The Diversity in Development Laboratory (PI: Hyesung Grace Hwang) in the Psychology Department at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of postdoctoral scholar.

The Diversity in Development Lab investigates socio-cognitive development starting from infancy to early childhood. We examine these processes in racially, linguistically, and culturally diverse populations and use a variety of interdisciplinary methods across psychology, neuroscience (e.g., EEG), and physiology. Please see and for more information about our research.

The postdoctoral scholar will work on a NIH R00 project investigating the neural correlates behind the development of social bias in infants and young children. The project will involve EEG data collection and analysis as well as behavioral studies. The position’s responsibilities include study design/development, data collection, data analysis, writing manuscripts, and conference presentations. The postdoctoral scholar will also have the opportunity to collaborate with Nathan Fox at the University of Maryland. There are also opportunities for the development of novel research directions related to the primary NIH R00 studies and opportunities to write mentored grant proposals.

Applicants with the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: experience using EEG methods with infants and/or children; expertise in programming skills (e.g., Matlab, R, and/or Python); experience supervising and coordinating research assistants; and/or strong project management skills.

The position can start as soon as May 1st, 2023 but can be negotiated. The initial appointment is for a year but there is a possibility of reappointment.

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter, and the names of two references here: Please apply by Feb 1, 2023.

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