Post-doctoral Research

Vacancy summary: 
The Department of Cognitive Science at Central European University announces the opening of one post-doctoral position at the Cognitive Development Center (CDC). The research is funded by a European Research Council. The application is continuous and the position is open from December 2017 until it is filled for one year with a possibility of extension for another year.
Position for: 
Faculty
Full-time

 

Post-doctoral Research

Cognitive Development Center

Starting date:

December 1 , 2017

Application deadline:

Open until filled

Full Or Part Time:

Full-Time (40 working hours/week)

The Department of Cognitive Science at Central European University announces the opening of one post-doctoral position at the Cognitive Development Center (CDC).

The research is funded by a European Research Council. The application is continuous and the position is open from December 2017 until it is filled for one year with a possibility of extension for another year.

 Duties and responsibilities:

The post-doctoral researcher will work on projects that aim to investigate the precursors of logical operations in early development targeting various cognitive processes that contribute to abstract combinatorial thought involved in reasoning and problem-solving. We plan to explore the ontogenetic precursors of logical connectives, quantification, and different forms of deductive inferences (e.g. reasoning by exclusion, denial of the consequent, etc.) and the way this repertoire is integrated with other kinds of information in different cognitive domains (e.g. causal knowledge while learning about artifacts). The project and the candidate will benefit of the rich and lively research environment at the CDC that covers broad areas of cognitive development.

 

Qualifications:

 Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field, and a strong record of prior research accomplishments. The successful applicant is expected to develop and conduct research investigating the logical primitives possibly present at preverbal stages of development, perform behavioral and eye tracking studies primarily with infants, but possibly also with children/adults. Experience with infant research is an advantage.

 Compensation

 This is a full time position, available on December 1, 2017, for a fixed term of one year with the possibility of further extension. The post is funded by research grants from the European Research Council grant and coordinated by Ernő Téglás. We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.

 How to apply:

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV and
  • Contact information for two referees.

 Please send your complete application package to:

advert@ceu.edu - including job code in subject line: 2018/006

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

 About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 50 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

For more information, please visit www.ceu.edu

How to apply: 
Applicants need to submit: CV and Contact information for two referees. Please send your complete application package to: advert@ceu.edu - including job code in subject line: 2018/006