Post-doctoral Position

Social Development and Learning Lab (PI: Peter Blake)

Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Boston University


We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow for a two-year, grant-funded (Templeton) position in the Social Development and Learning Lab at Boston University. The project will combine experimental and individual differences approaches to investigate the development of cooperative and strategic behaviors between 6 and 12 years of age. A primary focus of the grant is to examine behavioral and motivational changes over the course of ongoing social interactions using new web-based tasks.


Candidates should have an Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field, and should have experience conducting research with children, supervising data collection efforts and doing advanced statistical analyses (R preferred). The postdoc will develop and conduct experiments with children, supervise a team of research assistants, analyze data, and co-author both theoretical and empirical papers.


Preference will be given to applicants who can start in January 2020.


The Social Development and Learning Lab prides itself on maintaining a diverse, positive and collaborative environment; the postdoc will be an active member of the lab and contribute to this culture. Our lab is one of seven in the Developmental Science Program at Boston University. The program has a rich intellectual environment with a regular colloquium series, brown bag talks, and many collaborations across labs and across programs. The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at BU consists of over 50 full time faculty and researchers, and dozens of Ph.D. students and postdocs. Regular talk series and journal clubs cover the breadth of topics in psychology and neuroscience.


To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and CV to referencing Postdoc Application in the subject line. The cover letter should identify 2 relevant publications and include the contact information for 2 potential references.


Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.