Postdoctoral Fellowship, Language and Cognition in Infants, Northwestern University

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Language and Cognition in Infants, Northwestern University

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 deeply engaged in questions concerning the early acquisition of language and core cognitive capacities. To learn about recent work in our lab, see

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

Excellent academic writing ability and data analytic tools (e.g., R, Matlab) are essential.

Research experience with infants or young children and expertise in eye-tracking methodology are beneficial, but not required.


TO APPLY: Please submit a CV, cover letter with statement of research interests (1-2 pages) describing how your work dovetails with recent work on language and cognitive development, email contact information for three references, and up to two publications that are representative of your best work. Reference letters will be requested from short-listed applicants.


START DATE:  Flexible. We ask for a 2-year commitment. A third year renewal is possible.  

Please send application materials as a single PDF document to Brooke Sprague: Other inquiries may be directed to Sandra Waxman at

Women, LGBTQ and under-represented minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Northwestern University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.