Postdoctoral Position – Wesleyan University

Postdoctoral Position in Developmental/Cognitive Psychology

Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT, USA
A 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship is available in the Cognitive Development Labs at Wesleyan University (PIs: Dr. Anna Shusterman and Dr. Hilary Barth). We seek an outstanding scientist with expertise in mathematical cognition and development. Particular areas of interest include but are not limited to: early acquisition of number language and concepts in toddlers and preschoolers, translation of research to applied settings, development of spatial cognition, the role of numerical cognition in decisions. The postdoctoral fellow will work collaboratively with both labs and will receive support in the development of an independent research program. The position includes teaching one undergraduate seminar per year in an area of the fellow’s interest and mentoring exceptional undergraduates involved in research. Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, or a related field; experience working with children in an experimental research setting; strong organizational, time management, and oral/written communication skills; strong statistical and data analytic skills. Wesleyan is a selective liberal arts institution with faculty engaged in well-funded and cutting-edge research. Wesleyan University is located in Middletown, CT and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women, and historically underrepresented minority groups. To apply, please visit The position is expected to begin on or after July 1, 2020. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applications received by March 1, 2020 will be given full consideration.
Hilary Barth, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT 06459-0408
Phone: (860) 685-2468
Faculty page:
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Postdoc & lab manager positions at BRC

Dear all,

We have two new vacancies at the Baby & Child Research Center, Nijmegen (NL). Please follow the links to learn more about these positions.

Postdoc position: Baby research at the intersection of science and practice

Public Outreach Coordinator and Lab manager

Kind regards,

Marlene Meyer

Dr. Marlene Meyer | Donders Institute | Baby & Child Research Center | Radboud University Nijmegen | Montessorilaan 3,  6525 HR Nijmegen, The Netherlands|

Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship – Carnegie Mellon University

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,

Post doc in learning sciences at UD

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, for more information

Job posting and application link:

Nancy C. Jordan
Dean Family Endowed Chair of Education & Professor

Postdoctoral position at Concordia University

The Cognitive and Language Development Laboratory at Concordia University ( 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.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Diane Poulin-Dubois at

Postdoc at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt-based position:

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: and about the postdoc training resources here: 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 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.

NIMH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship – Columbia University


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.

Please see the attached announcement for more details.
Thank you

David Pagliaccio, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology (in Psychiatry)

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

NIHM T32 Postdoctoral Training – Deadline March 1

Postdoc Scholar at UC Irvine

Postdoctoral Scholar
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

Position Details:

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

Desired qualifications:
-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 Letters of reference should be confidential and submitted directly from the recommender. Any questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Klemfuss at

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.

Postdoc Fellow – Child Development Lab at the University of Maryland