Post-Doctoral  Position  in  Language  and  Scene  Perception,  Language  and  Cognition  lab,  University  of  Delaware


One post-doctoral position is available in the Department of Psychology at the University of Delaware. This post is linked to an NIH-funded project on Spatial Language and its interface with Spatial Cognition awarded to Anna Papafragou (University of Delaware) and John Trueswell (University ofPennsylvania). The postdoctoral researcher will take a leading role in designing and conducting experimental work on the acquisition and processing of spatial language and the relationship of spatial language to scene perception/ spatial cognition. The researcher will also act as a liaison between the two collaborating labs at UD and UPenn and will participate in project-related research meetings at both institutions. A PhD in Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science or a related field is required. Technical expertise with eye tracking methodologies and/or a background in spatial cognition/scene perception are preferred. The researcher will have access to and be encouraged to use the Tobii eye tracker in the Language and Cognition Lab. Lab members have access to on-campus preschool and infant testing facilities.


The postdoctoral researcher is expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Department. The researcher is also expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary group of cognitive scientists at UD that includes faculty, postdocs and students in Psychology, Linguistics, Education and related disciplines. Affiliated facilities include two ERP labs, three eye tracking labs, and two infant labs.


The position is available in the Summer or Fall of 2010 (starting date is negotiable) and is for an initial period of one year with potential extension for an additional year. Salary rates follow NIH pay scales; a generous benefits package is included. Candidates should send a CV, samples of written work and three letters of recommendation to the Director of the Language and Cognition lab: Anna Papafragou, Wolf Hall, Department of Psychology,University of DelawareNewark DE 19716 ( Review of materials will begin on April 20th and will continue until the position is filled.


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