Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University

Professor Sandra Waxman invites applications for an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship to work on language acquisition, cognitive development and the links between them in the first two years of life. The postdoctoral fellow will participate as a full collaborator, working within a dynamic, interactive lab team. 

Candidates should be creative, independent, articulate, and deeply engaged in questions concerning the early acquisition of language and core cognitive capacities. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  A completed Ph.D. in Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science or related field is required. 

Excellent academic writing skills and research experience with infants or young children are essential. 

Excellent data analytic skills, or an eagerness to learn, are essential.  Experience with eye tracking methods is beneficial but not required.

START DATE:  Flexible. Ideally after June 1 and before October 1, 2015.  We ask for a 2-year commitment. A third year renewal is possible.   

SALARY: Salary will be based on the NIH postdoctoral rates.

TO APPLY: Please submit a CV, cover letter with statement of research interests (1-2 pages), email contact for three references, and up to two publications that you consider representative of your best work. Reference letters will be requested from short-listed applicants.

Please send application materials as a single PDF document to Brooke Sprague: brooke.sprague@northwestern.eduOther inquiries may be directed to Sandra Waxman at