Applications are invited for a fully funded post-doctoral research fellow position in the lab under the direction of Dr. Setoh Peipei (Nanyang Technological University, Psychology Program). Our research focuses on social cognitive development in infants and young children. The current research area of focus is on Singaporean children and adults’ intelligence stereotypes of different gender and racial groups. Information about the lab’s research is available at https://blogs.ntu.edu.sg/babylab
The research fellow will be expected to participate at all levels of the projects. The responsibilities include:
· Conducting studies with children and adults in the laboratory, as well as offsite (e.g., schools, afterschool care, libraries, science centre in Singapore)
· Recruiting, training and supervising undergraduate research assistants and graduate students
· Performing various research duties (e.g., stimuli design and creation, managing the lab’s IRB protocol, database management, data processing)
· Academic activities (manuscript preparation, presentation of findings in national and international conferences, grant writing)
· Working with local partners (e.g., schools, afterschool care, science centre) to recruit participants and organize offsite data collection
· Providing general support to researchers in the lab
· Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, Education, or a related field
· Experience working with young children in research/school settings
· Research experience in early cognitive development/ stereotypes/ education pedagogies
· Proficiency with Stata, and/or R
· Ability to work independently, keen attention to detail
· Strong organizational, managerial, and problem-solving skills
· Candidate should be willing to make a 2-3-year commitment
· Experience with eye-tracking
· Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants
About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and Graduate colleges. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.
Young and research-intensive, NTU is the fastest-rising university in the world’s Top 50 and ranked 11th globally. NTU is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The University’s main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and it has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) building projects, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s healthcare district.
For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg.
If you are interested, please email email@example.com with the following documents:
· A cover letter describing your research experience, relevant skills, and career goals
· A current curriculum vitae with complete list of publications
Please arrange for three referees to submit a confidential report on academic standing and research directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email please state Research Fellowship Application. For best consideration, please apply by 1st October 2020. Early January 2021 start date preferred. A two-year commitment is also preferred.
I will be happy to discuss further by email or via zoom.
Peipei Setoh, PhD
Psychology Program, Nanyang Technological University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Boston University Child Cognition Lab
The Boston University Child Cognition Lab, directed by Deb Kelemen, has an opening for a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow funded by the National Science Foundation Award “Evolving Minds: Promoting Causal-Explanatory Teaching and Learning of Biological Evolution in Elementary School.” This inter-disciplinary project explores children’s learning of counterintuitive concepts in context of a novel guided inquiry life science curriculum. Applicants should have particular interest in children’s and adults’ knowledge acquisition (especially biological knowledge), inquiry learning, development of scientific and religious cognition, conceptual change, and the application of basic cognitive developmental research to STEM education.
Postdoctoral fellows participate deeply in the life of Child Cognition Lab, the BU Developmental Science Program (http://www.bu.edu/psych/graduate/devscience/) and the Boston area’s vibrant intellectual atmosphere. The successful candidate will receive substantive career mentoring and opportunities for independent research and professional development.
Responsibilities include: Conducting research and supervising multi-site data collections in elementary school classrooms with teachers and students; conducting lab and online studies with children and adults; engaging with a cross-site multi-disciplinary team of cognitive developmentalists and education researchers; quantitative and qualitative data analyses (experience with Design-Based Research approaches is desirable but not required); supervision of an undergraduate research team; co-writing reports for funding agencies; presentations at conferences and workshops; authorship of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Job requirements: Graduate training in cognitive and/or developmental psychology, cognitive science or (science) education; background in experimental and intervention research design, quantitative and qualitative data analytic methods; excellent capacity for independent, creative scholarship and strong authorship /writing skills, evidence of productivity in peer-reviewed journals. This postdoc position is for 2 years with possibility of further renewal. BU Postdoctoral Fellows are evaluated each year for renewal.
Applications: Please email in one PDF document: a cover letter including a 1-2 page statement of research interests and explanation of suitability for the position, a CV, and contact details for 3 referees who will be contacted for short-listed candidates. Include a link to, or attach, up to 3 representative publications or manuscripts. Place CCL Postdoctoral Position 2020 in the subject line of your email application and send to: Deb Kelemen (email@example.com). Please familiarize yourself with our research before applying by exploring www.evolvingmindsproject.org and www.bu.edu/childcognition. Review of applications will begin immediately with priority given to applicants who submit by June 30.
Attendees will be able to submit questions during each talk using the Q&A feature. Our hosts will select questions during/after the talk. If your question is selected, the host will temporarily turn on your microphone and call on you to ask your question directly.
There will be 12 speakers, each taking up a 12-minute slot including questions (speakers have been asked to limit their talks to 8-9 minutes). These speakers are a sample of faculty with interests in computational modeling. We could not include all the faculty with such interests and our apologies if we did not include you – one purpose of this meeting is to use this as a starting point for identifying researchers at UConn who share these computational interests.
Speakers (and relevant research interests):
1. Gerry Altmann (Director, IBACS; Psychological Sciences): Language and event comprehension in Recurrent Neural Networks.
2. Jim Magnuson (Psychological Sciences): Bridging the gaps between automatic speech recognition and human speech recognition.
3. Whit Tabor (Psychological Sciences): Language processing within a Dynamical Systems approach to Cognition.
4. Jay Rueckl (Psychological Sciences): Connectionist modeling of literacy development.
5. Ed Large (Psychological Sciences): Oscillator models of rhythm and music perception.
6. Ian Stevenson (Psychology): Modeling neural dynamics and information encoding within the human brain.
7. Monty Escabi (Biomedical Engineering): Algorithms for modeling how neurons process complex sounds.
8. Sabato Santaniello (Biomedical Engineering): Biophysically-principled modeling for brain disorders and neuromodulation
9. Derek Aguiar (Computer Science & Engineering): Probabilistic machine learning models to better understand genomics and genetics data applied to complex disease.
10. Jinbo Bi (Associate Head, Computer Science & Engineering): Machine learning and Data mining for Bioinformatics, Medical informatics, and Drug discovery
11. Ranjan Srivastava (Head of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering): Mathematical models of biological systems.
12. Caiwen Ding (Computer Science & Engineering): Machine Learning & Deep Neural Networks
Further details (including schedule of talks, with titles and abstracts when available) can be found at ibacs.uconn.edu/events-may6/.
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.
Post-doctoral fellowships are available as part of the Center for Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language & Literacy (RCALL) at Georgia State University
RCALL is an innovative collaborative effort crossing colleges and departments. Our research is conducted by faculty and students from two colleges (Arts & Sciences and Education & Human Development) and ten departments including the departments of Applied Linguistics, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Learning Sciences, and Psychology.
We have a distinctive interdisciplinary postdoctoral training program focused on the acquisition of language and literacy in children and adults. Our research programs address not only basic conceptual and methodological issues in the area of language and literacy acquisition, but also the design and evaluation of interventions that may help individuals overcome challenges in the acquisition of language and literacy. Fellows will work with interdisciplinary teams on one or more funded research projects.
As part of the university’s Next Generation initiative, the two-year fellowship will provide trainees with intensive training in intervention research with special populations, analyses of existing databases using advanced statistical techniques, and in professional development, including grant writing and professional presentations and publication. We are seeking individuals who bring cutting edge skills (e.g., in adaptive technologies, virtual reality, neuroimaging, complex methods of analyses) to their own programs of research.
Competitive two year fellowships are currently available. To apply, please submit your cv, research statement, examples of publications, and three letters of recommendation either electronically to Keneé Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “RCALL Post-Doctoral Search” or mail to Attn. Ms. Keneé Stephens, Georgia State University, Language & Literacy Initiative, P.O. Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302-5010, USA. The review of applications will continue until the positionisfilledwithreviewtostartonOctober15th. Formoreinformation,viewourwebpage:www.researchlanglit.gsu.edu or contact Program Co-Directors, Dr. Rose A. Sevcik (email@example.com) or Dr. Julie Washington (firstname.lastname@example.org).
An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Applications should include: 1) a CV (with min. 3 reference contacts and a publication record); 2) a cover letter with a statement of research experience, interests and the motivation to contribute to the project; 3) a copy of the diploma or statement about the dissertation progress and a planned date of its completion (signed by the Ph.D. supervisor); 4) pdfs of two most important publications.
Just a reminder that the next SLHS Colloquium is October 2nd at 12:30 in Theater 2 HBL. The speaker will be:
Dr. Rupal Patel, Northeastern University http://web.northeastern.edu/cadlab
Voice Sharing and the Creation of Personalized Vocal Persona
If anyone is interested in going to lunch after Dr. Patel’s talk, or meeting with her after lunch please let me know.
Dear CLAS faculty:
One of the priorities of CLAS is to facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship, and the diversity of disciplines within the college provides substantial and unique opportunities. In an effort to stimulate connections that will lead to novel cross-cutting research (and potentially graduate training), CLAS will host CLAS Research Conversations this academic year based on faculty ideas for areas of synergy.
These events will be held 3:30-5pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The first half of the event will involve 5-minute talks by several faculty members describing their work on the topic and related areas of interest – 3 slide maximum (and no cheating with animation)! The second half will allow time to discuss opportunities and next steps as a group and in smaller conversations. CLAS will provide beverages and appetizers.
Proposed ideas for topics should be submitted to email@example.com and should span at least 4 CLAS departments. The document must include a paragraph of rationale, proposed speakers, and a list of up to 20 additional faculty members to invite. The CLAS dean and associate deans will review the proposals and may add faculty members who work in related areas for events that go forward. Our office will issue invitations and take care of the logistics related to hosting. The proposer(s) is(are) expected to emcee.
The first event will be on October 16th in the Heritage Room of the Library (4th floor), and they will continue throughout the year in the same location as long as solid ideas are proposed (11/20, 12/18, 1/22, 2/19, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20). Please submit proposals at any time for dates that are good for you; they will be reviewed as they come in. We are looking forward to seeing what develops!
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Connecticut
215 Glenbrook Rd., U-4098
Storrs, CT 06269