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Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Cognitive Development, Wesleyan University

Seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to start on or before July 1, 2017. The Cognitive Development Lab at Wesleyan University, headed by Dr. Anna Shusterman, is seeking a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow for an NSF-funded project on early number acquisition exploring the role of language and syntax in number acquisition. The post-doc will be responsible for working closely with the PI, a dedicated project manager, and undergraduate research assistants to carry out the goals of the study, as well as other projects including preschool mathematics, socio-emotional development, and research-to-practice translation in early childhood settings.

Primary Responsibilities

The post-doc will be involved in research design, data collection and analysis, subject recruitment, and management of grant/IRB/human subjects protocols; supervision of research assistants; manuscript preparation and editing; conference presentations; coordinating with collaborators in the US and abroad; and disseminating findings to non-science audiences. Travel will most likely be required. 

Required Qualifications

Doctoral in Psychology or a related field.
Research background in cognitive or language development.
Demonstrated ability to work with children.
Experience with experimental research design and statistical analysis.
Proficiency with basic computer platforms (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).
Proficiency with statistical analysis software and research tools (e.g., R, SPSS, PRISM, etc.).
Highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented.
Able to take initiative and incorporate feedback.
Able & willing to travel.
Exceptional cultural sensitivity.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.

Preferred qualifications include experience with preferential looking methodologies and past success in mentoring undergraduate research students. The ideal candidate will be self-directed and confident working both independently and with others in a busy and active research environment.
This is a one-year grant-funded position. Continuation of this position is dependent upon continued grant funding.

To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references to Maddy Barclay (mbarclay@wesleyan.edu). In addition, please submit your application to https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5775.



Postdoctoral Fellow in Educational Psychology/Engineering Education, UConn

Job title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Educational Psychology/Engineering Education

Department: School of Engineering/School of Education

Application deadline: Open until filled

Start date: June 1, 2017

Seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to work on an NSF-funded project aiming to identify the association between ADHD characteristics and the creativity of engineering students through mixed method research. The postdoctoral research associate will have a unique opportunity to develop expertise in engineering education, creativity, and twice-exceptional education. The postdoc will work with Dr. Arash E. Zaghi from the School of Engineering and multiple faculty members from the Neag School of Education at UConn. Several formal and informal professional development opportunities will be provided.

Responsibilities: Assist in the development of IRB protocols, administer psychometric instruments, perform interviews, conduct data analysis, develop technical manuscripts, and assist in the design and management of a specialized summer program for students with ADHD.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD in education psychology, cognitive and learning sciences, or a closely related field. Interest and/or prior experience in working with psychometric instruments, performing semi-structured interviews, and creativity research is highly desirable. Prior experience in using multivariate statistical analysis techniques and extensive experience with statistical analysis softwares, such as SPSS or SAS, is critical for a competitive candidate. Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory. Ideal candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills, be comfortable interacting with college and high school students, and be exceptionally committed to the project activities. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to be available to work flexible hours including weekends when necessary to meet deadlines.

The preferred start date is June 1st, 2017, but a later date is negotiable. The appointment will last for two years and may be extended contingent upon performance. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and relevant research. Only US Citizens or Permanent Residents will be considered for this position.



Psychologist at West Chester Jewish Community Services, Inc., Yonkers, NY

Position is for 21 hours per week and includes benefits. The psychologist provides mental health care in the form of evidence-based psychotherapy (assessment, diagnosis and treatment through individual, couples and group therapy), crisis intervention, training/outreach, and consultation. The psychologist also provides clinical supervision, consultation, and leadership to clinical staff, psychology fellows and psychology externs on research, testing and clinical issues, including empirically based practices.

  • Participation in an APA-accredited psychology internship program is required
  • Doctorate from an APA-accredited program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology, have completed an APA-accredited internship, and possess a valid New York State license.
  • Experience working in an outpatient setting, working with clients of varied ages, and using evidence-, based practices are musts. 
  • Bi-lingual-English-Spanish, competency in DBT, and/or teaching/supervision experience are pluses.
  • Excellent ongoing professional training provided through the Educational Institute.

