Causality and Mind Lab (CML), led by Dr. David Sobel, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University (Providence, RI).

Pending approval of funding, a postdoctoral position is open in the Causality and Mind Lab (CML), led by Dr. David Sobel, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University (Providence, RI). The postdoctoral researcher will be part of an NSF-funded project examining the relations among children’s causal reasoning abilities, developing metacognition, and emerging scientific reasoning capacities. The researcher will also be asked to develop his/her own research agenda. The laboratory also supports projects on parent-child interaction (particularly in the children’s museum settings), social learning, prosocial behavior, children’s pretense, and children’s developing theory of mind. This is a full-time, 1 year position with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance.

General information about the lab’s research can be found athttp://www.cog.brown.edu/research/causalitylab/CML/Home.html. The lab is a part of the newly formed Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences (CLPS) dedicated to the multidisciplinary study of the mind, brain, behavior, and language. The successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or another closely related field with a strong research background in cognitive development.

To apply, please send a CV, a brief (no more than 2 pages) statement of research interests, and the names of three references. Questions and/or application materials should be emailed to Dave_Sobel@brown.edu.  A start date of September 1, 2015 is preferred, but the starting date can be negotiated. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

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