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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

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    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

    7/7: Postdoc Position at the Children’s Learning Institute

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    6/24: Search for Post Doctoral Fellow – Child Development Lab at the University of Maryland

    6/16: Postdoctoral Position

    6/8: Postdoctoral Scholar in Cognitive Science

    6/5: Research Professional at UChicago TMW Center for Early Learning and Public Health

    5/27: Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at Nanyang Technological University Singapore

    5/19: Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Connecticut

    5/18: Postdoctoral researcher at University of Chicago

    5/14: Exciting POST DOC Opportunity at UD!

    5/11: Postdoctoral Fellows, Tsinghua University Child Cognition Center

    5/8: PhD and postdoc positions in Psychology of Language research group

    5/5: Postdoc and Classroom Research

    4/29:Postdoctoral Fellow, BU Child Cognition Lab

    4/27: Postdoctoral Project Coordinator with Children and Screens

    4/20: PostDoc position announcement in Berlin and Milan

    3/25: Postdoctoral Associate opening at University of Maryland, College Park

    3/6: Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of Maryland, College Park)

    3/4: Postdoctoral Fellowship to study Cognitive and Communicative Development

    3/3: Post-Doctoral Positions in Cross-Cultural Development of Supernatural Beliefs

    3/3: Postdoc in Facial Affect Sensitivity Training Intervention

    2/21: Post doctoral position, Lab for the Developing Mind at NYU

    2/21: Post-baccalaureate and Post-doctoral Research Positions in Neurocognitive Development Lab

    2/19: postdoctoral opportunity

    2/14: Postdoctoral Research Scholar Position at Carnegie Mellon University

    2/14: T32 Post-doc Opportunity

    2/11: Postdoctoral Research Scholar Position at Rutgers University—Newark

    2/10: Postdoc position at Harvard Music Lab

    2/5: Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Social Communication in Toddlers with Autism

    2/3: Post-doctoral Research Position available – Development of Communication

    2/3: Post-doc Research Position available- Cross-cultural Developmental Psychology

    2/3: Research postdoctoral position at CADB

    1/30: Postdoc position in Psychology of Language

    1/28: Research Partnerships Manager Position at the Character Lab

    1/28: Postdoctoral Position – Wesleyan University

    1/28: Postdoc & lab manager positions at BRC

    1/27: Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship – Carnegie Mellon University

    1/27: Post doc in learning sciences at UD

    1/27: Postdoctoral position at Concordia University

    1/13: Post-doc at Vanderbilt

    1/13: NIMH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship – Columbia University

    1/9: NIHM T32 Postdoctoral Training – Deadline March 1

    1/9: Postdoc Scholar at UC Irvine

    1/6: Search for Post Doctoral Fellow – Child Development Lab at the University of Maryland

    1/6: Research postdoc position at Weill Cornell Medicine

    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, 2020 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 NIH-funded projects 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 preferred. The Fellow will have opportunities for clinical training 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 in July, 2020. Interested applicants should email a CV and statement of interest to Dr. Sophy Kim at sok2015@med.cornell.edu. Application deadline: January 30, 2020.
     
    So Hyun "Sophy" Kim, Ph.D
    Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
    Center for Autism and the Developing Brain
    New York Presbyterian/Westchester Division
    21 Bloomingdale Road
    White Plains, NY 10605

    12/20: Two Postdoctoral Associate Positions – Brain and Mind Institute

    Two Postdoctoral Associate Positions – Brain and Mind Institute, Western University

     

    Drs. Ryan Stevenson, Blake Butler, and Bobby Stojanoski of Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute are actively recruiting two postdoctoral associates. Our labs are in the Department of Psychology and the Brain and Mind Institute, and are part of highly-productive and interdisciplinary group of researchers spanning a wide breadth of topics in cognitive neuroscience. We strongly value the principles of open science, and collaboration across labs and departments is highly encouraged; the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with established collaborators, and to form new partnerships. Successful candidates for both positions will have a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, physiology, computer science, or a related discipline, with a strong record of publication and evidence of the ability to conduct independent research. Quantitative and programming skills in MATLAB, Python, or similar are expected. Successful candidates will also be expected to apply to the BrainsCAN PDF program, though there is the possibility of funding if the BrainsCAN application is not successful.

     

    Position 1) The Sensory Perception Research Lab (sensorylab.ca) and the Neuroplasticity in Sensory Systems Lab (NiSSL.ca) are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral associate interested in the study of multisensory integration, specifically audiovisual integration, using fMRI techniques. The successful applicant must have significant experience and demonstrated track record with fMRI procedures and analyses, and individuals with advanced fMRI analysis techniques will be given preference. They will also be encouraged to develop independent projects that build upon the laboratories’ ongoing work, including the possibility to work with developmental populations, as well as clinical populations.

     

    Position 2) The Sensory Perception Research Lab (sensorylab.ca) and the Development and Disorders of Cognition and Consciousness group (DDoCC) are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral associate interested in the study of structural changes to the brain in late childhood and adolescence in typically developing and clinical populations (ASD, ADHD, anxiety, etc.) with links to clinical metrics, and behavioural and cognitive development. Applicants must be highly-proficient in structural MRI analysis and pipelines, have the ability to work efficiently with large data sets, and preferably have some experience with fMRI. They will also be encouraged to develop independent projects that build upon the laboratories’ ongoing work.

     

    Western University and the BMI constitute communities that respect, accept, nurture and celebrate the diversity of their members. Our community is one where all members feel valued, respected and included. We strive to ensure our workplace is fully accessible and respectful for people’s different needs and abilities. We support a healthy work-life balance and commit to the right of every member of the community to study, work and conduct his or her activities in an environment free of harassment and discrimination. Each member of our community is accountable for ensuring and supporting positive diversity practices.

     

    Details pertaining to the BrainsCAN PD Fellowship competition, including timelines, eligibility, application materials, and compensation are available here. Salary outside of BrainsCAN is $50,000 per year plus benefits, and is available for two years, with contract renewal for the second year dependent upon satisfactory performance. Renewal beyond year two is possible, but is contingent upon funding.

     

    Applications will be accepted until January 15th or until the position is filled. Interested parties should contact Dr. Ryan Stevenson (rsteve28@uwo.ca) and provide the following:

     

    1. A cover letter describing your current research, and interest in our labs

    2. Curriculum Vitae

    3. Names and contact information for 3 references

    12/20: Grants/Development position focused on early childhood (NYU School of Medicine)

    See below for an opportunity in NYC that may be of interest to individuals (BA, MA, or PhD level) who are strong writers, interested in early childhood, and interested in a position outside of the standard academic route.

     

    Grants and Development (Project Coordinator; early childhood focused)

    Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE)

    and Video Interaction Project Center of Excellence

    NYU Langone Health and School of Medicine

     

    We are seeking a candidate for a position in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Health School of Medicine, based at NYC H+H/Bellevue in Manhattan to join a team that is examining and delivering parenting interventions to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations at pediatric clinics across in New York City (Video Interaction Project; www.videointeractionproject.org; PI: Alan Mendelsohn, MD). The candidate will be responsible for multiple project tasks, and will work with a multidisciplinary team of pediatricians, psychologists, and other child development professionals.

