Post Doctoral Fellow: Temple University Infant and Child Lab

Post Doctoral Fellow: Temple University Infant and Child Lab


The Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory at Ambler is looking for a post-doctoral fellow for Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek’s IES-funded collaborative study between Temple University, University of Delaware and Vanderbilt University. The Language for Reading project aims to develop a multimedia toolkit of playful classroom activities with the goal of supporting vocabulary and associated language abilities in preschool children from low-income backgrounds.


The position has a 1-year minimum, with the possibility of extending to 2 years.


As the project coordinator, the post-doctoral fellow will be expected to participate at all levels of the project. The responsibilities may include:


·      Managing day-to-day project activities,

·      Stimuli design and creation,

·      Recruitment of children and schools,

·      Data collection at preschool sites,

·      Training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate RAs and other project staff

·      Data coding and analysis,

·      Write-up and dissemination of results for internal reports and peer-reviewed publications,

·      Presentation of findings in national and international conferences,

·      Research grants administration and accounting


Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or a closely related field
  • Experience working with young children in research/preschool settings
  • Computer skills and proficiency with MS Office, Excel

Preferred qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation
  • Proficiency with SPSS, SAS, and/or R
  • Experience with early child intervention projects
  • Experience with music composition, drama and/or game design

If interested, please send a resume/CV, cover letter and research statement to Kate Margulis, Lab Coordinator, at Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Please visit our website ( for more information about the lab