[CogSci] 5-year postdoc position in social-cognitive development

Hannes Rakoczy hannes.rakoczy at psych.uni-goettingen.de
Fri Apr 1 02:20:41 PDT 2022

The Department of Developmental Psychology at the University of 
Göttingen invites application for a*


*5-year postdoctoral research position in social-cognitive development*



*The position***

The position is linked to a project on social-cognitive development led 
by Hannes Rakoczy (University of Göttingen) and Tobias Schuwerk (LMU, 
Munich) and funded by the German Science Foundation. The project 
investigates the development of implicit and explicit forms of Theory of 
Mind in infancy, early childhood and across the lifespan.

The project is part of the international multi-lab “ManyBabies2” project 
dedicated to systematically investigating the replicability and validity 
of infant Theory of Mind measures (https://manybabies.github.io/MB2/). 
The postdoctoral researcher will take a leading role in designing her 
own research program, in theory building, designing and conducting 
experimental work with children and adults in the local project in 
Göttingen and Munich.

In the ManyBabies2 project, the postdoctoral researcher will act as the 
scientific coordinator of the consortium and will play a crucial role in 
coordinating experiments and big data analyses across labs worldwide. 
The postdoctoral researcher will closely collaborate with the Executive 
Director and the governing board of the general ManyBabies consortium, 
and has the opportunity to participate in a rich cooperation with 
Psychological Science Accelerator and related open science and 
meta-science institutions worldwide.


Master and PhD degrees in Psychology, Cognitive Science or a related 
field are required. Candidates should have an outstanding track record 
in research in cognitive development or related fields, ideally with 
experience in experimentation with infants and children. Candidates need 
to have excellent methodological skills, ideally involving experience 
with eyetracking and looking-time techniques, and excellent programming 
and statistical skills (especially R), ideally involving big data and 
meta-analytical methods. German language skills are desirable.


The position (TV-L E 13, 100%) is available from August 2022 (start date 
flexible) and is for 5 years. Candidates should apply electronically to 
hannes.rakoczy at psych.uni-goettingen.de 
<mailto:hannes.rakoczy at psych.uni-goettingen.de>(subject: Post-Doc). 
Please submit a cover letter explaining your motivation and fit, a CV, 
two samples of written work and contact information of three potential 
referees for letters of recommendation. Review of materials will begin 
on May 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.**

The University of Göttingen values diversity and seeks talented 
students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of 
Göttingen is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and 
places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. 
Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in 
which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to 
being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in 
balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to 
employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from 
severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given 


Hannes Rakoczy
Department of Developmental Psychology
Institute of Psychology, University of Göttingen
Waldweg 26, D-37073 Göttingen
tel. ++49 - (0)551 - 399235
mail.hannes.rakoczy at psych.uni-goettingen.de
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