     

    Specific tasks may include:

    ·         Identifying new sources of funding

    ·         Writing new funding proposals

    ·         Grants management, including foundations, private donors, governmental agencies and NIH

    ·         Organizing grant management processes

    ·         Writing and submitting reports

    ·         Monitoring progress towards performance goals

    ·         Development and maintenance of budgets

    ·         Supporting development of contracts

    ·         Compliance with regulatory requirements

    ·         Assisting with branding, marketing and social media

    ·         Assisting with fundraising and outreach activities

    ·         Assisting with engagement with new and existing funders

    ·         Assisting in facilitating collaboration with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders

     

    Requirements:  

    ·         Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred

    ·         Ideally will have at least 1 year experience with grant writing, grant management, and budgets or other related activities in higher education, healthcare, or nonprofits

    ·         Must have very strong writing skills, and be able to provide examples

    ·         Must have experience with Excel and very strong database skills

    ·         Interest and professional background/experience related to child development, school readiness, parenting, social determinants of health, pediatrics, maternal/child health, or other relevant areas very strongly preferred

    ·         Spanish proficiency is a plus but not required

     

    Note – exact job title, salary, and responsibilities will be commensurate with experience

     

    To apply:  If interested, please fill out an online Interest Form: https://is.gd/belleprojectapplication

    If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please reach out to Yuliya Gurevich via email: yuliya.gurevich@nyulangone.org.  Please include "Project Coordinator – Grants and Development" in the subject line. 

     

    A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Full time positions come with comprehensive benefits packages.  Note that NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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    12/16: Postdoc at Yale

    Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Postdoctoral Associate to be involved in prospective studies of infants at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as well as toddlers and preschoolers with ASD. The Associate will join an interdisciplinary research team consisting of experts in developmental neuroscience at the Social Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/.

     

    The post-doc associate will have an opportunity to work as part of the Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Program Project (ace.yale.edu) team at the Yale Child Study Center (CSC) led by Prof. Chawarska. The Yale NIH ACE Research project represents a joint effort across child psychiatry, pediatrics, radiology, and statistics departments at Yale. The ACE project aims to identify prenatal and neonatal precursors of later core symptoms of ASD. The post-doc associate will also participate in studies aimed at decoding bases of comorbid symptoms in ASD in preschoolers.

     

    Information about the Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program can be found here:  https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/

     

    Amy G. Margolis

    Program Manager

    Infant & Toddler Developmental Disabilities Program

    Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA)

    300 George Street, Suite 900

    New Haven, CT  06510

    fax. 203-764-4373

    ph. 203-785-6237

    12/16: Postdoctoral opportunity in ASD at Brown

    Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity, including research on autism in infancy, Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Brown University.
    The NIH-funded (T32) Brown Child Mental Health fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2020-21 academic year.  One of the potential research areas of focus is on autism spectrum disorders, including a newly funded study of early infant signs of risk for autism. 
    Information about the work specific to studying autism in infancy can be found at www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2019/nih-awards-funding-for-early-autism-screening.shtml

     Program details a link to the online application can be found here:

     Prospective applicants interested in the autism research options should also send a CV and a brief statement of interest to Stephen_Sheinkopf@brown.edu

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    Stephen J. Sheinkopf, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Tel: 401-274-1122 (Office) x48906; (Clinic) x48935 |  Fax:  401-453-7697
    URLs:

    12/9: Postdoctoral position at New York University

     Description

    The NYU Department of Psychology (PI: Marjorie Rhodes) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher to begin Summer or Fall 2020. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to collaborate on lab projects and develop new lines of research related to conceptual development or the development of social cognition. Current projects in the lab examine how subtle features of language shape children’s representations of social categories, how children develop representations of biological and social kinds, the mechanisms underlying the development of social biases, and the implications of children’s representations of the social world for their own behavior. The lab employs a range of methods including online research with children, analyses of natural language, field experiments, longitudinal studies, cross-cultural comparisons, and laboratory-based studies. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to develop an independent line of research and to collaborate on large team projects. More information about the lab is available at http://kidconcepts.org and https://discoveriesinaction.org. The initial appointment will be for one year, with reappointment contingent on funding, progress, and mutual agreement. Review of applications will begin on January 2nd, 2020.

     

     Qualifications

    ·       Ph.D. in Developmental or Cognitive Psychology or a related discipline by the intended start date

    ·       Experience conducting research with young children and families

    ·       Experience working with community organizations (e.g., museums and schools) to facilitate developmental research

    ·       Expertise in advanced statistical modeling and proficiency with R (expertise in managing large data sets and longitudinal analyses highly desirable)

    ·       A commitment to open science (for more on the lab’s policies, see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hcsW46eW5maz0y8YS41jV53Z2ByO6l2XnB4tNfYvZfU/edit)

    ·       Excellent written and oral communication skills

    ·       Interest in contributing to collaborative research, working with a team, and developing mentorship skills

    ·       Interest and willingness to develop skills in grant-writing

    ·       Expertise with cross-cultural research, longitudinal research, behavioral coding (e.g., using Datavyu), analyses of natural language data, or field experiments is highly desirable

     

    Application Instructions

    Applications should consist of a CV, a 2-3 page statement of research experience, interests, and goals, at least two examples of published or submitted research, and contact information for 3 people who will be able to readily submit letters of recommendation upon request. Please submit applications via the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/72251, and direct any questions about the position to marjorie.rhodes@nyu.edu.

    New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

    Marjorie Rhodes
    Associate Professor of Psychology
    Associate Chair
    New York University
    6 Washington Place, 329
    New York, Ny 10003
    212-998-3546

    12/4: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Population Research Center and Department of Psychology, UT Austin

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Population Research Center and Department of Psychology

    The University of Texas at Austin

     

    Job Description Summary

    The Population Research Center and Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin (PI: Cristine Legare) invite applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher. The successful candidate will work on an international, interdisciplinary research program funded by Templeton Religion Trust titled the Culture of Schooling Project.

    Grand claims have been made about the impact of formal education on demographic and economic outcomes, but much less is known about how it impacts the kind of beliefs, values, and practices individuals and groups adopt. This project will systematically document and explain the impact of formal education on the scientific and religious beliefs, values, and behaviors of individuals and groups.

    This position will entail taking a leadership role in supervising and conducting cross-cultural social scientific research in collaboration with partners at multiple international universities. The successful candidate must be committed to team-based science and will receive substantive career mentoring and opportunities for independent research and professional development.

    Responsibilities

    ·         Facilitating relationships with international collaborators and fieldsite supervisors, schools, families, and community organizations

    ·         Conducting international fieldwork: Supervising data collection with children and adults

    ·         Supervision of a research team

    ·         Overseeing data management and coding

    ·         Qualitative and quantitative data analyses

    ·         Co-writing reports for funding agencies

    ·         Presentations at conferences and workshops

    ·         Authorship (under PI guidance) of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

     

    Required Qualifications

    Ph.D. in psychology, anthropology, biology, education, human development, cognitive science, or related discipline. 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    ·         Demonstrated capacity for independent, creative scholarship

    ·         Strong writing skills; and evidence of productivity in peer-reviewed journals

    ·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    ·         Experience with behavioral coding software (Datavyu or similar software)

    ·         Diverse methodological toolkit (interviews, observation, experiments, ethnography)

    ·         Project management experience

    ·         Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Excel

    ·         Advanced quantitative data analyses skills (e.g., SEM, multi-level modeling, Bayesian statistics) and proficiency with statistical software (including R).

    ·         Experience conducting cross-cultural research with children and adults is strongly preferred.

    Required Materials

    ·         CV

    ·         Contact details for three referees

    ·         3 page statement of research interests, experience, and fit with project objectives

    ·         3 publications/manuscripts

    Application materials are due January 31, 2020. Please send materials in one PDF document to: EvoLearnLab@austin.utexas.edu

    Further information about the Evolution, Ontogeny, and Variation of Learning Lab can be found at www.cristinelegare.com. Please direct inquiries to legare@austin.utexas.edu

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    Cristine H. Legare

    Associate Professor

    Department of Psychology

    The University of Texas at Austin

    Email: legare@austin.utexas.edu

    Webpage: www.cristinelegare.com

    12/4: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford GSE

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    SPARK Lab

    Graduate School of Education

    Stanford University

    Dr. Jelena Obradović seeks a full-time postdoctoral candidate for the inaugural cohort of Stanford Innovation Fellows. This two-year post-doctoral fellowship position is designed to train aspiring researchers to conduct work that makes significant contributions to educational and developmental sciences, while making an impact on educational practice or policy through engagement with research practice partnerships (RPP).

