The Social Development and Learning Lab at Boston University (PI: Dr. Peter Blake) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to begin Fall 2013.  The fellow will focus on the development of cooperative behavior in children across cultures.  Our lab uses experimental methods to study the factors that influence the development of cooperation, altruism, fairness, social and moral norms, learning processes, and private property.  We are currently expanding our testing to field sites around the globe through collaborations with an interdisciplinary team of developmental psychologists, anthropologists, economists and evolutionary biologists.  The fellow will be a core member of that team and will design, coordinate and run research studies both in the US and abroad, analyze data, and prepare publications.  The fellow will be an active participant in the vibrant intellectual community in Developmental Science at BU. 

Ideal candidates should be creative, independent, articulate and deeply engaged in questions related to cooperation and social influences on child development.  Relevant experience includes field research, experimental design, and prior work with children.  Relevant training includes anthropology, developmental psychology, and behavioral economics.

Individuals with a Ph.D., or those expecting to complete their Ph.D. in Spring 2013, are encouraged to apply. The position is for one-year, extendable to two-years contingent on funding.  Applications must be received by March 1st, 2013 to be considered. Please send CV, statement of interest (two pages max), 2 reprints/preprints, and at least 3 references to: Maria Renken,  Please also indicate any expertise related to field research, language fluency, experimental methods, game theory, or quantitative analysis. Lastly, please write “SDLL Postdoc Position” in the subject line of your email.

Applications from women and under-represented minorities are encouraged. Boston University is An Equal Opportunity Employer.