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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Psychological & Brain Sciences - 51005 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in the Somers Family Hall on the Danforth Campus.

Essential Functions


Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at Washington University in St. Louis, to work on a research project funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation to investigate issues in collective memory. The researcher will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data and helping to coordinate projects among investigators.


  1. Design experiments and studies.
  2. Collect data and supervise data collection.
  3. Write manuscripts and give presentations.
  4. Supervise students and staff researchers.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Ph. D. degree (or about to be awarded one) in psychology, sociology, anthropology or a related field.
  • Solid background in research design and statistics.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research experience in studies of both individual and collective memory.
  • Good programming and data analysis skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with SPSS and/or R statistical programs, Excel, programming (e.g., Python).
  • Expertise in making graphs and presentations.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Psychological & Brain Sciences - 51005

Job ID: 51005

Location: Danforth - Main Campus

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular