The Woodward Laboratory at the University of Chicago seeks a postdoctoral researcher to design and implement research projects to study the neural and cognitive systems that support social cognitive development in infants. The postdoctoral researcher will work on an NSF collaborative project investigating the neural correlates of social cognitive development and the development of social biases. The project involves EEG data collection and analysis, as well as behavioral studies in the laboratory and using on-line data collection methods. There are also opportunities for the development of novel research directions adjacent to the primary studies. The postdoctoral researcher will engage with research collaborators, including Nathan Fox at the University of Maryland, and Grace Hwang at the University of California at Santa Cruz. The University of Chicago has a vibrant community in developmental psychology.
The postdoctoral researcher will participate in all aspects of research management, development and implementation. They will oversee design, data collection, coding and analysis for behavioral and EEG studies with infants. They will maintain data storage systems in the laboratory and liaise with other projects and collaborators for data sharing and analysis. They will oversee the work of research assistants, prepare manuscripts for publication and present research findings at scientific conferences.
A doctoral degree is required in psychology, cognitive science, or a relevant field. Experience using behavioral and/or EEG methods with infants and children is strongly preferred, as is expertise in EEG methods, R, MatLab, or Python. Experience supervising and coordinating the work of assistants and strong project management skills are also preferred.