The Lab for the Developing Mind (, PI: Moira Dillon) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is seeking a full-time post doctoral researcher to begin in late spring or early summer 2020. Areas of investigation in the lab include mathematical cognition, spatial cognition, early emerging knowledge domains, symbolic and abstract thought and reasoning, and pictorial and mental imagery. The lab uses behavioral and computational approaches and tests participants ranging in age from infants through adults.


This post doctoral position is expected to focus on how early human intelligence might inform better common sense artificial intelligence. The post doctoral researcher will be expected to design and conduct studies on infant cognition about objects, agents, and places and collaborate with developmental and computational cognitive scientists. This position is ideal for any researcher interested in the foundations of intelligence who wants to grow an empirical research program with developmental populations while collaborating with state of the art computational scientists. Knowledge of the theories and methods of infancy research is required, and experience conducting infant research is preferred but not required. Priority will also be given to applicants who also have at least basic knowledge of computational cognitive science. Through its recent initiative on "Minds and Machines" and its state of the art Center for Data Science, New York University offers a rich intellectual community supporting research at the intersection of human and artificial intelligence.

Interested candidates should visit to submit a cover letter, CV, representative first-author publication, and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications submitted by March 23 will be prioritized.