Duke University, Psychology and Neuroscience

Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708-0999, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Developmental Psychology
Appl Deadline:2023/05/01 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2023/04/07, finished 2023/11/04)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Two grants are funding a new Postdoctoral Associate position at Duke University to begin summer 2023 (start date flexible) working under the primary mentorship of Dr. Sarah Gaither and Dr. Makeba Wilbourn (Psychology and Neuroscience). One grant will also involve working with Dr. Anna Gasman-Pines and Dr. Leslie Babinski (Sanford School of Public Policy). The initial appointment would be for one year, with the hope (pending performance) of continuing on both projects for two years. 

Although the Postdoc will also have time to start their own projects, we are looking for applicants who are interested in working on the following two grants: 

1) Funded by a National Science Foundation CAREER grant, the Postdoc will assist with projects focusing on the roles that having multiple social identities (e.g., being Multiracial, considering your multifaceted selves) plays in shaping our behaviors and perceptions across diverse settings with both adult and child populations. 

2) Funded by the All Babies and Children Thrive Bass Connections program, the Postdoc will assist with developing and testing a new teacher-based intervention focusing nonverbal communication (affect, gesture) influence learning outcomes for children from diverse backgrounds. 

The mentoring team is committed to training the next generation of scientists with an emphasis on pushing representation in psychological science. The Postdoc would be responsible for designing and running research studies with both adult and child samples and testing within school settings, analyzing data, preparing publications and conference presentations, and they would also serve as a mentor to graduate and undergraduate students. 

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in a social or behavioral science discipline, including (but not limited to) psychology, sociology, behavioral economics, and public policy, with clear evidence of scholarly activity related to diversity science. The position requires skills in research design, data management and analysis, and written communication to academic and lay audiences. Experience and interest in working with underrepresented and child populations is a must. 

This is a full time, grant funded position, eligible for all Duke benefits (https://hr.duke.edu/benefits) with an initial appointment of one year with the possibility of renewal, dependent on funding and performance. 

Interested individuals should apply through Academic Jobs Online and include their CV, a statement of interest (two pages single spaced max), and contact information for two reference letters. Only applicants that have applied through Academic Jobs Online will be reviewed. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. If you are not able to upload your application materials or if letter writers would prefer to upload their letters directly, please complete your application and email those materials to Meghann Koffi at meghann.koffi@duke.edu to be uploaded manually. 

Questions about the position, labs or projects should be emailed to sarah.gaither@duke.edu

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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