The Kidd and Gopnik labs at UC Berkeley (directed by Celeste Kidd and Alison Gopnik) are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to lead research studies on the development of curiosity and learning throughout development, starting in early childhood. Candidates must have strong quantitative skills (e.g. programming, statistics, machine learning, experimental design). Background developing experiments for children using touchscreens and/or eye-trackers is preferred, but not required.
The position will have a flexible start date between July 2021 and September 2021 with an end date between July and September 2022. This work is funded by the John Templeton Foundation; more information about the grant can be found here: https://www.templeton.org/grant/the-development-of-curiosity-in-childhood. Interested applicants should contact Holly Palmeri with (a) a CV, (b) a writing sample, and (c) a programming sample or github page. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Gopnik Lab: http://www.gopniklab.berkeley.edu/
Kidd Lab: https://www.kiddlab.com/
Developmental Labs at UC Berkeley: https://www.devlabs.berkeley.edu/