[xmca] Fwd: [cogdevsoc] Postdoctoral Position (Infant Studies): Cognitive Science UC-San Diego

From: Mike Cole (lchcmike@gmail.com)
Date: Fri Apr 14 2006 - 15:06:13 PDT

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From: Gedeon Deák <deak@cogsci.ucsd.edu>
Date: Apr 14, 2006 2:55 PM
Subject: [cogdevsoc] Postdoctoral Position (Infant Studies): Cognitive
Science UC-San Diego
To: Cognitive Development Society <cogdevsoc@listserv.unc.edu>

Postdoctoral Opportunity
Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego

The MESA Project (Modeling the Emergence of Shared Attention) at UCSD
is seeking a Postdoctoral researcher (2-3 year term) for a longitudinal
study of infant cognitive and social development. We are following
infants from 3 to 12 months, assessing learning and perceptual skills
and developing social behaviors related to attention-sharing. This
involves controlled laboratory tests as well as quasi-naturalistic
observations of infant-caregiver interactions. Data are used in
innovative computer and robotic simulations (see

Salary and benefits are competitive. All applications received by June
1, 2006, will be reviewed fully, but the position will remain open
until filled. Starting date is negotiable.

We are looking for a promising scholar who will make intellectual
contributions to an interdisciplinary project. Candidates should have
strong methodological and statistical training and a doctorate in
psychology, child psychology, neuroscience, or allied discipline.
Experience in experimental or ethnographic studies of human infants is
required. Experience with longitudinal or observational methods,
computer modeling or programming, and databases is desirable. Good
organizational and management skills and effective written and oral
communication are essential.

Postdocs can affiliate with the Postdoctoral program in the Center for
Human Development (http://www.chd.ucsd.edu/postdoc.htm) and the
Cognitive Science department, as well as UCSD centers including the
Center for Research in Language, Institute for Neural Computation,
Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, Salk Institute, etc. (for specific
URLs see http://www.cogsci.ucsd.edu/index.php?cat=research&page=labs).

        MESA Project: http://mesa.ucsd.edu
        Cognitive Development Lab:
        Cognitive Science Department: http://www.cogsci.ucsd.edu/

Applicants should submit a statement of research interests and goals,
CV, graduate transcripts, representative publications, and three
letters of reference to:
Dr. Gedeon O. Déak
Department of Cognitive Science
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093-0515 USA
E-mail: deak@cogsci.ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 822-3352
Fax: (858) 534-1128

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