     The postdoc will work on a research-practice partnership project that Dr. Obradović has with San Francisco Unified School District. We will examine how different aspects of preschool attendance and classroom experience (e.g., emotional, instructional, organizational) uniquely relate to the growth of children’s academic, social, and emotional learning skills from kindergarten through grade 3. We will also investigate whether these associations vary by children’s racial/ethnic background, language proficiency, and initial skill levels. In addition, we will evaluate the impact of the new social and emotional curriculum that is implemented in transitional kindergarten classrooms on students’ outcomes. There will be opportunities to get involved with other studies.

    The postdoc will also make a commitment to attend regular meetings with other fellows, students and faculty mentors at Stanford GSE that have fellowship and research with aligned goals. These meetings will help the fellows manage their partnership work and learn how to broker connections with school leaders and practitioners, troubleshoot any issues, and disseminate their work to diverse audiences. Fellows will build their RPP network by having the opportunity to attend the National Network for Education Research Practice Partnership annual forum and at least one national conference which they will select based on their discipline and their advisor’s guidance.

    Primary responsibilities include collaborating with Dr. Obradović and her research team on analysis of the collected data, conceptualizing scientific papers and presentations, and preparing manuscripts for submission to academic journals. This position offers an excellent opportunity to further analytical and writing skills and to publish scientific papers. The postdoc will also be able to network with a rich, multidisciplinary community of scholars, and to attend workshops and colloquia through Stanford’s Center for Education Policy Analysis, John W. Gardner Center, Psychology Department, Center on Poverty and Inequality, and more.

     

    Qualifications include:

    ·        a Ph.D. in developmental/educational psychology or a related field

    ·        strong analytical skills (including multilevel and longitudinal analyses of nested data) and experience with statistical analysis packages (R, STATA, MPlus)

    ·        excellent writing skills and experience with submitting manuscripts to academic journals

    ·        ability to work well independently and on a team on multiple projects

    ·        great organization skills and attention to detail

    ·        experience working in early education settings or with early education practitioners is preferred

     

    *Minimum one-year commitment required, with the potential for a one-year renewal pending successful first year.

    Residence in the San Francisco Bay area.

     

    To apply, please send to the following materials to obradovic.lab@gmail.com

    •      curriculum vitae

    •      letter summarizing your research interests, relevant experiences, and statistical skills

    •      contact information for three references

    •      writing sample (published or unpublished) that best exemplifies your scholarly work

    •      an example of original syntax and output showcasing multilevel analyses (optional, but encouraged)

     

    Application deadline: January 30, 2020

     

    Jelena Obradović, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Graduate School of Education
    Stanford University

    Phone: 650.725.1250

    https://sparklab.stanford.edu/

    12/3: Postdoctoral Position at Georgetown

    The Laboratory for Relational Cognition at Georgetown, directed by Dr. Adam Green, is seeking 1 to 2 postdoctoral scientists for NSF-funded projects applying cognitive neuroscience methods at the intersection of creativity and education.

    For more information on the lab, see our website. For more information about the position(s), please see the attached description. With any questions, please contact Griffin Colaizzi at cnglab@georgetown.edu.

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    Griffin Colaizzi 
    Lab Manager
    Lab for Relational Cognition
    Georgetown University Psychology Department
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    12/3: Senior Research Analyst position at Age of Learning (edtech company)

    Do you have a passion for educating children? Looking for a role in the edtech space? Age of Learning is hiring! You can read about the position here. This position is embedded within the Efficacy Team.
    We're an edtech company based in LA. Our core product is ABCmouse and have launched other major products including Mastering Math, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ!
    Feel free to message me if you're interested!
    Best,
    Kathryn
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    Cell: 908.507.5779

    12/2: Two-year postdoc fellowship in psychology and experimental philosophy

    Description

    Professors Ori Friedman and John Turri are looking to jointly hire a postdoctoral fellow to collaborate on research at the intersection of psychology and experimental philosophy at the University of Waterloo.

     Duration

    An initial one-year appointment will start between 1 June and 1 September 2020, depending on the successful candidate’s availability. Renewal for a second year is expected assuming good performance.

     Stipend and funds

    The stipend is $42,500 per year plus benefits and a $5,000 travel/research budget per year (all values denominated in Canadian dollars).

     Requirements

    Applicants must have earned a PhD in a relevant area of cognitive science within five years of the date of appointment. The successful candidate (1) will have experience conducting experiments with adults, (2) will work on issues in the broad terrain covered by the supervisors’ research (see links above), (3) may not be employed at another institution during the term of their appointment, and (4) is expected to be in residence for the appointment’s duration. Bonus points for strong statistical, coding, and open-science skills.

     Expectations

    The successful candidate will be expected to produce theoretical and/or experimental publications, contribute to all phases of the research process, present at professional conferences/workshops, participate in lab meetings, mentor junior lab members, and help organize cognitive-science related activities at the university.

     How to apply

    Email the following to friedmao@gmail.com and john.turri@gmail.com with the subject heading of “postdoctoral fellowship application”:

    • Cover letter: state your interest in the position, background preparation, and research goals (max 750 words)
    • Current CV
    • One representative publication
    • Contact information for 2–3 references (referees will be contacted by email to comment on your qualifications)

     Deadline

    We will begin reviewing applications on 31 January 2020. Only complete applications received by that date are guaranteed full consideration.

     ———————————————–

    Ori Friedman

     Professor

    Department of Psychology

    University of Waterloo, Canada

     CV.   https://goo.gl/djq4qj

    Lab.  https://goo.gl/7YFhF2

    11/25: open postdoc position in child neurodevelopment in Zurich, Switzerland

    PostDOC position in child neurodevelopment.

    Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic

    Department of Neonatology of the University and University Hospital Zurich.

    Abteilungsbeschreibung / Description of UZH unit

    The Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Professorship for Neurodevelopment, Growth and Nutrition of the Newborn is based at the Department of Neonatology of the University and University Hospital Zurich and collaborates with the Child Development Centre of the University Children Hospital of Zurich.

    Aufgabenbereich / Responsibilities

    We are seeking to appoint an outstanding psychologist/neuropsychologist to join our team as a senior researcher. The role holder will assume technical and organizational leadership functions in the setting of studies focused on the structural and functional neurodevelopment of HM- and non-HM-fed infants taking into account and investigating the confounding role of psychological- and sociodemographic characteristics/dynamics of the subjects studied and their families.

    Research and Teaching

    - full and co-responsibility for specific study projects and publication of scientific contributions; - conduction / organization of neurodevelopmental assessments of the child;
    - conduction / organization of standardized assessments of family/environment dynamics;- train and supervise junior group members (PhD and master students).

    Beschäftigungsgrad / Workload in %

    100 % (negotiable) for 3 years (extension for 6 years possible)

    Anforderungen / Qualifications

    Educational background with PhD in psychology/neuropsychology (or related field). Research experience in child development and familiarity with psychological methods of investigation of advantage. Previous postdoctoral position of advantage but not mandatory.

    Basic requirements

    - interpersonal and networking skills and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary work; - proficient statistics skills.

    Sprachkenntnisse / Language requirements

    - good written and oral communication skills in German;
    - proficient written and oral communication skills in English.

    Wir bieten / We offer

    - Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and an interactive scientific atmosphere;
    - Possibility to combine clinical and basic research in the field of child neurodevelopment; - Opportunities for professional development

    For additional information about an employment at the University of Zurich and the city of Zurich, please visit http://www.pa.uzh.ch/en/Willkommen-an-der-UZH.html

    Stellenantritt / This position opens on

    01.12.2019 (negotiable)

    Auskunft erteilt / More information

    For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. med. G. Natalucci: giancarlo.natalucci@usz.ch.

