3 postdoc positions at CEU, Budapest
Central European University
The Cognitive Development Center (CDC) at the Central European University (CEU), Budapest, announces a search for 3 postdoctoral positions, supervised by Ágnes M. Kovács, György Gergely, and Gergely Csibra. The CDC is an English speaking lab, which currently employs 6 postdocs (from 5 countries), 4 graduate students, and research support personnel. Our research covers broad areas of cognitive development, and focuses primarily on social cognition. The three posts are funded from various external sources. Applicants must have a PhD in psychology or a related field, and a strong record of prior research accomplishments. The postdoctoral researchers will work on the following projects (some overlap among them is possible): Project 1 – job code: 2012/028 Neural bases of receptive communication and social learning in human infants (PI Gergely Csibra). The postholder is expected to design and conduct studies with EEG/ERP and NIRS, as well as with behavioral methods, on the perception and interpretation of ostensive and referential signals (including words) by human infants. Familiarity with electrophysiological methodology and infants research is an advantage. The post is open from September 2012 for two years. Project 2 – job code:2012/029 Mechanisms of belief attribution (PI Ágnes M. Kovács). The successful applicant is expected to develop and conduct research investigating the representational preconditions for understanding other minds and perform behavioral studies with infants/children/adults, and possibly NIRS studies with infants. Experience with infant research and/or NIRS methodology is an advantage. The post is open from September 2012 for one or two years (depends on negotiation). Project 3 – job code: 2012/030 Understanding intentional agents in typical and atypical development (PI György Gergely). The main target of the project is to understand how contingency detection mechanisms operate in participants with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and in typically developing children and infants. The postholder is expected to design and conduct studies with ASD children and adults as well as typical controls. Experience with developmental research, eye tracking methodology and atypical populations is an advantage The post is open from January 2013 for 15 months. Compensation is commensurate with experience. However, we offer a competitive salary, as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. Applicants need to submit: - a full CV, - contact address for 2 references, and - a cover letter specifying the applicant's preference among the three positions. Please send your complete application package, including the above relevant job codes in subject line (e.g. 2012/028), to: firstname.lastname@example.org Application deadline: June 30, 2012 Informal inquiries about the positions could be addressed to György Gergely (email@example.com), Gergely Csibra (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Ágnes M. Kovács (email@example.com). Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1500 students from more than 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from nearly 30 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English. CEU is an equal opportunity employer.
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