mardi 29 mai 2012

Postdoctoral Position in Comparative Communication Laboratory

Hiring Organization:
Pennsylvania State University

Position Description:
The Comparative Communication Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to start in the Fall semester of 2012 (actual start date is negotiable, though August is preferred). The lab conducts non-invasive behavioral research with cotton-top tamarin monkeys as well as with human participants. The researcher will participate in conducting studies of comparative cognition, particularly those related to statistical learning and language acquisition (as well as opportunities to conduct research in social and motor cognition). It is expected that the postdoc will assist in publishing studies on these topics. The postdoc will also function in a lab manager capacity, and duties include managing undergraduate research assistants, interfacing with the staff of caretakers, and helping maintain the tamarin colony.

The successful applicant will have experience in conducting behavioral research with nonhumans, as well as maintaining an interest in one or more of the following areas: comparative cognition, language acquisition, statistical learning, and motor planning. A PhD is required in Psychology, Biological Anthropology, Biology, or a related field. The salary for this position is 35k and includes health benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a strong possibility of renewal for the next year (and a maximum total of four years). The search is open to all eligible candidates regardless of citizenship. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of research interests and training, as well as three letters of recommendation (to be sent separately). Please contact Dr. Weiss at to apply or for more information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

35k per year (benefits also included)

Term of Appointment:
Up to four years (1 year appointments that are renewed)

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Contact Information:
Daniel Weiss
643 Moore Building
University Park, PA 16802

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