Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Postdoctoral Position in USA

Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Chicago: Join the Goldin-Meadow Laboratory and the Environmental Neuroscience Lab at the University of Chicago as a postdoctoral researcher beginning in August 2024. The researcher will investigate how action and gesture instruction impact children’s learning using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). The role involves research management, data collection, analysis, manuscript preparation, and team supervision.

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology

Location: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA


  • Doctoral degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, physics, or related fields
  • Experience with neuroimaging data and analysis packages preferred
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, R, Java, C/C++, or JavaScript preferred
  • Experience conducting studies with children and project management skills preferred

Job Description:

  • Investigate how action and gesture instruction impact children’s learning using fNIRS
  • Manage research projects, including design, data collection, coding, and analysis
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of research assistants and graduate students
  • Apply advanced analysis and modeling techniques to neuroimaging data
  • Contribute to other projects in the labs, including behavioral analyses and working with large datasets
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication and present research findings at conferences

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following materials to Jess Breeze at

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing research interests and career goals
  • Two letters of recommendation

Last Date for Apply: Rolling basis until position is filled, preferred start date is August 1, 2024.



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