The Concordia Infant Research Lab, directed by Dr. Krista Byers-Heinlein, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join our dynamic and friendly lab. In non-pandemic times, the lab is housed in the Psychology Department of Concordia University in Montreal, on the beautiful Loyola Campus. We study the development of bilingual infants and preschoolers across language, cognitive, and social domains. Our methods are diverse and include eye-tracking, LENA home recordings, direct observations of parents and children, and analysis of large-scale datasets.

 

The postdoctoral fellow will coordinate an NIH-funded longitudinal, two-site study investigating language development in bilingual infants and children, working in close collaboration with Dr. Casey Lew-Williams and the team at the Princeton Baby Lab. The postdoc will be encouraged to develop their own research ideas within the context of the lab.

 

Requirements:

       PhD in Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, or a related field (experience with infants and children is an asset)

       Excellent organizational and communication skills

       Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (knowledge of R is an asset)

       Commitment to open and collaborative science practices

       Knowledge of French is an asset

 

Start date will ideally be prior to January 2021. It may be possible for the post-doc to work remotely until in-person testing can resume, at which point they would be expected to relocate to Montreal.

 

Applicants should forward a cover letter, CV, copy of (unofficial) transcripts, and the names of three potential referees to Hilary Killam ().  Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis starting immediately.