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The Seeing Human Laboratory at McGill University is seeking applications for a Post-Doctoral Researcher, beginning Fall 2019. The contract is for one year, but planning for renewal pending excellent performance.

Position Description: The ideal candidate will be interested in contributing to on-going research trajectories in the lab. One trajectory broadly examines social cognitive processes involved in person perception, social categorization, and stereotyping, and particularly how these processes might vary across group boundaries (e.g., gender, race, sexuality, minimal, etc). The other examines how geographic variation in psychological constructs (e.g., prejudice) is associated with outcomes of societal significance. The post-doc could be interested in either, or both, of these areas of research.

The lab uses a wide variety of techniques, including diverse behavioral (e.g., computer mouse-tracking, digital face modeling, group interactions) and statistical techniques (e.g., multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, machine-learning, geo-spatial, big data approaches).

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 person perception, intergroup relations, prejudice and stereotyping. Candidates with programming experience or expertise in MLM, SEM, machine-learning, geo-spatial analyses are desired but expertise in all these areas is not required.

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

How to Apply: Please submit the following materials to the lab manager []: CV, 2-3 page personal/research statement speaking to your interests and what specific research you would hope to pursue in the lab, and the contact details of three referees.

Review of applications will begin on Feb 28, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Hehman at [].

The Seeing Human Lab [Link] will be accepting graduate students to start Fall 2019. Interested students can apply to McGill's Psychology program [Link].

The lab examines how we form impressions of others, particularly across group boundaries (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, politics, etc), and how these impressions contribute to societal factors like prejudice, conflict, and inequality. Specifically, we examine the mechanisms that give rise to impressions at the behavioral and neural level, and how these intergroup perceptions manifest in society. The lab is quite multimethod, implementing a wide variety of techniques and statistical approaches including intergroup interactions, mousetracking, digital face and body modeling, geo-spatial and large-scale data analysis.

Competitive candidates will be highly motivated, excited by research, and possess excellent time-management skills. Applicants will likely have a background in psychology, neuroscience, or cognitive science. Any experience with data management and statistical modeling (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS, Mplus), experimental design and data collection (e.g., DirectRT, e-prime, mousetracking) or programming (e.g., MATLAB, javascript, d3) is valued but not required. Consider this advice on writing your research statement: [Link]

Students interested in joining the lab should feel free to apply to the program that best reflects their research interests, but note that our primary affiliation is with the Social area of the Experimental Psychology track.

If interested, please send an email [] for more specific details about the positions and see here for more detailed information about the school and program [Link].

While the position is open to candidates of all backgrounds, Canadian applicants are encouraged to apply. In particular, Canadian applicants should strongly consider applying for a Canada Graduate Scholarship, due Dec 1st [Link]. This scholarship would increase your salary and free up more of your time for research.

If interested in joining the lab as an undergraduate research assistant, please fill out [this application] and send to our lab manager [].

If interested in working in the lab as a post-doc or visiting scholar, please contact Dr. Hehman.