Postdoctoral Research

The Cognitive Development Center (CDC) at Central European University announces the opening of a postdoctoral position.
Position for: 
Start date: 
Feb 1, 2019

Postdoctoral Research

Cognitive Development Center

Starting date:                       February 1, 2019

Application deadline:          Open until filled

Full Or Part Time:                Full-time (40 hours/week)

The Department of Cognitive Science at Central European University announces the opening of one postdoctoral position at the Cognitive Development Center (CDC).

The project aims to investigate the precursors of logical operations in early development targeting various cognitive processes that contribute to abstract combinatorial thought involved in reasoning and problem-solving. We target the early forms of logical inferences and the way this repertoire is integrated with other kind of information in different cognitive domains. The project and the candidate will benefit of the rich and lively research environment at the CDC that covers broad areas of cognitive development.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field, and a strong record of prior research accomplishments. The successful applicant is expected to develop and conduct research investigating the logical primitives possibly present at preverbal stages of cognitive development, perform behavioral and eye tracking studies primarily with infants, but possibly also with children/adults. Experience with infant research is an advantage.


We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The initial contract is for one year with the possibility of extension.

The research is funded by a European Research Council grant and coordinated by Ernő Téglás. The application is continuous until the position is filled.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 50 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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How to apply: 

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV and
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for two referees.

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