If you would like to be considered for the position please send your résumé to Human Resources, WJCS, 845 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603 or, HR@wjcs.com or fax 914-421-9066.

Visit our home on the web at www.wjcs.com. or click here for more information. WJCS is an equal opportunity employer.


Post-Doc Positions at Aix-Marseille/Avignon on Language, Communication, and the Brain

The Center of Excellence on Brain and Language (BLRI, www.blri.fr/) and the Institute of Language, Communication and the Brain (ILCB, http://www.ilcb.fr/ ) offer: Three 2-year postdoc positions on any topic that falls within the area of language, communication, brain and modelling. The BLRI-ILCB is located in Aix-en-Provence, Avignon and Marseille and regroups several research centers in linguistics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, medicine, computer science, and mathematics. The scientific project, ideally interdisciplinary, should be supervised by at least one member of the BLRI/ILCB (see http://www.blri.fr/members.html) and should, if possible, involve two different laboratories of the institute.

 A complete application should contain:
  1. A full description of the research project (~ 5 pages):
  2. Title
  3. Name of the collaborator/supervisor/sponsor within the BLRI-ILCB
  4. Short Summary
  5. Scientific context/state of the art/
  6. Objectives and hypotheses
  7. Methodology
  8. Expected results
  9. Brief statement about the relevance of the project for the BLRI/ILCB
  10. Proposed Timeline
  11. CV with complete list of publications
  12. Letter of motivation
  13. One letter of recommendation or contact information of a potential referee
Duration: 2 years (1 year, extendable for another year)
Monthly salary: ~2000 € net (depending on experience)
Deadline: June 11, 2017
Applications should be sent to: nadera.bureau@blri.fr
For supplementary information: Johannes.Ziegler@univ-amu.fr

Doctoral Psychology Internship Program at VA Health Care Center, Eastern Oklahoma

The internship will offer a wide range of experiences with each intern choosing a specific tract including PTSD/Military Sexual Trauma, Substance Abuse, Health Psychology, General Mental Health, or Severe Mental Illness. Our goal is to train well-rounded and skilled clinicians, who have particular expertise in working effectively in rural settings. There will be a strong focus on Evidenced Based Psychotherapy. Specifically focus on providing care to rural and underserved Veterans with specific focus on Native American Veterans. There will be an opportunity to work with local Oklahoma tribes to develop Veteran outreach programs.

We have found that students who have experience in rural mental health and/or interest in working with the Department of Veteran Affairs are a strong fit for our program.  Your students may also be interested to know that as there is a shortage of well-prepared psychologists in rural areas there may be opportunities to apply for a “direct hire” position in the VA Healthcare System upon the completion of their VA internship and award of their Ph.D./Psy.D.  This is our first year to offer the program and we are very excited about the experiences we have to offer trainees. We invite you and others to review our materials, email us questions, and consider applying to our program. Applications may be submitted via the APPI online portal. Our match code is 242611.

The Doctoral Psychology Internship Program at EOVAHCS is not yet accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association (APA).  Although the internship is not currently accredited, the Office of Academic Affiliation indicates that any individual who completes a newly funded internship within the VA is eligible for VA employment as a psychologist even if that program is not yet accredited.  Our internship seeks students from APA accredited Ph.D. or Psy.D. clinical/counseling programs who are in good standing. Applicants must have completed at least 3 years of academic study, have completed their comprehensive or qualifying exams, have proposed their dissertation, and have completed at least 500 clinical hours during their doctoral program.  The Department of Veterans Affairs encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.  All applicants for VA internships must be US citizens.

For further information, please contact by email: VHAMUSInternshipCommittee@va.gov or check out the website link here


Faculty Position Opening in Clinical/Counseling/Personality Visiting Assistant Professor, Connecticut College

The Department of Psychology at Connecticut College, a private, highly selective liberal arts college, invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in clinical, counseling or personality psychology to begin July 1, 2017. We anticipate that the length of the appointment will be two years. The second year of the appointment is contingent upon a review of performance in the first. A Ph.D. in clinical, counseling, or personality psychology is expected at the time of appointment. We seek a colleague who is an excellent teacher. Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Psychology, Psychology of Personality, courses in clinical psychology, as well as courses in the candidate’s area of research expertise. Candidates who can contribute to our ongoing effort to address diversity issues are encouraged to apply. Psychologists with expertise in LGBTQ+ studies would be particularly welcome. The full-time visiting faculty teaching load is three courses per semester.

