The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI EVA) is looking for a Postdoc scientist (m/f/d) in a research program on cross-cultural variation in children’s early cognitive development.

Role and responsibilities:
  • design and implement theory-driven empirical studies investigating children’s early cognitive development and behavior
  • statistical analyses of quantitative data using frequentist and/or Bayesian approaches in R
  • express ideas and results in English both in writing and in oral presentations
  • work effectively and conscientiously in various cultural settings, including remote settings with limited infrastructure
  • promote a culture of good scientific practice, enabling both methodological rigor and innovation

Requirements:

  • Applicant must hold PhD in Psychology, Anthropology, Education, Biology or related natural or social sciences.
  • Experience in studying children’s cognitive development and in conducting research in various cultural settings, including remote settings with limited infrastructure; frequentist and/or Bayesian statistics; proficient in R
  • Applicant must hold very good communication skills in English
  • Encouraged to support Open Science practice
  • Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply.

Duration: Full-time position, starting a soon as possible, initially limited to 3 years with the possibility of extension of 2 more years.

How to apply:

Submit application online including:

  • A motivation letter
  • CV
  • List of potential references
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI EVA)
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Natural Science, Social Sciences (Psychology, Anthropology, Education, Biology)
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 16.08.2020
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