Dr. Cristina Atance, Director of the Childhood Cognition and Learning Laboratory at the University of Ottawa, is seeking a post-doctoral fellow who is interested in studying young children’s future-oriented thinking. More specifically, research undertaken by a post-doctoral fellow could include the development of new measures to test this construct, the development and testing of theories about its links with theory of mind, executive functioning, and memory, and the accuracy with which young children make predictions about the future. The position is for one year with a possibility of renewal contingent on performance and funding. The start date is May 1st, 2014, but an earlier or later start date is negotiable.  

The ideal candidate should have a PhD in developmental psychology or a related area. More broadly, applicants should have strong training in research design and implementation, and excellent data analytical and writing skills. Most importantly, the applicant should have a strong level of interest in exploring future-oriented thinking – a topic that has gained widespread attention and excitement across a number of areas of psychology including developmental, cognitive, social, and neuroscience. The post-doctoral fellow will actively participate in all stages of the research helping to design and conduct experiments, analyze data, and prepare manuscripts for publication.

Candidates need not be Canadian citizens to apply. The salary for this position will be in the range of $40,000-$ 42,000/year which is in keeping with the guidelines of post-doctoral salaries as outlined by Canadian funding agencies, such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). To apply, please email a cover letter and CV (including names of two references who have agreed to be contacted) to Dr. Cristina Atance at atance@uottawa.ca. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may also be directed to Dr. Atance. For more information about Dr. Atance’s research, please visit: http://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/ccll/eng/