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2/17:Postdoctoral Research Position

Postdoctoral Research Position

Overview

Prof. Adele Goldberg invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work on the role of generalization in language learning among individuals on the autism spectrum. The lab conducts research using a variety of methods, including lab-based experiments, online surveys, pupillometry, ERP and fMRI to study factors that influence the learning and use of language in neurotypical and atypical children and adults. The successful candidate will focus on autism research and will assist in other projects that range from conventional metaphor processing to diachronic change.

 

This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. Start date is negotiable. Please submit a CV, a cover letter describing research goals, and technical and research skills. Please also submit contact information for three references. Contact Adele Goldberg (adele@princeton.edu) for additional questions.

 

Qualifications

  • A recent Ph.D. in psychology, linguistics or related discipline
  • Experience designing and publishing experimental work
  • Expertise in statistics for language work (using R)
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Experience or strong interest in working with populations on the autism spectrum
  • Detail-oriented, motivated, efficient, and able to work independently
  • Strong writing skill

 

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Undergraduate April Garbuz has learned from mentor Heather Read that it takes all kinds of scientists and engineers working together to understand how our brain functions. (Christine Buckley/UConn Photo)

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Gerald Altmann, professor of psychology, on Sept. 22, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

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