Job Opportunities

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

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

4/9: Rutgers Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Position

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

Postdoctoral position – Lab for the Developing Mind at NYU

The Lab for the Developing Mind (, PI: Moira Dillon) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Associate to begin anytime between June 2021 and June 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Anyone interested in the position but not completing their doctoral degree until 2022 should reach out directly (to to express their interest prior to applying.

Areas of investigation in the lab include early emerging knowledge domains, symbolic and abstract thought and reasoning, pictorial and mental imagery, mathematical cognition, and spatial cognition. The lab uses behavioral and computational approaches and tests participants ranging in age from infants through adults. The Department of Psychology at New York University offers a rich intellectual community in the developmental and cognitive sciences.

This position is expected to focus on children’s production and interpretation of pictorial and linguistic symbols referring to places, objects, and people. The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to design and conduct studies with infants, children, and adults both remotely and in-person (when in-person testing resumes). This position is ideal for any researcher interested in how the foundations of human knowledge support human cultural flourishing.

Interested candidates should include a cover letter, CV, representative first-author publication, and contact information for three references. The application is available at:

3/29:FSU/FCRR postdoc

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


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


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


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

3/25: Columbia University Postdoctoral Fellowships

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

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

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

Research Postdoctoral fellowship at the ASD & Developmental Science Lab

(PI: Kim), Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB)
at Weill Cornell Medicine


Weill Cornell Medicine is seeking candidates for a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship beginning July, 2021 and based at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB). CADB is a state-of-the art clinical and research program and a collaborative program of NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and in partnership with NEXT for Autism.  CADB is located on the campus of New York-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center in White Plains, New York. The Center provides comprehensive assessment and clinical services for hundreds of patients annually.


The Research Postdoctoral Fellow will work under the supervision and mentorship of Dr. So Hyun “Sophy” Kim, to support projects funded by NIH and Simons Foundation examining early behavioral features and trajectories of with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a study examining executive function and school readiness in children with ASD at CADB’s ASD & Developmental Science Lab (PI: Kim). Responsibilities will include data collection (e.g., conducting developmental and diagnostic assessments for children with ASD, delivering evidence-based interventions), preparation of manuscripts and grant applications, and training research assistants. The Fellow will also have opportunities for clinical training to get licensed under the supervision of licensed clinicians.


The ideal candidate will be interested in pursuing an academic career as a clinical researcher or a clinician in an academic medicine setting. To support career development in research, the Fellow will also receive protected research time and grant-writing mentorship. The Fellow will be encouraged to accrue clinical hours for their New York State Psychology license by delivering interventions (e.g., naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions in preschool classroom setting) and/or diagnostic and developmental assessments.


Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology or other related disciplines (e.g., developmental psychology). Applicants who are completing the APA accredited internship and are eligible for a New York State limited permit or license are preferred.


The stipend is competitive with health benefits and vacation. Position will start sometime in July-September, 2021. Interested applicants should email a CV and statement of interest to Dr. Sophy Kim at Application deadline: April 2nd, 2021.

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

Dear colleagues,


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

3/17: Seeking UNC – CIDD T32 Postdoctoral Researcher

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

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

For more information, see the attached advertisement or webpage:

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