Postdoctoral Position in Developmental/Cognitive Psychology
We have two new vacancies at the Baby & Child Research Center, Nijmegen (NL). Please follow the links to learn more about these positions.
Public Outreach Coordinator and Lab manager
Dr. Marlene Meyer | Donders Institute | Baby & Child Research Center | Radboud University Nijmegen | Montessorilaan 3, 6525 HR Nijmegen, The Netherlands| www.babyandchild.nl
Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham and Lori Holt are seeking a creative, energetic postdoctoral auditory cognitive (neuro)scientist to join their collaborative research team.
We encourage you to apply to the Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (DPFP) through the CarnegieMellon University Neuroscience Institute. The goal of this program is to provide support for exceptional early career scholars who will help develop neuroscience research at CMU, especially research that spans across research laboratories in different departments and even colleges, serving as a form of seed funding for new projects and collaborations.
Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $55,000 (plus benefits) and a research/travel fund of up to $5000 per year. The program is intended to bring in new scholars to the CMU community; researchers who are already in CMU laboratories are not eligible to apply. Up to two fellowships (renewable annually, typically for two years) will be awarded per year, depending on the applicant pool and available funding. Fellows will be encouraged to apply for additional independent funding to continue their work (as applicable), and will have access to administrative support as well as mentoring when developing proposals.
The position will involve many opportunities for professional development and cross-lab training. If selected for the DPFP, the fellow would join a growing and highly interactive Pittsburgh Cognitive Auditory Neuroscience (PCAN) collective committed to understanding human auditory behavior and is psychological and biological bases. Carnegie Mellon University’s strengths are complemented by those of the immediately adjacent University of Pittsburgh. Together, the two institutions boast research strengths in human, nonhuman animal, and clinical approaches to understanding auditory behavior. The successful candidate will be welcomed into a thriving, interdisciplinary intellectual community. Researchers in this highly supportive environment seek to span disciplines and employ multiple methodologies in their research. Facilities include a state-of-the-art MRI facility, EEG, NIRS, and MEG systems, and large-scale, high-performance computing clusters situated in a highly collaborative environment.
We are looking for fellows who demonstrate:
- a creative, interdisciplinary approach to solving modern problems in neuroscience
- an ability to develop new methods to study brain, behavior, and how they are related
- the promise of seeding or promoting sustainable
- collaborative links between NI faculty research programs
- the potential for proposed research to lead to competitive external funding
- a commitment to promoting diverse, ideas, perspectives, and voices in our research community
Carnegie Mellon’s Neuroscience Institute brings together researchers from across the University to conduct multi- disciplinary work to advance the state of brain science. The Neuroscience Institute comprises faculty from five of CMU’s seven schools and colleges, harnessing the university’s core strengths in cognitive science, computation, data science, biology, and engineering.
For more information, https://www.cmu.edu/ni/ni-fellows.html
Postdoctoral Scholar Position at University of Delaware
Work with Dr. Teya Rutherford on an NSF-funded project on children’s in-the-moment motivation/emotion.
Context of the Job: The postdoctoral scholar will be based in the School of Education at the University of Delaware, but will also work with researchers at North Carolina State University. The project leverages learning analytics and experience sampling methods to understand how student motivation and affect associate with choices in a learning platform, and to design and test nudges toward choices that result in greater learning and progress.
Responsibilities: Project management; interfacing with school districts, schools, teachers, and software developer; data cleaning and organization; field visits and observations; supervising graduate student or undergraduate researchers; data analysis; writing manuscripts and preparing presentations.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences, Informatics, Computer Science, or a related field.
Background knowledge desired: Educational psychology or learning sciences theories, especially relating to motivation; educational technology implementation and classroom integration; mathematics education. Strong data analysis skills, educational data mining or learning analytics preferred; experience in R and/or Stata; primary data collection; secondary data analysis; supervision; organization; academic writing and presenting.
Applications close: Open until filled
Start date: Spring or Summer 2020
Search committee: Teomara (Teya) Rutherford, Nancy Jordan, Roberta Golinkoff
Contact: Contact Dr. Teya Rutherford, email@example.com for more information
Job posting and application link: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcareers.udel.edu%2Fcw%2Fen-us%2Fjob%2F494702%2Fpost-doctoral-researcher-school-of-education&data=02%7C01%7Cletitia.naigles%40uconn.edu%7C6d67a3a8a2cf4ed84f2508d7a1e08589%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637155857997541083&sdata=9plKNYEezY8oBrs6T%2B3ukvV%2F%2BKM8qZTTGhPq8D2gPrE%3D&reserved=0
Nancy C. Jordan
Dean Family Endowed Chair of Education & Professor
The Cognitive and Language Development Laboratory at Concordia University (https://www.cldlab.com) anticipates an opening in Fall 2020 or Winter 2021 for a postdoctoral fellow to collaborate on research projects on the development of selective trust, theory of mind , bilingualism, and child-robot interactions in infancy and early childhood, with funding from SSHRC and NSERC. The depth of theory of mind in infancy is currently examined with conceptual replications of various paradigms, including violation of expectation, anticipatory looking, interactive, etc. Research paradigms used in the lab include habituation, eye tracking, pupillometry, interactive lab-based tasks and parental reports. International collaborations with teams from US, Switzerland, Japan and Germany are ongoing.
