Researcher in preschool children’s mathematics learning
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The position is connected to a newly started research environment where insights and methods from developmental and cognitive psychology are used to investigate children’s cognitive development and learning. There is a particular focus on preschool and elementary school children’s mathematics learning.
Description of Position: We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher with a background in neuroscience, psychology, education sciences, or similar area, to work in a project investigating preschool children’s early number concepts and their attitudes towards mathematics. In the project, we use a wide range of quantitative methods (e.g., eye-tracking, behavioral experiments, computational modeling) to study how children learn mathematical concepts and how early experiences shape their attitudes towards, and feelings for, mathematics. The position involves, in collaboration with other members of the research environment, planning and completion of studies within the project and writing up the results for publication in scientific journals as well as for presentation on international conferences. The researcher is also expected to contribute to grant writing within the research environment. Administration and teaching (max 20%) might also be included.
Qualifications: PhD in neuroscience, psychology, educational sciences or similar subject (e.g., cognitive science or didactics).
Merits: Experience with own research in the intersection between neuroscience, psychology, and educational science, preferably with a focus on children’s mathematics learning. Experience with one or more of the methods used in the project (e.g., eye-tracking, behavioral experiments, computational modeling) and willingness to learn the others.Excellent skills in spoken and written English. Experience using R, MATLAB or Python for statistical analysis, computational modeling and/or data collection. Excellent organizational skills and experience of project management are also desirable.
The Application should contain the following:
- A short description of the applicants and his/her research interests and qualifications (max 3 pages).
- CV including a list of relevant publications
- Contact information to at least three references.
Programing knowledge and experience of using R, MATLAB or Python for statistical analysis, computational modeling and/or data collection. Excellent organizational skills and experience of project management are also desirable.
Salary: Salary will be negotiated individually
Start date of employment: 1 November 2020 or as otherwise agreed
Type of employment: Temporary position until 31 October 2021
Working hours: Full time (100 %)
For further information about this position please contact the Head of the Department, Dr. Henrik Edgren (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Associate Professor Marcus Lindskog (email@example.com )
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 18 september 2020, UFV‑PA 2020/3088
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Placement: Department of Education
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/3088
Last application date: 2020-09-18
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