Cross-cultural Post-doc Researcher Child Cognition Lab, Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Child Cognition Lab, Department of Psychology, Boston University
The Child Cognition Lab (PI: Deborah Kelemen, PhD) invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral research position commencing immediately in January 2012. The post-doctoral fellow will play a leadership role in the everyday management of a Templeton-funded project that is being conducted in collaboration with researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing and is empirically investigating the nature and development of religion-relevant beliefs in China. Responsibilities will include: implementation and oversight of child and adult studies (e.g. on teleological and intentional reasoning, beliefs about origins); oversight of research assistants engaged in Mandarin-English translation and transcription, conducting and supervising child and adult research in America and China, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, writing project reports; authorship (under PI guidance) of publications in peer reviewed journals.
Doctoral degree in cognitive or developmental psychology; strong background in quantitative and qualitative research; strong experimental design and statistical analysis skills (SPSS preferred); experience supervising research assistants; evidence of independent, creative scholarship; strong authorship /writing skills, and publication productivity in peer-reviewed journals, strong interpersonal skills. Chinese cultural and linguistic familiarity is highly desirable. Some travel to China required. Experience conducting cross-cultural research and/or online computer-based research (e.g. MTurk) also desirable. This 2-year position starts immediately (funding ceases January 2014). Review of applications begins immediately. Please submit a cover letter, CV and letters (preferably) or contact information from 3 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on our lab available at www.bu.edu.edu/childcognition.
Direct any inquiries to Becca Seston (Lab Manager, Child Cognition Lab) at email@example.com.
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