Post-doc in Early Social Cognition at the CEU

Postdoctoral Research Positions in Early Social Cognition
Cognitive Developmental Center
Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary
Directed by Professors Gergely Csibra and György Gergely

We have funding for two postdoctoral positions, starting from September 2009 (or when filled), to work collaboratively on research on social cognition in infants and toddlers. Specific questions of investigation include early understanding of ostensive referential communication, the development and representation of artifacts and natural kind concepts, mechanisms of cultural transmission of generic knowledge, and action understanding and representing other minds in normally developing and autistic children, using behavioral, eye-tracking and electrophysiological (EEG and ERP) techniques. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field, and a strong record of prior research accomplishments. Familiarity with eye-tracking or electrophysiological methodology is an advantage.

Interested persons should send a cover letter stating research interest, a CV, and contact address for 3 references to Human Resources Office, Central European University, H-1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 9., Hungary, e-mail: We encourage electronic applications. We will start reviewing applications in mid-April, 2009. Informal inquiries about the positions could be addressed to Professor György Gergely ( or to Professor Gergely Csibra (

CEU ( is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences, located in Budapest, Hungary and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU's primary mission is to promote academic excellence, state of the art research and civic commitment, so as to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe. CEU offers both master's and doctoral programs, and it enrolls about 1500 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more then 130 resident faculty from more than 30 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.




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