    Bewerbungen / Application

    Please send your application as one single PDF file to giancarlo.natalucci@usz.ch (subject: PostDOC clinical research). Include in your application a cover letter with statement of motivation, publication record, transcripts of BSc, MSc and PhD grades, CV (max 2 pages), and 1 letter of support (or the names and contact details of 2 referees). (Prof. Dr. med. G. Natalucci, Department of Neonatology, University Hospital Zurich, Frauenklinikstrasse 10, 8091 Zürich)

    Bewerbungsfrist/Application deadline

    31.12.2019

    11/25: Postdoc Position at Temple University

    The Developmental Science Laboratory at Temple University, directed by Peter Marshall, has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher. The focus of our research is on the development of body representations in infancy and childhood, and the role of such representations in social and cognitive development. This ongoing research program is being conducted in collaboration with Andrew Meltzoff who is based at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington. The postdoctoral researcher would join a thriving academic community in the Department of Psychology at Temple, and would have opportunities to interact and collaborate with other research groups within and outside the department.

     Applicants should have experience in the collection, processing, and analysis of EEG data from developmental populations. Experience with infants is preferred. This appointment is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and names of three references to peter.marshall@temple.edu.

     ---------------------------------------------

    Peter J. Marshall, Ph.D.

    Professor and Chair

    Department of Psychology

    Temple University

    1701 N. 13th St

    Philadelphia, PA 19122

    11/19: Postdoc – Assistant Research Scientist Position NYSPI

    Project CASAH is seeking applicants for a full-time research assistant position (or potentially two part-time positions). Project CASAH (PI: Claude Ann Mellins) is a longitudinal cohort study that examines risk and resilience trajectories in participants who are now young adults. Participants were initially recruited over 10 years ago and are now ages 18-29. We are currently in data collection for the fourth wave of the study (follow-ups #8-10). At each annual follow-up time point, participants complete a comprehensive interview battery covering individual, family, social, and contextual determinants of health. The Assistant Research Scientist will be responsible for: conducting quantitative psychosocial interviews, recruiting participants on the telephone, conducting literature reviews, completing data entry, scheduling, mailings, filing, and other administrative tasks. Previous training and/or experience in a research setting conducting psychiatric or in-depth quantitative interviews is a must. To apply for this position, please contact CASAH’s Project Director, Rehema Korich, at rehema.korich@nyspi.columbia.edu.

    NYSPI and Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032

    11/12: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue

    Hi everyone,

    I'm hiring a postdoc (or two) to collaborate with me across a couple grants. Please share with anyone who might be interested. The ad and link to apply are included below.
    Best,

    David

    __________________
    Postdoctoral Research Associate at Purdue University
    Position Summary
    Seeking to hire one or two postdoctoral researchers to collaborate with me across two grants on preschool children’s mathematical language development. One project is a National Science Foundation funded grant evaluating the impacts of mathematical language instruction on mathematics and spatial skills in preschool children. The other project is the final stages of evaluating a parent implemented mathematical language intervention for monolingual English speakers and dual language learners. The positions have the potential to be for up to two or three years depending on performance.

    Responsibilities may include: intervention development, manuscript preparation, project management, presentation of findings, development of coding schemes for video and audio recordings, and development and implementation of dissemination events for families and schools. A core part of one of the projects will be preparation of a registered report, thus, interest and knowledge of open science practices are desired.

    Start date is negotiable, but preferred start is no later than August 15th, 2020.

    For best consideration, applications should be submitted by January 4, 2020. Review of applications 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). To apply, please go to Purdue's Employment Website and complete the online application process.

    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.

    Education
    Required Qualifications

    • PhD in Education, Psychology, Human Development, Communication Disorders, or related field completed by the start of the employment
    • Background expertise in early mathematics development and/or language development

    Experience

    Additional Desired Qualifications
    • Ability to work collaboratively with a research team
    • Experience developing or implementing interventions with schools or families
    • Knowledge of multilevel modeling
    • Fluency in Spanish is beneficial but not required

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    David J. Purpura, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Human Development and Family Studies
    Purdue University
    1202 W. State Street, Rm 231
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2055
    (email) purpura@purdue.edu
    (phone) 617-283-1266

    11/7: Postdoctoral Position at Georgetown

    The Laboratory for Relational Cognition at Georgetown, directed by Dr. Adam Green, is seeking 1 to 2 postdoctoral scientists for NSF-funded projects applying cognitive neuroscience methods at the intersection of creativity and education.

    For more information on the lab, see our website. For more information about the position(s), please see the attached description. With any questions, please contact Griffin Colaizzi at cnglab@georgetown.edu.

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    11/5: Science of Intelligence Jobs – Early notice

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    Science of Intelligence (SCIoI)
    Cluster of Excellence   


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    *Early notice*
       
    6 PhD and 5 Postdoc positions
       
    Full call expected in November 2019.
       
    Stay tuned for more information on application deadline and application procedure!
        
    Cross-disciplinary research in artificial intelligence, machine learning, control, robotics, computer vision, behavioral biology, cognitive science, psychology, educational science, neuroscience, and philosophy.
       
    Starting dates: Summer / Fall 2020
    Duration: 3 years
    Salary level: TV-L 13, 100%

    What are the principles of intelligence, shared by all forms of intelligence, no matter whether artificial or biological, whether robot, computer program, human, or animal? And how can we apply these principles to create intelligent technology? Answering these questions – in an ethically responsible way – is the central scientific objective of the new Cluster of Excellence Science of Intelligence.

    Researchers from a multitude of analytic and synthetic disciplines – artificial intelligence, machine learning, control, robotics, computer vision, behavioral biology, cognitive science, psychology, educational science, neuroscience, and philosophy – join forces to create a multi-disciplinary research program across universities and research institutes in Berlin.
       
    Our approach is driven by the insight, that any method, concept, and theory must demonstrate its merits by contributing to the intelligent behavior of a synthetic artifact, such as a robot or a computer program. These artifacts represent the shared “language” across disciplines, enabling the validation, combination, transfer, and extension of research results. Thus we expect to attain cohesion among disciplines, which currently produce their own theories and empirical findings about aspects of intelligence.

    Interdisciplinary research projects have been defined which combine analytic and synthetic research and which address key aspects of individual, social, and collective intelligence.
       
    In addition, the Science of Intelligence graduate program promotes the cross-disciplinary education of young scientists on a Master, PhD, and postdoctoral level. All PhD students associated with the cluster are expected to join the Science of Intelligence doctoral program.    
        —
    Zarifa Mohamad
    Graduate Program
    Science of Intelligence (SCIoI)
    Technische Universitaet Berlin
    Marchstraße 23
    10587 Berlin, Germany
    tel.: +49 30 314-22673
    email: zarifa.mohamad@scioi.org

    11/2: Postdoc Position @NYU

    We are looking to hire a postdoc to co-develop,  implement, and conduct research on mindHIVE, a crowdsourcing citizen science platform for brain and behavior research. 

    The ideal candidate has experience in Educational Technology and experience working with(in) the US public school system. Candidates with experience in software development are especially encouraged to apply.
    About mindHIVE
    mindHIVE is a crowdsourcing citizen science platform for human brain and behavior research for (a) teachers and students who seek authentic research experiences, and (b) psychologists and neuroscientist who seek to address research questions outside of the lab. mindHIVE is funded through the NSF DRK-12 program.
    Team and affiliates
    Camillia Matuk (NYU Steinhardt), Suzanne Dikker (NYU Psychology), Ido Davidesco (NYU Steinhardt), Yury Shevchenko (University of Konstanz), Kim Burgas (UX designer), Robb Rutledge (Yale), and others.
    Ido Davidesco, Ph.D.
    Research Assistant Professor
    Department of Teaching and Learning & Department of Psychology
    New York University

    10/31: Children and Screens Project Coordinator Job Posting

    Hello, 

    I am excited to share that Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development (www.childrenandscreens.com) is seeking a Project Coordinator.

    Six years ago, I founded Children and Screens, an international independent research organization to advance and support interdisciplinary scientific research on the cognitive, psychological, and physical impacts of digital media on toddlers, children, and adolescents. We are based on Long Island, New York. 

    This position is open to candidates in the fields of cognitive development, psychiatry, pediatrics, neuroscience, psychology, and related fields. Detailed information about the position, requirements, and application process can be found in the attached document. 

    I would appreciate your help sharing this opening with your colleagues. 

    Best regards, 

    Pam 

    Dr. Pam Hurst-Della Pietra, D.O.
    Founder and President
    Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development
    (631)675-6023

    10/30: Postdoc with UTD’s Callier Center for Communication Disorders

    THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS CALLIER POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAM is now accepting applications for the 2020-2022 class. This is a unique opportunity to start to develop an independent line of research while collaborating with one or more of UTD's Callier Faculty members.

    As part of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, the Callier Center provides outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary research into basic and applied aspects of communication sciences and disorders, psychological sciences, and cognition and neuroscience. The Callier Center’s two locations (in Dallas adjacent to UT Southwestern Medical Center, and on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson) house advanced research laboratories that include cutting‐edge equipment to integrate areas as diverse as neuroscience, speech and language processing and production, auditory and visual perception, functional brain imaging, electrophysiology, kinematics and behavioral sciences, as well as a new interdisciplinary translational research center with state-of-the-art collaborative features. In addition to an on‐site preschool, the center houses outpatient clinics and programs that serve adults and children with a variety of speech, language and hearing disorders. Callier
     has ongoing collaborations with the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth, the UT Dallas Center for Children and Families, the UT Dallas Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and hospitals, clinics, schools and rehabilitation facilities in the North Texas area.

    Research programs at the Callier Center address the broad themes of communication development, disorders, and technologies, as well as hearing loss and prevention. Research in communication development includes studies of electrophysiological and other correlates of child language acquisition (Maguire, Dollaghan); wireless assistive technology and speech perception (Thibodeau); and bilingual child language development (Rojas). Research in communication disorders includes studies of children and adolescents with hearing loss and cochlear implants (Warner-Czyz): autism (Rollins, Stillman); neurologic deficits (Campbell, Katz, Ulatowska) and the neurological (Evans) and language-motor correlates of Specific Language Impairment and Speech Sound Disorders (Goffman). Research in hearing loss prevention is broadly based, including pre-clinical wet-lab research to understand effects of noise on hearing and processing of signals in noise, assessment of drugs that prevent hearing loss and tinn
     itus, and investigations into novel apps and outreach strategies for adolescents and young adults (Le Prell, Lobarinas). Other studies focus on cognitive neuroscience of semantic memory (Hart); and novel approaches to enhance cognitive capacity across the lifespan (Chapman). For more information visit our website at calliercenter.utdallas.edu/research/callier-postdoctoral-program.

    The Callier Postdoctoral Fellow will receive two years of full‐time support to develop a program of independent research in a field related to communication sciences and disorders, including psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience in collaboration with one or more of the Callier Center faculty. The Fellow will be appointed as a UT Dallas Faculty‐Research Scientist in Fall of 2020 with an 11-month salary of approximately $48,000, a comprehensive benefits package, and financial support for travel and research supplies.

    The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in a relevant field and a record of scholarly productivity appropriate to his or her history. Preference will be given to applicants whose research will use the Callier Center’s unique resources to extend its research portfolio.

    Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page cover letter that specifies the applicant’s research plan and a potential mentor, up to three scholarly publications, and three letters of recommendation to: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fjobs.utdallas.edu%2Fpostings%2F13081&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cletitia.naigles%40uconn.edu%7C5a6cb53856664517601d08d75d56387b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637080497207263511&amp;sdata=nF1J0ooGxgUq4oIazZbJ5hck8K0cFYNkm3MaxIh1X44%3D&amp;reserved=0. For more information, please contact Mandy Maguire, PhD at mandy.maguire@utdallas.edu or go to calliercenter.utdallas.edu/research/callier-postdoctoral-program. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

    The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

     

    10/30: Postdoc Position in Developmental Psychology at the University of Oslo

    4-year post-doc opportunity in Developmental Psychology at the University of Oslo, on a topic of your choice (how about language acquisition??)! 

    Feel free to contact me to discuss some potential research projects.
    Deadline (with a 5-page project description): December 10th.
    More information on: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/177249/postdoctoral-fellowship-in-developmental-psychology
    best,
    Julien Mayor

     

    10/29: Postdoc Position at US Coast Guard RDC in New London, CT

    Good Morning USCG RDC Academic Partners,

     

    I realize that none of you are research psychologists but you may know someone, or have friends who know someone that may be interested in joining our staff at the USCG RDC.

    The below position is now open and posted on USAJOBS:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/549607200

    Research Psychologist, GS/0180/13

    This announcement will close on 11/4/2019

    Would appreciate any efforts to get the word out. Have a perfect weekend!

     

    V/R

    Joe

    Dr Joe DiRenzo III

    Director of Research Partnerships/Public Affairs Officer

    U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center

    (860) 271-2738 I  Joseph.DiRenzo@uscg.mil

    10/28: CCHD Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment at UNC-Chapel Hill

    The Carolina Consortium of Human Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting one new postdoctoral fellow.  Applications are currently being accepted and will be reviewed starting November 11th until the position is filled. Please see attached information and our website for more details and information about the application process: http://cchd.web.unc.edu/cchd-postdoctoral-training-program.  For questions, please contact Cathi Propper at propper@unc.edu.

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    Lynne Baker-Ward, Ph. D.
    Professor of Psychology
    Associate Editor, Developmental Psychology
    Office: 728 Poe    Telephone: (919) 515-1731
    2310 Stinson Drive
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC  27695-7650

    10/22: Postdoctoral Training Program at the Yale Child Study Center

    Research Training Program in Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders at the Yale Child Study Center

    Our postdoctoral training program seeks to support the development of the next generation of translational researchers, who are committed to discovering disease-related genes, key environmental factors, biomarkers, and to developing novel treatments and preventive interventions in developmental neuroscience and psychiatry. We train scientists from both basic and the clinical sciences for independent careers as field leading investigators. A major focus of the training is to promote dialogue across disciplines and emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary teams. Trainees are typically funded for two years and are required to commit at least 90% of their time to research.

     During the fellowship, mentees train under internationally recognized principal investigators. It includes didactic work, participation in ongoing funded projects, and independent research. A central characteristic of the Program is its diversity and openness to all kinds of developmental scientists (we encourage applications from PhD or MD candidates from any area of specialty with relevance to Developmental Science and/or Developmental Psychopathology). Participating faculty are leading experts in typical development, psychopathology, cognitive neuroscience, neurobiology, genetics and public health.  We draw mentors from multiple departments at Yale including neurobiology, psychology, genetics, pediatrics, neurology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, and the uniquely multidisciplinary Child Study Center.

     New appointments typically being July 1 of each year. Applicants must be US citizens or hold a permanent U.S. Resident Visa (“Green Card”). Applicants must have their PhD or MD by July 1 for the start year to be considered for this training program.

     How to Apply:

    Applications are due by December 1st for a July 1st start date, the following year.

    Applications must include:

    1) Statement of research interests and career goals (two pages total); 2) Curriculum Vita; 3) three letters of reference; 4) 1-3 writing samples, preferably from a peer reviewed manuscript (published or in press).

