Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associates


The Department of Educational Psychology in the Neag School of Education seeks to hire a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to join its research group in learning sciences and technology.

The scholar will work on a multidisciplinary collaborative team funded by the NIH Science Education Partnership Program and led by Dr. Ido Davidesco at the University of Connecticut (UConn).

This project focuses on developing authentic classroom-based research experiences for high school students. As part of the project, students use innovative, portable brain technologies to learn about their own learning. With support from a scientist, they develop a research question, collect brain and behavioral data, and share their findings with their community (


The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have the opportunity to learn about advances in educational technology and learning sciences and to contribute to all aspects of the project including co-designing curriculum with teachers, developing content for online and in-person professional development, conducting classroom-based educational research, authoring publications, developing new research grants, and managing research teams.


  • PhD in education, learning sciences, psychology, neuroscience, or a related field
  • Research experience relevant to designing and evaluating innovations in school settings
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully on teams and communicate effectively through writing


  • Experience collaborating with teachers and school leaders
  • Experience in mixed-methods research
  • Programming experience (e.g., experience in web development)


Start date for this position is anticipated for Fall 2020. The position is for an initial one-year appointment and is potentially renewable for a second year. Continuation beyond two years is contingent upon future external funding applications. Salary for this position will be determined by NIH guidelines.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #494568 to upload a resumecover letter, and contact information for two (2) professional references. References will only be contacted for finalists. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Please direct all inquiries to:

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 15, 2020. 

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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