New Post-doc Position to Study Implicit Social Cognition and Robots! 

The Departments of Psychology and Computer Science at Cornell seek to hire a postdoctoral scholar for a one-year position starting September 16th, 2019 (a later start date might be possible).  The position may be renewed for a second year depending on performance.

The post-doc would be primarily based in the Department of Psychology in Professor Melissa Ferguson’s lab, but will also be working with Professor Ross Knepper in the Computer Science Department. As part of a federal grant on implicit social cognition and human-robot interaction, the postdoc will be expected to collaborate on studies examining how people form and change implicit and explicit impressions and memories of robots through interactions.  Robotics experience is not required, but the postdoc will gain experience operating robots in the course of the project. 

We are looking for PhD graduates in social psychology or closely related fields. The ideal candidate should be passionate about social cognition, and interested in human-robot interaction. It is possible that a student with an undergrad degree or other background in psychology and a graduate degree in CS/robotics would be a good match.  Annual salary will follow NIH guidelines. Interviews will be conducted via Skype. 

Evaluation of applications will begin July 31st 2019.

Questions may be directed to Professor Melissa Ferguson,  

To apply, send your CV and research statement to  Please have 3 references send their letters to  You may also upload all your materials here: 

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