     Send Application materials electronically to Michael Crowley (michael.crowley@yale.edu) with the subject line: T32 Application

    Letter writers should send materials electronically to michael.crowley@yale.edu, with the subject line: T32 Reference

    https://medicine.yale.edu/childstudy/education/advanced/research/t32/

    10/17: Head of Research at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (part-time position)

    The Bay Area Discovery Museum has a unique opportunity for a head of research to oversee their research agenda and guide program and curriculum development at the museum. The position summary is below and you can learn more about the position and apply at:
    POSITION SUMMARY
    The Bay Area Discovery Museum seeks a Head of Research to oversee its research agenda and align with our mission to transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving. This position is responsible for providing staff with the theoretical and scholarly foundation of knowledge on a range of topics including creativity development and STEM learning for young children pulling from the academic fields of psychology, education, and neuroscience.
    Reporting to the Director of STEM Learning and Innovation, the Head of Research is responsible for authoring original research publications that are gleaned from studies conducted onsite at BADM or synthesized from the most innovative, influential, and recent research for a range of audiences including parents, educators, and museum professionals. Additionally, this position cultivates research partnerships with leading academic and industry partners to establish the museum as a thought leader in early childhood development.
    BADM has gained a reputation as an institution that values research not only to improve our museum offerings, but to also give back to the field. Many educators across a variety of disciplines (libraries, museums, preschools, etc.) utilize the myriad of resources that the REI department disseminates to help make the case for early childhood education as one of the best investments that our society can make. If you are passionate about communicating
    research and putting it into the hands of adults that influence the lives of children across the country, this position provides a unique opportunity to do just that.
    This is a part-time (24 hours/week), benefits-eligible position with a schedule to be determined.
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    Helen Shwe Hadani, Ph.D. | Fellow
    Center for Universal Education | Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking
    The Brookings Institution
    530.220.0453 | hhadani@brookings.edu

    10/15: Postdoctoral Scholar Position Available at FIU

    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 Psychology are 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 9th 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 2 years with possibility of renewal (based upon performance). Review of applications will be ongoing with an initial deadline for applications by November 30, 2019 and invitations for interviews made shortly thereafter with a targeted start date in January/February 2020 (start date is negotiable). Salary will be determined according to NIH pay scale.

     Interested applications should send a cover letter, CV, research statement, two representative published research articles, and contact information for three references, with postdoc application in subject line, to Dr. Shannon Pruden, sdick@fiu.edu

     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.

    10/12: Postdoctoral Fellowships at Penn

    Penn's MindCORE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
    Penn's 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 and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, MindCORE is an interdisciplinary effort to understand human intelligence and behavior. MindCORE officially launched January 2018 with the aim to unite researchers, programs, and initiatives involving human intelligence and behavior across the University, and with roots in the success of the former Institute for Research in Cognitive Science.
     
    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.
     
    Fellows receive a competitive salary and 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.
     
    MindCORE seeks to award 2 post-doctoral Fellowships per year. Positions may start as early as July 1, 2020.
     
    Applications will be reviewed beginning January 3, 2020, continuing until positions are filled. For eligibility and details, please visit:
     
    https://mindcore.sas.upenn.edu/post-doctoral-research-fellowship/
     
    For a list of faculty members and associates affiliated with MindCORE, please see:
     
    https://mindcore.sas.upenn.edu/people/faculty-and-associates/
     
    Penn Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowships
    The Penn Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowships are competitive programs intended to increase the diversity of the academic research community at the University of Pennsylvania. The organization seeks to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experiences, research experiences and employment backgrounds will contribute significantly to its academic mission.
     
    Fellows starting in July 2020 will receive a stipend of $54,000 a year in year 1 with $2,000 increases in years 2 and 3. Additionally, the fellow will receive annual allowances for travel ($2,000) and research ($5,000), and a one-time relocation expense of up to $5,000. The University also provides a medical, vision, dental and life insurance benefits package. Consistent with the University's postdoc policy, appointments are for one year. Renewals to the second and third year of the program are made annually and will be based on satisfactory performance and mutual agreement between the fellow and the postdoc's primary mentor.
     
    Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at Penn. STEM applications are encouraged. The program is designed to provide postdocs with time to focus on research and publishing activities that will enhance their career prospects for either a faculty appointment in an academic institution or in other sectors of the economy such as industry, government or nonprofit organizations.
    Start dates will be arranged in consultation with the faculty mentor and will begin as early as July 2020.
    Applications are due November 1, 2019 at 5pm. For eligibility and details, please visit:
    https://research.upenn.edu/postdocs-and-students/postdoctoral-fellowships/
     
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    Anna Papafragou
    Professor
    Department of Linguistics
    University of Pennsylvania
    https://www.langcoglab.com

    10/10: Call for for Postdoctoral Fellows

    The Harvard University Data Science Initiative is seeking applications for its Harvard Data Science Initiative Postdoctoral Fellows Program for the 2020-2021 academic year. The duration of the Fellowship is two years. Fellows will receive a generous salary as well as an annual allocation for research and travel expenses.

    We are looking for researchers whose interests are in data science, broadly construed, and including researchers with both a methodological and applications focus. Fellows will be provided with the opportunity to pursue their research agenda in an intellectually vibrant environment with ample mentorship. We are looking for independent researchers who will seek out collaborations with other fellows and with Harvard faculty.

    The Harvard Data Science Initiative Postdoctoral Fellows Program is supported by the Harvard Data Science Initiative. The Harvard Data Science Initiative involves faculty from across the University.

    Deadline: Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on December 2nd, 2019.

    10/10: Post-doctoral fellowships at Georgia State University

    Post-doctoral fellowships are available as part of the Center for Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language & Literacy (RCALL) at Georgia State University

    RCALL is an innovative collaborative effort crossing colleges and departments. Our research is conducted by faculty and students from two colleges (Arts & Sciences and Education & Human Development) and ten departments including the departments of Applied Linguistics, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Learning Sciences, and Psychology.

    We have a distinctive interdisciplinary postdoctoral training program focused on the acquisition of language and literacy in children and adults. Our research programs address not only basic conceptual and methodological issues in the area of language and literacy acquisition, but also the design and evaluation of interventions that may help individuals overcome challenges in the acquisition of language and literacy. Fellows will work with interdisciplinary teams on one or more funded research projects.

    As part of the university’s Next Generation initiative, the two-year fellowship will provide trainees with intensive training in intervention research with special populations, analyses of existing databases using advanced statistical techniques, and in professional development, including grant writing and professional presentations and publication. We are seeking individuals who bring cutting edge skills (e.g., in adaptive technologies, virtual reality, neuroimaging, complex methods of analyses) to their own programs of research.

    Competitive two year fellowships are currently available. To apply, please submit your cv, research statement, examples of publications, and three letters of recommendation either electronically to Keneé Stephens at kstephens@gsu.edu, with the subject line “RCALL Post-Doctoral Search” or mail to Attn. Ms. Keneé Stephens, Georgia State University, Language & Literacy Initiative, P.O. Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302-5010, USA. The review of applications will continue until the positionisfilledwithreviewtostartonOctober15th. Formoreinformation,viewourwebpage:www.researchlanglit.gsu.edu or contact Program Co-Directors, Dr. Rose A. Sevcik (rsevcik@gsu.edu) or Dr. Julie Washington (jwashington@gsu.edu).

