The Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development, under the direction of Dr. Lisa Feigenson, invites applications for a Post-doctoral Researcher to help lead an innovative new project on the development of mathematical abilities.

The project aims to examine how extracurricular math experience affects children’s attitudes towards and proficiency in math during the elementary school years.  The post-doc will have the opportunity to study a large sample of children, nation-wide, through a combination of remote testing and on-site visits.  The project will last 3 years.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Education, or a related field, and a strong record of productive research in the areas of math cognition or cognitive development.  The ability to coordinate large participant populations, and to work with large data sets, is required.  Candidates should also enjoy working in a high energy, team-based environment.

The position will begin August 1, 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, cv, two or more letters of recommendation, and any relevant publications to Lisa Feigenson at

Informal inquiries are also welcome.