Dec 28, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Psychology

  • University of Waterloo
  • Waterloo, ON, Canada
Postdoc Cognitive Culture Decision Evolutionary Experimental Judgment and Decision Making Personality Postdoctoral Social

Job Description

The Wisdom and Culture Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo (, directed by Professor Igor Grossmann, is seeking applications for a 2-year Post-Doctoral Research Associate, beginning Spring/Summer 2018. The postdoc is broken into two one year segments, with opportunity for renewal at one year mark assuming excellent performance.

 POSITION DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Grossmann on projects funded by the Ontario Early Researcher Award and the Pathways to Character Initiative, examining the topics at the intersection of cognitive science, reasoning and meta-cognition, stress and emotion regulation, social ecology, and computer science (with a special focus on machine learning and mobile physiology assessment). Our interdisciplinary team is at the forefront of experimental wisdom research and the post-doctoral associate will have an opportunity to learn about the lab’s methodological advances and contribute to their further development. The postdoc will enjoy unique opportunities to collaborate on ongoing research, develop new studies, co-author publications, forge new scholarly connections within the Department, and advance his/her independent program of research.


QUALIFICATIONS. Competitive candidates will have: a PhD in psychology or a related discipline by the time of appointment; a strong track record of research and interest in topics such as stress/emotion regulation, meta-cognition, reasoning, social ecology, machine learning, excellent quantitative statistical skills, and excellent manuscript writing skills. Extensive programming and/or big data analytic experiences are greatly desired.


Salary will be benchmarked above the SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship pay scale at approximately $45K per annum plus benefits. Postdoctoral candidates who have their own funding may also apply.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. Please submit the following materials to Ms. Sonia  Vintan by email (mailto: a cover letter; CV; a 2-3 page personal/ research statement containing biographic information, relevant research experience, and career goals; up to three sample publications; and the contact details of three referees. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Please direct inquiries to Dr. Grossmann by email (

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