The University of Virginia's Early Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Angeline Lillard,

The University of Virginia's Early Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Angeline Lillard, seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in research on pretend play in early childhood and/or Montessori education. Applicants with interest and experience in epigenetics and neuroimaging as they pertain to those topic areas are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field prior to the start date. Candidates must have at least 4 years of experience in conducting research with young children, time spent as a student will be considered. This is a one-year appointment; however, appointments may be renewed for an additional year, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

The University of Virginia is consistently ranked as a top public institution. Situated within iconic and historic Charlottesville, Virginia, with convenient airport and interstate access, we are located within one hour of Richmond and two hours of Washington D.C. Charlottesville is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in America. The postdoctoral affairs website at the following URL provides more information on resources for postdocs at the University of Virginia:

To apply, candidates must complete a candidate profile through Jobs@UVa ( and electronically attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references; search on posting number 0619053.

Review of applications is ongoing until filled. The start date is flexible.

Questions regarding the position and application process should be directed to Rich Haverstrom at

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.