab’s research is available at https://blogs.ntu.edu.sg/babylab

    The research fellow will be expected toparticipate at all levels of the projects. The responsibilities include:

    ·Perform experiments with children and adults online and offline

    ·Recruit, train and supervise undergraduate research assistants and graduate students

    ·Perform research duties (e.g., IRB protocol, research grant administration and accounting, maintain budgets, submit reimbursement requests, database management, data processing)

    ·Engage in academic activities (prepare manuscripts, reports, grants, and present findings at conferences)

    ·Work with local partners to recruit participants and organize data collection

    ·Provide general support to researchers in the lab

    Required qualifications:

    ·Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, Education, or a related field

    ·Experience working with young children in research/school settings

    ·Research experience in early cognitive development/ education pedagogies

    ·Proficiency with Stata, R, and/or JavaScript

    ·Good team player, excellent communication and public relations skills

    ·Strong organizational, managerial, and problem-solving skills

    ·Ability to work independently, under pressure and meet deadlines

    ·Candidate should be willing to make a 2-3-year commitment

    About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and Graduate colleges. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.

    Young and research-intensive, NTU is the fastest-rising university in the world’s Top 50 and ranked 11th globally. NTU is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The University’s main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and it has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) building projects, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s healthcare district.

    For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg.

    If you are interested, please email psetoh@ntu.edu.sg with the following documents:

    ·A cover letter describing your research experience, relevant skills, and career goals

    ·A current curriculum vitae with complete list of publications

    Please arrange for three referees to submit a confidential report on academic standing and research directly to psetoh@ntu.edu.sg. In the subject line of the email please state Research Fellowship Application. For best consideration, please apply by 1st December 2020. Start date can be in early or mid-2021. 

    I will be happy to discuss further by email or via Zoom.

    Peipei Setoh, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Psychology Program, Nanyang Technological University

    9/15: Postdoc at Temple University Infant and Child Lab

    Post-Doctoral Fellow in Community-Based Playful Learning: Temple University Infant and Child Lab

    Post-doctoral fellow position available for an exciting project studying the science of learning in public settings. Can architectural design infused with cognitive and social learning opportunities offer families a new way to support children’s growth and development? The project involves community-based playful learning research with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, along with a team of collaborators at University of California-Irvine.

    We are looking for an energetic scientist who has worked in the area of playful learning and/or child development more broadly, to work on a National Science Foundation - Advancing Informal STEM Learning (NSF-AISL) funded project. The Playful Learning Landscapes project is designed to promote STEM learning in public spaces using evidence-based, culturally tailored installations and examine the effects of these installations on caregiver-child interactions, children’s STEM learning, and community-wide attitudes towards informal STEM learning. The postdoc will work alongside our team to lead the expansion of the project to Santa Ana from Philadelphia, and will be responsible for managing the training to ensure fidelity and alignment between the two cities. This position offers an opportunity to conduct psychological community-based research that can translate into social impact. Initial appointment will be for a 12-month period and will be renewable subject to performance and availability of funding. The anticipated start date is October 1st, 2020.

    As the project manager, the post-doctoral fellow will be expected to participate at all levels of the project. The responsibilities include:
    • Data collection in the field,
    • Training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate RAs and other project staff,
    • Developing new projects with multiple university and non-academic collaborators,
    • Running focus groups,
    • Data coding and analysis,
    • Write-up and dissemination of results for internal reports and peer-reviewed publications,Presentation of findings in national and international conferences,
    • Developing and sustaining relationships with community groups and foundations,
    • Hosting workshops and consulting for local, national, and international partners,
    • Research grants administration and accounting

    Required qualifications:

    • Ph.D. in Psychology, Education, Human Development, or a related field
    • Fluency in Spanish
    • Experience working with children/families in research settings
    • Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation
    • Training in one of more of the following areas including cognition, language development, mathematics development, spatial development, executive functioning, community-based research, and play
    • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
    • Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants
    • Proficiency with SPSS, SAS, and/or R
    • Knowledge of advanced statistical modeling (HLM, SEM, etc.)
    • Programming skills (preferred)

    Please send a resume/CV, cover letter, and research statement to Jelani Medford, Lab Manager, at jelani.medford@temple.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Please visit our website (www.temple.edu/infantlab) for more information about the lab.

