Postdoctoral Fellow
McGill University - Montréal, QC

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McGill University –Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Learning Sciences, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

McGill University invites applications for a 1-year Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Advanced Technologies for Learning in Authentic Settings Laboratory http://www.mcgill.ca/atlas-lab/. The postdoctoral fellow will assist with the management of research activities involving the design, development, evaluation, and implementation of technology-rich learning environments (TREs) across disciplines. The project involves an international research collaboration consisting of 17 researchers, and other partner organizations and stakeholders and is funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research (SSHRC). The project involves an interdisciplinary team from the fields of learning sciences, educational psychology, computer science, medicine, history, and engineering. The candidate will be involved in building, modifying and testing technology rich learning environments, establishing student models and dynamic forms of assessments, adept with physiological data and affective sensing devices, coding, think-aloud protocols and log file analyses. The focus of the research is examining the relationship between learning and affect in specific contexts. The candidate will work with Dr. Susanne Lajoie to conduct research with members of an interdisciplinary team, contribute to scholarly writing, coordinate team meetings and help coordinate grant milestones and reporting.

Qualifications. A Ph.D in educational psychology, psychology, cognitive science, computer science or related fields. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal, writing and research skills (quantitative and qualitative methodologies), strong time management and organizational skills, the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines and work both independently and as a member of a research team. The candidate should have prior experience with and future goals for publishing research. Candidates with an interest in data mining and discourse processing are encouraged to apply.

McGill University regulations require that Postdoctoral Fellows be within five years of graduating with a Ph.D. or equivalent (including a recognized health professional degree plus a medical specialty) and engaged in research with and under the supervision of a member of McGill’s academic staff. Please refer to http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/becoming/#elig and http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/becoming/registration for additional requirements set by McGill University. The following link, http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/international/ is relevant for international postdoctoral fellows since it describes procedures for attaining a work permit, and issues related to immigration and healthcare.

Target Start Date: March 1, 2013. Exact start date is negotiable

Salary: $40-45K annual salary
Submit vitae, statement of research interests and three letters of reference. Review of applicants begins January15, 2013 until the position is filled.

Interested applicants are invited to direct inquiries to: email listed or 514-398-3429.


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