The Social Perception lab of Dr. Mel Rutherford in McMaster University’s Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour is hiring a post-doctoral fellow. Ideally the candidates will work in the field of social perception, the perception of groups, the impact of perceived group membership on morality judgement, or evidence-based approaches to diversity and inclusion, but associated fields of research will be considered. Research in the lab employs a combination of psychophysics and social psychological methods and approaches. This is a senior position within the lab, and the post-doctoral fellow will work closely with Dr. Rutherford in developing a productive research program. In addition to research activities, the post-doctoral fellow will work closely with the lab team in supporting all research activity in the lab and may have an opportunity to mentor undergraduate thesis and research students, if desired. Appointment is for one year position and may be renewed for an additional year or two, contingent upon research funding.
Minimum Qualifications: A successful candidate must have (a) a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field, obtained within the last 5 years, (b) a strong methodological and quantitative background, and (c) a strong track-record of collecting, analyzing and publishing data.
Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of R Studio and Python is desirable but not required. Some training in standardized tests such as the WISC and WAIS is desirable.
Responsibilities involve recruitment, stimulus design, data collection, data analyses, and knowledge transfer. The development of an active research program in collaboration with Dr Rutherford is the primary activity, and support of all of the research being conducted in the lab is desired, as this postdoctoral fellow will hold a senior position in the lab and will be regarded as a mentor to the students in the lab.
Pay: the pay will be commensurate with experience, in accordance with Canada’s tri-council pay scale.
All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. However, those legally able to work in Canada will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. Accordingly, the University especially encourages applications from women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.
McMaster University is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities, and one of the top 100 universities in the world. The University is located on a scenic 300-acre campus in Hamilton, Ontario, which enjoys the reputation of being Canada’s waterfall capital. Hamilton is a thriving, cosmopolitan city with a population of well over 500,000, and is located less than an hour from Toronto, and an hour from the Canada/US border