The Social Development and Learning Lab (SDLL) at Boston University (PI: Peter Blake) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow for a two-year, grant-funded position starting this summer (2019). The project will investigate children’s social interactions using computer games based in game theory. The ideal candidate will have experience collecting both individual difference and experimental data with children; supervising large child data collection efforts; expertise in advanced statistics (R preferred); and a basic understanding of programming. The postdoc will supervise a team of research assistants, analyze data, write both theoretical and empirical papers with Dr. Blake, and develop new studies.


The SDLL 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 . The cover letter should identify 3 relevant publications and include the contact information for 3 references who are willing to be contacted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


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.