Connecticut College values the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourages their active engagement with the department. Connecticut College has a demonstrated commitment to supporting outstanding teaching, most notably through programming by the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching and Learning. Professional development for visiting faculty is also encouraged through travel funds, and funding to support enhanced student-faculty engagement associated with their courses.

Connecticut College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching and research, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity and inclusion. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College is continuing with what has been a very successful initiative to diversify its faculty, staff, and student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, including members of historically underrepresented groups. AA/EEO

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, a teaching statement, student evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/40083. In your cover letter, please summarize your teaching and research activities. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.


Assistant Professor Opening in Cognitive Science and Semiotics, Aaerhus University, Denmark

Applications are invited for the position of assistant professor in cognitive semiotics and cognitive science with a specialization in cognition and communication at the School of Communication and Culture. The assistant professorship is a full-time, three-year position. Subject to the availability of funding, an associate professorship in the same field will be announced in open competition at the end of the three-year term. The appointment begins on 1 August 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. A position as assistant professor includes tasks and responsibilities in all of Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching, talent development and knowledge exchange.
The position is affiliated with the Department of Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Semiotics within the School of Communication and Culture. It involves research, teaching and supervision duties in courses on all the department’s programs, especially the programs in cognitive semiotics and cognitive science. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent qualifications in cognitive semiotics, linguistics, cognitive science or another relevant field. Applicants must be able to document qualifications in empirical, experimental and cross-disciplinary research, including the use of quantitative methods. As well as, relevant teaching experience as expected in someone with a PhD in a relevant area of study. The application must be submitted in English. All teaching on the cognitive semiotics degree program is in English. If the successful applicant does not speak Danish, he/she will be required to learn sufficient Danish within two years of commencing the appointment to participate fully in the activities of the School of Communication and Culture. Participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasize the importance of good working relationships both among colleagues and with our students.

For further information about the department and position, please contact the head of department Peter Bakker by email: linpb@cc.au.dk

Further information about applications and the appointment procedure is available from HR supporter Helle Sindal, email: hsi@au.dk

For more information on this job posting: http://www.au.dk/om/stillinger/videnskabelige-stillinger/stillinger/Vacancy/show/888558/5285/




Spring Data Science Fellowships

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.




Announcing the Dolce Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship at Iona College Counseling Center

Iona College is delighted to announce that its Counseling Center is accepting applications for the inaugural year of the Dolce Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship. This innovative fellowship program offers recent graduates of doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology the opportunity to expand the breadth of their clinical skills while earning the necessary supervised hours toward licensure. In a caring, balanced environment, Fellows deliver individual psychotherapy services addressing a broad range of clinical needs. Dolce Fellows have the unique opportunity to target their group counseling and outreach work to address the distinctive needs of neuro-atypical students, such as those with Autism Spectrum disorders.


The Iona College Counseling Center is a comprehensive mental health center, with a specialty in emerging adult clinical psychology. Our services are available to all undergraduate and graduate students matriculating at the College. We provide individual psychotherapy, crisis intervention, consultation, specialized clinical services for substance abuse and interpersonal violence, and outreach programs addressing a wide variety of concerns to the Iona community.


The Counseling Center’s deep commitment to providing excellent college mental health care is reflected in our highly sought-after externship program, which for over 20 years has offered advanced clinical training in a nurturing, mentoring environment. Our multidisciplinary staff, trained in a variety of treatment modalities, provides high-quality supervision encouraging trainees to hone their skills and expand upon their personal styles.


Counseling Center clients are a diverse group presenting a full spectrum of mental health needs, offering an excellent opportunity for clinical skill enhancement. Dolce Fellows work with students presenting concerns in the context of broader life transitions inherent to the emerging adult stage, including identity formation, individuation, relationship transition, trauma recovery and behavioral choices. The Dolce Fellowship supports and expands Iona College’s substantial efforts to integrate and promote the success of neuro-atypical students by offering specialized outreach services. Dolce Fellows’ group and outreach work will play a powerful role in helping neuro-atypical students optimize their full academic potential, increase integration into the College community, and feel fully empowered to actualize their vision for the future.


