Jan 31, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship - The Developmental Origins of Selective Trust and Theory of Mind

  • Concordia University
  • Concordia University, Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Postdoc Postdoctoral

Job Description

Fellowship Description

Research program title

The developmental origins of selective trust and theory of mind

Reference number


Program description

The Cognitive and Language Development Laboratory at Concordia University (https://www.cldlab.com) anticipates an opening in Fall 2020 or Winter 2021 for a postdoctoral fellow to collaborate on research projects on the development of selective trust, theory of mind , bilingualism, and child-robot interactions in infancy and early childhood, with funding from SSHRC and NSERC. The depth of theory of mind in infancy is currently examined with conceptual replications of various paradigms, including violation of expectation, anticipatory looking, interactive, etc. Regarding selective trust, the lab examines developmental changes in the cognitive mechanisms involved in selective social learning. Research paradigms used in the lab include habituation, eye tracking, pupillometry,  interactive lab-based tasks and parental reports. International collaborations with teams from US, Switzerland, Japan and Germany are ongoing.

Academic qualifications required

PhD in Psychology (Developmental Science/Cognitive Science).

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
  • Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
  • Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy

Timeline and application process

The Postdoctoral Fellow must start his/her appointment by March 1, 2021.

Submission process

  • All documents must be submitted to Niyusha Samadi
  • Please include the reference number with your application

Application checklist

  • One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above.
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages).
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to Niyusha Samadi 


The prestigious Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills.


Concordia University


School of Graduate Studies

Reference Number


Apply Now