Postdoctoral Position, Boston University

The Social Learning Lab (PI: Dr. Kathleen Corriveau; at Boston University is inviting applications for up to two grant-funded postdoctoral positions to support ongoing projects in the lab. The lab focuses on the development of social cognition broadly construed. We focus on how young children make decisions about from whom to learn, and what inferences they make based on the information they acquire from others. We are actively interested in the role of adult explanations in children’s learning about domains where first-hand exploration may not be possible, such as science and religion. The postdoctoral fellow(s) will assist with a variety of studies focusing on the role of adult explanations in both formal (preschool) and informal (museum) learning settings. The candidate will be encouraged to develop and conduct independent research. The annual stipend and benefits will be commensurate with standard NIH salary guidelines. The start date is negotiable, but ideally would be summer or early Fall. Please contact Dr. Corriveau directly with questions.

Qualifications: A successful candidate must have: (a) a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field, ideally with a focus on social cognitive development, (b) experience in recruiting and conducting research with children and their parents, (c) strong statistical skills and experience with analyzing and publishing data, and (d) strong collaboration and organizational skills.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants, conducting research, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and the supervision of graduate and undergraduate research assistants.

Application Instructions: Applicants should email a CV, cover letter, and list of references (3 minimum) to Dr. Kathleen Corriveau,   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position(s) are filled.