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    Jelani Medford

    Lab Coordinator
    Temple University Infant and Child Lab
    Widener Hall, Suite 217
    580 Meetinghouse Road
    Ambler, PA 19002
    Office phone: 267-468-8610

    9/11: Postdoc position: Dyadic eyetracking, UTokyo

    Dear all,
    The IRCN Babylab (Tsuji lab) at University of Tokyo is seeking a postdoctoral candidate for the transdisciplinary project “Tracking developing sensitivity to dyadic interactions” in collaboration with the Softbank Beyond AI Institute and Tom Froese (Embodied Cognitive Science unit, OIST). The goal of this project is to develop a gaze-based minimal virtual reality paradigm to identify infants’ sensitivity to real-time, gaze-mediated dyadic interactions. The successful candidate will be involved in developing, conducting, and analyzing dual eye-tracking experiments in human infants and adults. Physiological measures like heart rate will also be collected. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications, concurrent computational modeling work is also possible. The candidate will be located in Tokyo and primarily supervised by Dr. Tsuji, co-supervised by Dr. Froese.
     
    More details: 

    https://ircn.jp/en/careers/20200907-tsujilaboratory

    --

    Assistant Professor
    The University of Tokyo International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN)
    Personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/tsujish/home

    9/1: Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity

    Dear colleagues,
     
    Please forward to graduate students and postdocs who may be interested:
     
    As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity (CPPFD)<https://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/applicants/> is pleased to offer postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of CPPFD is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year. This program is funded by the State of North Carolina.
     
    The CPPFD is a nationally recognized and extremely competitive program. We typically receive more than 750 applications per year and typically fund 4-5 new postdoctoral researchers per year across the university.
     
    Applications for study in any discipline represented on the campus are welcome. Please specify your discipline of interest when applying.
     
    The Department of Linguistics is specifically interested in scholars whose work is in any of the following areas:
    Computational Linguistics
    Language Acquisition
    Syntax/Semantics
    Sociolinguistics
    Hispanic Linguistics
    Contact Linguistics
     
    Stipend
     
    $50,000 per calendar year (STEM disciplines-based on qualifications)
    $2,000 per year research fund for research expenses, including travel.
     
    Eligibility
     
    Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree or terminal degree in their field within the past five years and no later than July 1st of the award year.
    The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities.
    An important secondary criterion is the support of prospective departments (see above).
    Preference will be given to individuals who are lawfully eligible to work in the United States. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from individuals that have experience, background and/or scholarship that will contribute to the diversity of the campus community.
     
    Application materials
     
    Cover letter addressed to Vice Chancellor for Research
    Curriculum vitae
    A statement of research plans (1-3 pages)
    A contribution to diversity statement on why you should be selected for this program (1–3 pages)
    Writing samples (e.g., publications and/or dissertation chapters)
    Two references for letters of recommendation
    All materials must be submitted through online application system to be accepted: https://unc.peopleadmin.com
     
    Deadline
     
    The next application deadline is November 15, 2020 at 11:59 EST.
     
    Applications are accepted September 15th-November 15th.
     
    Contact Information
     
    For questions or additional information regarding the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity<https://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/applicants/>, please contact:
     
    Jennifer Pruitt
    Program Coordinator
    jennifer_pruitt@unc.edu
     
    Sibby Anderson-Thompkins
    Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
    sibby@email.unc.edu
     
    For questions about the Department of Linguistics, please contact:
     
    Misha Becker, chair
    UNC Department of Linguistics
    mbecker@email.unc.edu

    8/17: Job position at ZAS on the Libnizdream project

    Please find the link for post doc positions and lab manager at Zas
    (Berlin) on the ERC Sinergy grant Leibnizdream
     
    http://leibnizdream.eu/join-the-team
     
    best
     
    Teresa Guasti

    8/3: RA Professor Position in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

    Dear Colleagues

    Please forward this postdoc opportunity to potential candidates.  More can be learned about this position at: https://jobs.etsu.edu/postings/15914.  Questions can be directed to me.

    Wally


    The Ballad Health ETSU Strong BRAIN Institute (SBI) seeks a nontenure-track research assistant professor interested in conducting innovative multidisciplinary research on the prevention and mitigation of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), broadly defined. The SBI is the innovation of the BRAIN Trust, a talented and dedicated group of researchers comprised of 14 faculty and department chairs from all eight ETSU academic colleges. The SBI is made possible by a generous five-year gift from Ballad Health. The initial appointment is for one year, and renewable for at least a total of five years, depending on the availability of funding.