    An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

    10/4: Looking for Phd Students and Postdoc

    Looking for highly motivated Postdoc Fellow for a newly funded NIH project

    The Neuroimaging for Language, Literacy and Learning (NL3) Lab (https://www.thewanglab.com) invites applications for Ph.D. Student and Postdoc Fellow. The NL3 Lab led by Wang aims to use neuroimaging techniques to understand cognitive processes (Language, Literacy, and Learning) in the brain. We are located at the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior (CB3) of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). UNL was founded on February 15, 1869, and has been recognized by the Legislature as the primary research and doctoral degree-granting institution in the state for fields outside the health professions. CB3 (http://cb3.unl.edu) is housed within 30,000 square feet of dedicated space in Memorial Stadium, constructed in collaboration with Nebraska Athletics. CB3 is also close to the Holland Computing Center, home to the fastest supercomputing resources in the state. The facility’s centerpiece is a Siemens 3 Tesla Skyra scanner equipped with an MR-compatible 256-electrode high-density EEG system and an eye tracker. The center also features a salivary bioscience core facility, as well as several specialized laboratories, including NIRS, high-density EEG/ERP, eye tracking, psychophysiology, and genetics. There are currently 20 CB3 resident faculty and 35 additional CB3 affiliated faculty from across the UNL Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Sciences, Engineering, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Omaha campuses.

    Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

    Qualifications for Postdoc Fellow: A Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, or related field is required. The successful candidate must have expertise in fNIRS data processing and analysis techniques and have passion in advancing cutting-edge technologies and algorithms used to complex fNIRS and BCI data. Expertise in techniques of functional MRI/MRI/DWI is not required but is highly desirable. The salary is based on experience and will be highly competitive. Your appointment of duties will be 100% research activities, including collection of fNIRS and BCI data, optimization of fNIRS data collection, and creation of fNIRS data analysis pipelines. You will be able to mentor students and collaborators as you develop your expertise in fNIRS and BCI.

    How to apply: To be considered for this position, please email your most recent version of CV and one representative publication to yingying.wang@unl.edu. Please combine all required documents in one PDF file. Addition materials related to research are optional. Reference letters will be requested later in the process. If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Wang at yingying.wang@unl.edu or 402-472-0106

    As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

    We also accept PhD student. If you are interested in doing a PhD in Human Science or Biomedical Engineering, please contact Dr. Wang at yingying.wang@unl.edu or 402-472-0106.

    9/23: NICHD funded post doctorates, Baby’s First Years Study

    We are seeking one or more post-doctorate candidates to apply for postdoctoral funding to work with a principal investigator of the Baby’s First Years 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.

    If approved for funding, the position will be a 2-year appointment at one of the PI universities (Duke; Teachers College Columbia University; University of California, Irvine; University of Wisconsin-Madison). Which university the position is housed in will depend on whether the successful applicant is best matched with one of the PIs in the social and behavioral sciences (Drs. Greg Duncan, Lisa Gennetian or Katherine Magnuson) or neuroscience (Dr. Kimberly Noble).

    Once a candidate is identified, details about the position appointment and formal application with the named candidate will move forward to NICHD for review. This process can take up to a year.

    Please submit a cover letter describing your interest and fit with the job and a CV to info@babysfirstyears.com. Applications will be reviewed as received. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    BFY Study description

    The Baby’s First Years study is a pathbreaking random-assignment study of the impact of monthly unconditional cash gifts to low-income mothers of infants during the first three years of their child’s life. The aim is to understand the causal effects of poverty reduction on family life and early childhood development in order to inform policy. As of June 2019, 1,000 racially and ethnically diverse mothers have been recruited from hospitals shortly after giving birth in each of four metropolitan areas New York City, New Orleans, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Omaha, Nebraska. Forty percent of the mothers in each site were randomized to receive $333/month in cash and 60 percent receive $20/month in cash. More about the study, media coverage, and its motivation can be found here, here and here.

    Data are being collected by the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center: mothers and children will be visited in their homes at child ages 12 and 24, and then will be brought to university labs at child age 36 months. Data collection includes surveys about economic and employment, child care, and other aspects of family life, mother’s mental and physical health, and well-being; maternal and children’s hair cortisol, epigenetics, child EEG measures of brain activity, and a full battery of child cognitive and behavioral assessments at 36 months.

    This unique multi-institution, multi-site, and multi-year study is led by principal investigators Greg Duncan (University of California Irvine), Nathan Fox (University of Maryland), Lisa Gennetian (Duke University), Katherine Magnuson (Lead, social and behavioral science, University of Wisconsin Madison), Kimberly Noble (Lead, neuroscience, Teachers College, Columbia University), and Hirokazu Yoshikawa (New York University). The PIs are also collaborating with a team of neuroscientists at each site who will assist with measurement of children’s brain development at 36 months old. Finally, Sarah Halpern-Meeking (UW Madison) is also directing a longitudinal qualitative study with a random subset of families from two of the four sites.

    BFY Post docotorate Qualifications

    Qualifications

    • Within 5 years of a PhD in child development, economics, neuroscience, public policy, psychology, sociology, or related field.
    • Strong quantitative research skills
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Oral and written fluency in Spanish; fully bilingual/bicultural a plus
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Experience with experimental (randomized) study designs a plus
    • Meets NIH’s definition of a scholar from an under-represented group based on race/ethnicity, disability, or a disadvantaged background:
      • Individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis (see data at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/showpub.cfm?TopID=2&SubID=27) and the
        report
        Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering). The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. In addition, it is recognized that underrepresentation can vary from setting to setting; individuals from racial or ethnic groups that can be demonstrated convincingly to be underrepresented by the grantee institution should be encouraged to participate in this program. For more information on racial and ethnic categories and definitions, see NOT-OD-15-089.
      • Individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. See NSF data
        at
        http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd/2013/pdf/tab7-5_updated_2014_10.pdf.
      • Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as: 1) Individuals who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds. These thresholds are based on family size, published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census; adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index; and adjusted by the Secretary for use in all health professions programs. The Secretary periodically publishes these income levels at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/index.shtml. OR 2) Individuals who come from an educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that has demonstrably and directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.

    9/12: Post doctoral positions at Indiana–developing visual environments

    Post-doctoral fellow position(s) to the study of the natural visual environments of infants and young children and their implications for visual, cognitive and language development and machine learning at Indiana University.    The larger collaborative project involves analyses of the properties of a very large corpus of head camera images (500 million) collected by infants 1 to 24 months of age with respect to low, mid and higher level properties, the examination of the statistical structure of early learned visual categories (and their in-home naming by parents), the design and implementation of computational experiments using machine learning and computer vision models, as well as experiments with infants testing novel predictions from these analyses and models.  The post-doctoral fellow(s) will take part in the intellectually rich cognitive science, computational neuroscience, vision, developmental, and computer science communities at Indiana University under the Emerging Areas of Research Initiative titled Learning: Brains, Machines and Children.  Collaborators on the larger project include Linda Smith, David Crandall, Franco Pestilli, Rowan Candy, Jason Gold, and Chen Yu. 

    This is an excellent opportunity for individuals with past training in one or more of the following:  infant statistical learning, infant visual development (including face and object perception), visual neuroscience, adult vision, computer vision. Other areas of training with computational and/or experimental backgrounds will be considered.

    Please apply to Linda Smith, smith4@indiana.edu, with Visual Environments in the subject heading by sending a cover letter stating your interest in this project, your cv, and a research statement.  References will be requested after initial contact.

    The filling of these position(s) are open in their timing; although we hope to appoint one position this fall, January or this spring are also possible start dates. 

    Linda B. Smith
    Distinguished Professor
    Psychological and Brain Sciences
    1101 East 10th Street
    Indiana University
    Bloomington IN 47405

    7/2: Postdoc position General/Neuro-cognitive Psychology, Halle, Germany

    Postdoc position (Job Ref. No.  4-6377/19-H)
       
    In the group of Torsten Schubert, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Psychology, a position has been advertised for a TV-L 13 salary of a post-doc or at least near to finishing PhD researcher for a time period of up to 3 years (current funding till 30 September 2020, with prolongation).

