The new Developmental Psychology Research Group at the University of Konstanz invites applications for a lab manager position starting in October 2021 or later. The research group will be directed by Marco F. H. Schmidt (currently at University of Bremen and LMU Munich) and is part of the Department of Psychology. The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up program, the Excellence Strategy.


In our group, we investigate infants’ and children’s social-cognitive development, broadly construed. In particular, we explore the developmental origins of human cooperation, norms, and morality. Moreover, we are interested in the role of (social-)cognitive and motivational processes (e.g., theory of mind, epistemology, prosociality) in the ontogeny of normativity. Empirical methods include, inter alia, interview techniques, interactive behavioral paradigms, and eye-tracking experiments.


Interested candidates should submit via the Online Application Portal of the University of Konstanz their application (including a full CV and names and e-mail addresses of two or more referees). The closing date is July 18th, 2021.          


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