Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Boston College

The Morality Lab, directed by Liane Young, and the Cooperation Lab, directed by Katherine McAuliffe, are seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position to begin between June 1, 2017 and September 1, 2017. The position will be housed in the Psychology Department at Boston College and funded through The Virtue Project. The position will be fully funded for two years (minimum starting salary $47,476, in accordance with the Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act), with a possible extension to a third year.

The position will focus on human virtue. Representative project topic areas include cooperation, morality, punishment, fairness, intergroup cognition, social norms and loyalty. Ideal candidates will have a PhD in Psychology or Neuroscience or a closely related field with experience conducting research on social cognition in children and/or adults. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) behavioral experiments with children; (2) adult or developmental neuroscience; (3) computational modeling and (4) cross-cultural approaches. Additionally, we seek candidates with strong quantitative and/or programming skills (e.g., R, Python, JavaScript).

Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter with statement of research interests (1-2 pages), contact information for three potential references and up to two first-authored publications that you consider representative of your best work. Reference letters will be requested from short-listed applicants. Review of applications will start immediately and proceed until the position is filled. Women, LGBTQ and under-represented minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Boston College is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Please send your application materials, ideally as a single PDF document, to the research group at with the subject line “Center for Virtue Postdoc Application”. Learn more about our labs by visiting and