    We are looking for a person:

    •  with a finished or nearly to finished PhD in psychology or other areas such as biology, informatics, etc.
    • who has good knowledge in the fields of general and neuro-cognitive psychology and is interested in neuro-scientific research; knowledge and skills in neurophysiological methods like EEG, eye tracking, tDCS will be advantageous but not required
    • who has experience with the teaching of General Psychology B.Sc. and M.Sc. levels (perception, attention, memory, motivation)

     Tasks:

    • Teaching duties with a load of 4 hours per week in General Psychology and Neuro-cognitive Psychology (B.Sc. and M.Sc.
          levels)
    • Research related to the work of the research group, which is aimed at understanding mechanisms of action and cognitive control, the impact of training, age, motivational state and other modulating factors on cognition and neural mechanisms

    If you are interested, please send your application till 12 July 2019 (but applications will be accepted until the position is filled) to Prof. Dr. Torsten Schubert, Institut für Psychologie der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Emil-Abderhalden-Str. 26-27, 06108 Halle (Saale), Germany, or by email to: torsten.schubert@psych.uni-halle.de; for questions, please call T. Schubert: +49 345 55-24350.

    2/7: Postdoctoral Position in Computational Modeling of Language at the University of Maryland

    We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in computational modeling of language at the University of Maryland, co-advised by Naomi Feldman and Jan Edwards. The starting date is flexible, but would ideally be in summer 2019. The postdoc will be part of an NIH-funded project, in collaboration with Pat Shafto at Rutgers University-Newark, that uses models of pedagogical reasoning to predict which language interventions will be most effective for helping children with Developmental Language Disorder learn grammatical morphemes. Experience with probabilistic models of language acquisition and interests in morphological processing and/or language disorders would be helpful, but anyone who is interested in the position is encouraged to apply.
     
    The University of Maryland is home to an extensive interconnected network of over 200 language scientists that spans 22 different departments and centers (http://languagescience.umd.edu <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/ url=http%3A%2F%2Flanguagescience.umd.edu&data=02%7C01%7Cpatrick.shafto%40rutgers.edu%7C399fc28919454539106a08d6872501ba%7Cb92d2b234d35447093ff69aca6632ffe%7C1%7C0%7C636844990361316338&sdata=dCcTrhVaddV28%2B1ENx2OtpGDPerMHD%2B6kZnBQVkDEls%3D&reserved=0>).
    The person hired for this position will have opportunities to interact regularly with colleagues from linguistics, hearing and speech, computer science, and other units on campus, and will be a member of the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Lab (http://clip.umiacs.umd.edu <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fclip.umiacs.umd.edu&data=02%7C01%7Cpatrick.shafto%40rutgers.edu%7C399fc28919454539106a08d6872501ba%7Cb92d2b234d35447093ff69aca6632ffe%7C1%7C0%7C636844990361316338&sdata=6vLoaiiviIQrxlySBzXWvTP%2BS8FQfKrKJTK3nIGB%2FwU%3D&reserved=0>).
    The PIs are committed to supporting the success of trainees who belong to groups that are underrepresented in academia and in computing.
     
    To apply, please send a CV, research statement, writing sample, and contact information for three references to nhf@umd.edu (letters are not needed as part of the initial application). Review of applications will begin February 22 and will continue until the position is filled.

    12/12: Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Eastern Illinois University

    Eastern Illinois University, Department of Psychology Position Announcement, Assistant Professor (2)

    The Psychology Department at Eastern Illinois University has openings for two full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty positions in (1) cognitive neuroscience and (2) biopsychology or behavioral neuroscience. Duties include teaching undergraduate courses in psychology (in areas of expertise, as well as areas of general need), maintaining an active research program, and participating in service to the department and university. Individuals should also demonstrate commitment to diversity an experience with promoting inclusive excellence. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2019. Individuals applying for the first position should hold a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience or a closely related area. Individuals applying for the second position should hold a Ph.D. in biopsychology, behavioral neuroscience, or closely related area. Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) at the time of appointment. Other requirements include demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence at the college/university level and a commitment to research and scholarly activity. To apply, please submit the following: letter of application, vita, three confidential letters of reference, and available reprints. For position 1 (cognitive neuroscience), send application materials via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/54761. For position 2 (biopsychology/behavioral neuroscience), send application materials via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/54784. Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. For questions regarding this search, please contact Jeffrey Stowell, Screening Committee Chair, at jrstowell@eiu.edu. The Department of Psychology serves over 400 undergraduate and graduate students, having undergraduate programs in psychology (BA) and neuroscience (BS), as well as graduate programs in clinical psychology (MA) and school psychology (MA, SSP). The Department also has an undergraduate honors program, and serves approximately 200 minors in psychology and neuroscience. Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran – committed to achieving a diverse community.

    11/28: Postdoc in Language Acquisition at Leibniz-Center General Linguistics, Berlin

    The Leibniz-Center General Linguistics (ZAS, www.leibniz-zas.de<http://www.leibniz-zas.de>) is accepting applications for a full-time post-doctoral research position in Research Area 2 “Language Development and Multilingualism” (Head Natalia Gagarina). The position is to be filled starting in January 2019 until December 31st, 2020. The salary is according to E13 of the German TVOeD pay-scale. Limited financial support for conference travel, experimental work and/or linguistic fieldwork is available.
    The Leibniz-Center for General Linguistics is an independent research institute in Berlin, Germany; it is part of the Leibniz Association (https://www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de/en/home/). It offers on-site experimental facilities for acoustic phonetics, motion capture, and eye-tracking.
    The successful candidate will have a background in general linguistics research as well as experience in carrying out eye-tracking experiments with children (and adults). The main themes of the Research Area 2 „Language Development and Multilingualism“ contain, but are not restricted to:
    - Acquisition of dual languages in bilingual children with L2 German
    - Heritage languages
    - Comprehension and production of coherent texts
    - Environmental and cognitive factors in multilingual acquisition

    The duties of the position are primarily research-oriented, with some administrative tasks. A certain time contingent can be allotted to the acquisition of external funding. In addition, the position comes with a teaching requirement of one class (90 min. per week) for 2 terms, to be held at any university in the Berlin area.
    Successful applicants must have defended their PhD by the time of the appointment. Successful applicants are expected to have a strong background in experimental linguistics, language acquisition research and proven research experience with an active research agenda. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose research integrates well with, or complements, the existing strengths of the ZAS and its core research programs (http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/index.php?id=41&L=1).

    Applications must be submitted via electronic mail, as one PDF attachment, containing 1) a letter of intent specifying in detail research experience and plans; 2) curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications; and 3) the names and email addresses of at least two scholars to be contacted for letters of recommendation. Please provide additionally electronic copies of up to three representative publications.

    Application Deadline: 10-Dec-2018 (Open until filled)
    Email Address for Applications: gagarina@leibniz-zas.de<mailto:gagarina@leibniz-zas.de>

    11/28: Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning and Language

    We are seeking applicants for apostdoctoral position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience to work in the lab of Dr. Christopher Conway at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. The postdoc will help develop and implement research focusing on the cognitive and neural underpinnings of language learning abilities in adults, typically developing children, and children with a language or communication disorder. The postdoc will be expected to contribute to the overall design, implementation, analysis, and presentation/publication(s) of this research, under supervision of Dr. Conway, with opportunities available to initiate additional projects and collaborations as appropriate.

    The successful candidate will have expertise or experience with event-related potential (ERP) or related neuroimaging techniques – ideally with pediatric populations -- as well as experience and/or interest in one or more of the following areas: learning & memory; language/cognitive development; deafness or hearing loss; language & communication disorders. A Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related field is required by the starting date of employment. Postdoctoral research fellows work under the same general guidelines and receive the same compensation as NIH-funded postdoctoral trainees.

    The anticipated start of this position is Spring 2019, with the specific start date negotiable. Please contact Dr. Conway at christopher.conway@boystown.org for more information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.