Music Lab Postdoc Application
The Harvard Music Lab (PI Samuel Mehr) is hiring a postdoctoral fellow to lead and collaborate on studies of music perception and cognition via a range of methods, including web-based citizen science; developmental, cross-cultural, and cognitive psychology; data science; and computational modeling. Candidates can learn more about our research at http://themusiclab.org.

Applicants should have a strong publication record in any area of the cognitive sciences; experience in the psychology or neuroscience of music and/or audition is strongly preferred. Advanced analytic skills are essential (R, Stata, Python preferred) and web development experience, or a demonstrated ability to learn new development skills quickly, is a priority (javascript, React, CSS, AWS, SQL). Applicants should provide concrete examples of their technical skills.

This is a one-year NIH-funded position with the potential for renewal. Dedicated funds for research and conference travel are available. Please see NIH policy for salary guidelines. The planned start date is 1 August 2020. Please apply by 15 March 2020. We will review applications until the position is filled.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to increasing diversity in scientific and health-related research and especially encourage applications from individuals and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be under-represented in health-related sciences on a national basis. As part of the application, candidates may choose to disclose if they identify as a member of an under-represented group.
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