The Postdoctoral Fellow must start his/her appointment by March 1, 2021.
Please follow this link to learn more. https://www.concordia.ca/sgs/postdoctoral-fellows/funding/horizon/descriptions/8007.html
If you have any questions, please email Dr. Diane Poulin-Dubois at firstname.lastname@example.org
Post-doctoral Fellowship. The Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab announces a new postdoctoral fellow position to develop and carry out studies using behavioral, cognitive neuroscience, and genetics methods to study the relationship between prosody, rhythm, and reading skills. The Lab is a highly interdisciplinary environment that engages trainees from a wide range of Vanderbilt degree programs and maintains collaborations with a vast network of researchers; this particular position will also involve collaborative work and training at the MTSU site. You can read more about our related genetics-focused projects in the lab here: https://www.vumc.org/music-cognition-lab/new-genetics-projects and about the postdoc training resources here: https://www.vumc.org/music-cognition-lab/new-several-open-postdoctoral-positions. This position requires prior experience working with high-dimensional data, and excellent organizational skills. Initial appointments will be made for one year, with potential to renew for up to 3 years.
Candidates should send a CV, cover letter, names of 3 references, and publication reprints to Dr. Reyna Gordon email@example.com. Please indicate your last name + “postdoc application NSF rhythm-reading project” in the email subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until filled, with a preference to finalize hiring by February 2020.
A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in Dr. Rachel Marsh’s Cognitive Development and Neuroimaging Lab at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute. The position will focus on MRI studies of cognitive control and regulatory deficits in children being treated for OCD and in healthy mother-child dyads, a study in collaboration with Dr. Catherine Monk. The fellow will work closely with Dr. Marsh and Dr. David Pagliaccio.
David Pagliaccio, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology (in Psychiatry)
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Child Narratives Lab, PI: Klemfuss
Department of Psychological Science
University of California, Irvine
The Child Narratives Lab in the Department of Psychological Science at UC Irvine, is currently recruiting a full time postdoctoral scholar. Under the direction and supervision of the faculty director, this position entails data management and analysis, grant and manuscript writing, in addition to other managerial and coordination tasks as needed. Publication opportunities will be available as well as opportunities for conducting independent research within the lab. The ideal candidate will demonstrate independence in analyzing research data and preparing written manuscripts. They will conduct themselves professionally with all members of the lab and when representing the lab, will have exceptional writing and analytic skills, and will complete tasks in a timely and thorough manner.
Research in the Child Narratives Lab focuses on how social context and individual differences influence children’s reports about past events. More specifically, we address questions about how the conditions under which children experience events and the conditions in which they are asked to remember those events influence what and how they recall. Much of this research focuses on developing and refining methods for helping adults (e.g. forensic interviewers, clinicians, parents) elicit accurate and complete information from children about their past experiences in a supportive way. For more information about the lab and its ongoing projects, see our lab website: Child Narratives Lab http://childnarrativeslab.weebly.com/
Proposed academic title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Area of academic emphasis: Developmental and Legal Psychology
Minimum basic qualifications:
-Ph.D. or equivalent granted in Psychology or related field by the start of the appointment.
-Training and experience collecting data with children aged 3-12 years
-Proficiency with SPSS (or other statistical software package(s), Word, Excel, Powerpoint
-Experience with protecting confidential data
-Record of successful academic writing
-Training and experience in statistical analysis of behavioral data
-Experience with coding written narratives for linguistic content and successfully attaining and calculating inter-rater reliability
-Experience conducting independent research with children and families
-Record of peer-reviewed publication
-Record of attaining academic funding
-Experience managing a large research team
-Fluent in Spanish
This position requires a minimum commitment of 40 hours/week for one year with the possibility of reappointment.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and arrange for two letters of reference all to be submitted through the AP Recruit system at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05896. Letters of reference should be confidential and submitted directly from the recommender. Any questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Klemfuss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
POST DOCTORAL FELLOW
Child Development Lab
University of Maryland
The Child Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park, (http://www.cdl.umd.edu) is searching for a postdoctoral fellow to work on ongoing research related to temperament and the development of psychopathology. The position is to begin Spring or Summer of 2020. This position is for up to two years, with the possibility of an extension depending on grant funding.
The postdoc will work on existing and new studies investigating behavioral and electrophysiological correlates of cognitive control in relation to temperament among young children, including the contribution of individual level factors such as attention and executive functions to the continuity or discontinuity in temperament over time. The lab draws on multiple methods of inquiry including behavioral responses, questionnaires, and electrophysiology. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing EEG and ERP data from high density EGI systems, and writing scientific papers and presentations. Other duties will include working with research assistants and graduate and undergraduate students.
Position qualifications include a PhD in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field; experience with EGI high density systems for ERP and EEG acquisition and analysis; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment on multiple tasks and projects and to share one’s expertise with and train others. Experience with software programs (MATLAB, EEGLAB or other relevant programs), programming tasks (E-prime, Presentation), and statistical analysis (SPSS, R) is highly desired. Excellent scientific writing skills are also desired.
Please address questions or send a letter of research interests, a CV, and contact information for three references to Nathan Fox (email@example.com) and Jamie Listokin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.