Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral position at New York University


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 and 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.



·       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:

·       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:, and direct any questions about the position to

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

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at 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.


·         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:

Further information about the Evolution, Ontogeny, and Variation of Learning Lab can be found at Please direct inquiries to


Cristine H. Legare

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

The University of Texas at Austin




Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford GSE

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

Griffin Colaizzi 

Lab Manager
Lab for Relational Cognition
Georgetown University Psychology Department

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!

Two-year postdoc fellowship in psychology and experimental philosophy


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.


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).


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.


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 and 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)


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


Ori Friedman


Department of Psychology

University of Waterloo, Canada



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

Stellenantritt / This position opens on

01.12.2019 (negotiable)

Auskunft erteilt / More information

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. med. G. Natalucci:

Bewerbungen / Application

Please send your application as one single PDF file to (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


Postdoctoral 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 J. Marshall, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Department of Psychology

Temple University

1701 N. 13th St

Philadelphia, PA 19122

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

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

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.


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 ( 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.

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


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
(phone) 617-283-1266