Call for IBACS Graduate Fellowship Applications

The Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CT IBACS) is inviting applications to its Graduate Fellowship Program.

These summer fellowships are intended for graduate students working on topics with relevance (broadly construed) to the Brain and Cognitive Sciences. IBACS Graduate Fellows attend a short grant-writing workshop at the start of the summer period, and will be expected to submit an application to the NSF GRFP, NRSA (pre- or post-doctoral fellowship), or equivalent, in the Fall.

Deadline for receipt of applications is December 13, 2019.

Graduate students who are not US citizens are eligible to apply, and are expected to work with their advisor to develop an external research proposal if they are not eligible for graduate fellowships. Students who were fellows in 2019 may apply if they submitted the external grant proposal they developed last year and it was not funded, with the expectation that they will revise their previous grant or develop a new one.

Please refer to the full details here.

Postdoc RA 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

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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

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

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.

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.    
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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

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

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

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&data=02%7C01%7Cletitia.naigles%40uconn.edu%7C5a6cb53856664517601d08d75d56387b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637080497207263511&sdata=nF1J0ooGxgUq4oIazZbJ5hck8K0cFYNkm3MaxIh1X44%3D&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.

Post-doc 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

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

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.

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