Post-Doctoral Research Position In Cognitive and Motor Development, Vanderbilt University

Post-Doctoral Research Position In Cognitive and Motor Development, Vanderbilt University

Postdoctoral research position anticipated in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University working in the Infant Learning Lab led by Amy Needham.

The position is to help run the lab and contribute to research being done on the development of cognitive and motor abilities in infancy and early toddlerhood. The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to help oversee all aspects of lab activities including supervising undergraduate research assistants, data collection, management, and analysis, and writing papers and grant proposals.

We seek a highly qualified applicant who has earned a doctorate degree in psychology or a related field. Candidates with expertise in coding infant behavior, eye tracking, motion tracking, experience conducting research with infants and young children, experience working with infants or children with disabilities, and a first-author journal publication are preferred. Applicants from underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The position carries a stipend plus health insurance coverage. Review of applications will begin immediately. The appointment will begin July 2016 for an initial period of one year. Please send a letter of interest describing graduate training and research interests, curriculum vitae, two publications and the names and contact information for three potential references, by electronic mail to, with POSTDOC INQUIRY in the subject line. If you have questions or require further information, please contact the PI.

I will be at the ICIS conference in New Orleans and may try to talk informally with candidates who are also attending the conference.

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