Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Psychology

New Jersey, United States
14 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Department of Psychology at Princeton University invites applications for 1 or 2 postdoctoral or more senior level research positions in the Stigma and Social Perception Lab, under the supervision of Drs. Stacey Sinclair & Nicole Shelton. The lab conducts research using a variety of methods, including lab-based experiments, surveys, and experience-sampling, to study factors that influence the manifestation and consequences of prejudice. The successful candidate will assist with developing materials, data management, and data analysis of a longitudinal study on the racial achievement gap in local schools. 

This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. Start date is negotiable but will ideally start January 1, 2019. Please submit a CV, a cover letter describing academic and research goals, as well as technical and research experience. Please also submit contact information for at least three references. Contact Dr. Stacey Sinclair ( for additional questions.


Essential Qualifications

  • A recent Ph.D. in psychology, sociology, education or relevant social science field
  • Experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS)
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and families
  • Be detail-oriented, motivated, efficient, and able to work independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with large, longitudinal datasets
  • Knowledge of multilevel modeling
  • Experience with social network analysis
  • Strong programming, statistical, or web development skills

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This position is subject to the University's background check policy.