Post-Doctoral Position
Conceptual Development Lab (PI: Susan Gelman), University of Michigan
The Conceptual Development Lab at the University of Michigan invites applications for a Templeton-funded postdoctoral associate for a project examining how linguistic cues may contribute to children’s perspective-taking and attitudes toward others. The project incorporates experimental and observational methods with young children and their parents. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field, prior experience conducting research with young children, and quantitative and qualitative data analytic methods (proficiency in R is a plus). The start date is flexible, though preference is given to candidates who can begin by January of 2020. Salary will be determined according to NIH pay scale. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal. Appointment is contingent on final approval of funds.

Responsibilities include: Conducting and supervising research and data collection with preschool-aged children, their parents, and adults in multiple setting (lab, museums, and on-line); assistance developing experimental materials; coding of natural language and quantitative data analyses; supervision of an undergraduate research team; presentations at conferences and workshops; authorship of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Please send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for two potential references, by email, to Valerie Umscheid () with "Postdoc Application" in the subject line. Reference letters may be requested. Feel free to send inquiries to Susan Gelman, .

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