Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Early Mathematical Cognition, U. Minnesota

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Early Mathematical Cognition and Learning 


The Early Math and Numeracy Lab, directed by Michele Mazzocco at the University of Minnesota, seeks candidates for a postdoctoral research fellowship position. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in several related studies that focus on early mathematical cognition, including studies of individual differences in young children's number knowledge, the relation between executive function skills and mathematical learning in preschoolers, and how formal and informal mathematics instructional materials influence the development of young children's mathematical thinking. The postdoctoral fellow will be directly involved in all aspects of this research, including design, implementation, and dissemination activities; and will supervise research assistants and coordinate laboratory activities.  


This research is part of a multi-site effort coordinated by a network of researchers committed to advancing the field of early mathematics research. Thus participation in this research is a unique opportunity for involvement with leading early math researchers across the country and for collaborative interactions with other research labs. 


Eligibility and requirements. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Requirements include doctoral training and experience in developmental science (child development, experimental psychology, or another related discipline) and promise as a research scholar. Applicants should have a demonstrated research interest in child development, preferably in an area directly relevant to children's mathematical thinking and learning.  Experience working directly with young children is required. We seek applicants with project management experience, strong organizational and data analytic skills, and experience with manuscript publication. Experience working with parents and teachers of young children is desired.


Start date is flexible; preferred date is early summer 2015. 

To apply, please email or mail a CV, a statement of interest, reprints, and two letters of reference (sent directly from the referees) to:  


Michèle Mazzocco, Ph.D.

Institute of Child Development

University of Minnesota

51 East River Parkway

Minneapolis, MN 55455