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of ACES-related research initiatives developed by multiple interdisciplinary collaborations, with the potential for overseeing new research and extramural funding initiatives. There will also be opportunities for the candidate to serve as Principal Investigator of his or her own projects and grant submissions.

    The goals of the SBI are to 1) promote the awareness and empirical study of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), 2) promote the development and dissemination of evidence-based practices that prevent, reduce, or mitigate the negative effects of ACEs on health and health disparities, and 3) promote a trauma-informed citizenry and workforce in the Appalachian Highlands region and beyond. You will report to the Director of the SBI and manage a physical SBI presence on the ETSU main campus. The SBI is housed administratively under the ETSU School of Graduate Studies.

    We’re looking for a self-starting team player to fit our highly productive, but widely spread-out group. Our common interest is a commitment to the goals of the SBI, so we are looking for someone who can help coordinate us as we pursue our multiply varied externally-funded endeavors.

    ETSU is surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains, and is located in Johnson City, Tennessee, which contributes to a metropolitan statistical area of 200,000 residents. The area enjoys a mild climate in both summer and winter, and boasts numerous waterways, parks, trails, and resorts for year-round recreational activities. The area has been ranked as a desirable place to live by several national publications. In 2016, Johnson City was ranked by Kiplinger magazine as one of the “10 Least-Expensive Cities for Living in the USA,” and among the top five retirement destinations in the country.

    ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

    Position is contingent upon sufficient funding.

     

    Wallace E. Dixon, Jr., Ph.D.

    Chair and Professor of Psychology

    Director, ETSU/Ballad Health Strong BRAIN Institute            

    East Tennessee State University

    Johnson City, TN  37614 

    (423) 439-6656

    7/27: TJob offer: 2 PostDoc positions in the Psychology department of the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, 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)

    https://www.eva.mpg.de/career/positions-available.html?Fsize=-1Freidline%27A%3D0&tx_evaumantis_showpositions%5Bposition%5D=483&tx_evaumantis_showpositions%5Blang%5D=2&tx_evaumantis_showpositions%5Bdepartment%5D=Abteilung%20Vergleichende%20Kulturpsychologie&tx_evaumantis_showpositions%5Baction%5D=show&tx_evaumantis_showpositions%5Bcontroller%5D=Position&cHash=8e71aea07e6341187bcd451235b8f55d

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

    https://www.eva.mpg.de/career/positions-available.html?Fsize=-1Freidline%27A%3D0&tx_evaumantis_showpositions%5Bposition%5D=483&tx_evaumantis_showpositions%5Blang%5D=2&tx_evaumantis_showpositions%5Bdepartment%5D=Abteilung%20Vergleichende%20Kulturpsychologie&tx_evaumantis_showpositions%5Baction%5D=show&tx_evaumantis_showpositions%5Bcontroller%5D=Position&cHash=8e71aea07e6341187bcd451235b8f55d

    __________________________________

    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
    email: anja_reimann@eva.mpg.de
    Web: www.eva.mpg.de/comparative-cultural-psychology
    __________________________________

    7/17: Transdisciplinary postdoc position at UTokyo “Development of Social Intelligence”

    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: http://developmental-robotics.jp/en/

    Yazaki lab: https://ircn.jp/en/mission/people/yoko_yazaki_sugiyama

    Tsuji lab: https://babylab.ircn.jp/en/

    Requirements

    • 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

    Negotiable

    Term

    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.

    Qualifications

    (Required)

    ● Ph.D. or equivalent in a related field

    ● Good communication skill in English

    (Preferred)

    ● 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

    Holidays

    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: yukie#ircn.jp (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: https://sites.google.com/site/tsujish/home

    7/15: Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the MGH Institute of Health Professions

    The Cognitive Neuroscience laboratory (https://www.mghihp.edu/research/cognitive-neuroscience-group, 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 https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=3127882&lang=en

    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

    yarbel@mghihp.edu

    (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 

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    7/13: 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 (charles_nelson@harvard.edu).

    7/8: 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.

    Education

    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.

    Experience
    • 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.
     
    Application
    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

    765-494-8156

    carolyn-mccormick@purdue.edu

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