Postdoctoral Researcher

The Goldin-Meadow Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago is seeking a postdoctoral researcher beginning summer or fall 2017 (start date is flexible; but summer is preferred).  The postdoctoral research will join a team investigating how action and gesture instruction differentially affect children’s ability to learn, generalize, and retain information supporting the pre-algebraic concept of mathematical equivalence, using both behavioral methods and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), and will also have the opportunity to be involved in other projects in the lab.

The postdoctoral researcher will participate in all aspects of research management, development and implementation.  He/she will oversee design, data collection, coding and analysis for behavioral and fMRI studies with children. He/she will maintain data storage systems in the laboratory, and liaise with other projects and collaborators for data sharing as needed. He/she 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, neuroscience, cognitive science, or a related field. Experience with neuroimaging software packages (e.g., BrainVoyager, SPM, AFNI, FLS) is also required. Experience conducting studies with children, supervising and coordinating the work of others and strong project management skills are preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, and the names and contact information for two references who can be contacted for letters of recommendation.

Please email these materials to:

Susan Goldin-Meadow (, Elizabeth Wakefield ( and Laura Tharsen (


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