The Dolce Fellowship is a unique opportunity for a new professional who wishes to specialize in clinical work with emerging adults and neuro-atypical individuals. Please take a moment to review the guide to the Dolce Fellowship and consider its potential to help you meet your professional goals. Eligible candidates will have completed a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) from an APA accredited Clinical, Counseling, or combined School/Clinical Psychology program prior to the Fellowship start date in August 2017.  Application materials must be submitted by email to bstarkadler@iona.edu by March 1, 2017.

Click here for additional details about this unique opportunity.




New York State- Department of Health- Wadsworth Center

A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available immediately in the laboratory of David Lawrence at The Wadsworth Center of New York State Department of Health (Albany, NY) to study the role of autoantibodies and glia involvement with neuroinflammation affecting behavior.  The NIH funded study is designed to examine immune complexes and phagocytosis in the alteration of neuronal connectivity.  Antibody specificities and isotypes as well as FcRs are of interest regarding the numbers and distribution of glia and the expression of cytokines, chemokines, neuropeptides and neurotransmitters. The laboratory is interested in several aspects of membrane biology and signal transduction in leukocyte biology.  The perinatal influences of environmental stressors, including physical/psychological stress is an important consideration.


The Lawrence Lab is a well-equipped facility with instrumentation for PCR, Fluorescence, Phosphofluorescence, and Chemiluminescence Imaging, flow cytometry, Luminex analysis, ELISA, ELISPOT and GCSPR/GCSPCE.  In addition, The Center has support cores for biomedical research projects (see http://www.wadsworth.org/research/cores). We are seeking a Ph.D. graduate with training and a demonstrated publication record in immunology and/or neuroscience (preferably Neuroimmunology). Applicants should have experience with cell culture, basic molecular biology techniques including protein, RNA, and DNA preparations, immunoassays, Western blotting, RT-PCR, and PCR. Opportunities for professional growth include microassay technology and teaching if desired.  Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent and a record of publication.  English proficiency is required. Salary scaled according to experience.   Your application should include a letter describing your research experience and interests, future career aspirations, your CV, and contact information for three references. Email the requested information to  david.lawrence@health.ny.gov



International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS) job postings



WJCS is looking for a part-time, 21 hours per week, Psychologist for the DD Program located in Hartsdale, NY. This position includes benefits.

The Psychologist will provide evidence-based therapeutic services to individuals ranging in age from 5 through adulthood, dually diagnosed with an intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder and co-morbid psychiatric issues. The Psychologist also provides supervision, training and oversight to psychology interns, externs, and other trainees, oversees research projects and provides leadership on evidence-based practices. The individual will be a member of an interdisciplinary clinical team, and will actively participate in the WJCS APA-accredited internship selection and training process. He/she will consult with clinical staff on psychological testing, evidence-based practices, diagnostic and clinical issues, and research.

The selected candidate must have a doctorate from an APA-accredited program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology, have completed an APA-accredited internship, and possess a valid New York State license. The selected individual must have a thorough understanding of psychiatric disorders, and an interest in and some experience with developmental disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders. Additionally, the individual must be a strong team player, and have experience working on an interdisciplinary team in an outpatient setting, a commitment to evidence-based practices, research skills, and a comfort with computer applications. Bi-lingual English-Spanish and/or teaching/supervision experience are plusses.

At WJCS we value our employees, their contributions, and their growth.  If you would like to be considered for the Psychologist position please send your résumé to Human Resources, WJCS, 845 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603 or, HR@wjcs.com or fax 914-421-9066.

Visit our home on the web at www.wjcs.com.  WJCS is an equal opportunity employer.


RESEARCH FACULTY POSITIONPOSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS at the BCBL–Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) –Deadline March 31, 2017



Mathematica Policy Research (MPR), a social policy and research firm headquartered in Princeton, NJ continues to have many great job opportunities within varies departments. More specifically in our Ann Arbor, MI office.  Please click here for the positions we have open and a link to the position description.