Wesleyan University Postdoctoral Fellow in Middletown, Connecticut

Position Information

Job Posting Number S00402

Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow

Department Psychology Department-1019

Job Category Staff Posting

Position Type Grant Funded Full-Time

Position Details

The Cognitive Development Laboratory (directed by Dr. Hilary Barth) and the Reasoning and Decision Making Laboratory (directed by Dr. Andrea Patalano) at Wesleyan University seek a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to start on or before January 1, 2018.

The fellow will join a NSF-funded collaborative project on human quantitative thinking and reasoning. We seek an outstanding scientist, with a Ph.D. in developmental and/or cognitive psychology or a related area, interested in collaborating on behavioral experimental research studies with children and adults in state-of-the-art lab facilities.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for working closely with the PIs, a dedicated laboratory coordinator, and undergraduate research assistants to carry out project goals. The fellow will be involved in all aspects of scientific research including:

• Study development • Data collection involving adults and children • Data management and analysis • Dissemination of findings • Training and supervision of undergraduates in the lab

The fellow will also have time and support available for the development of independent research projects.

This is a grant position. Funding is approved for 2 years. Continuation of the position is contingent upon mutual agreement and continued funding.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Developmental and/or Cognitive Psychology or related field.

Strong interest in collaborating on planned behavioral experimental research studies with children and adults in state-of-the-art lab facilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Background in behavioral experimental research studies with children and adults.

Ideal candidates will have expertise in at least one of the following areas: development of spatial cognition; psychophysics of timing/time perception; Bayesian models of magnitude perception/judgment; modeling decision under uncertainty in adults or developmental populations.

Management Competencies Not Applicable

Competencies Organizational skills, Project management, Teamwork/collaboration, Time management, Respects diversity, Commitment to sustainability

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications should include: Curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, cover letter, and names of two referees. In addition to your Careers application, please also send vitae directly to Dr. Barth (hbarth@wesleyan.edu) and Dr. Patalano (apatalano@wesleyan.edu).

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as an exceptional candidate has been found.

Additional Information

Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

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