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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Applied Psychology of Learning - 38608

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Washington University


Saint Louis, MO

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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. 

Essential Functions:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Psychology of Learning

The Memory Dynamics Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis, under the direction of Dr. Andrew C. Butler, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position. The fellow will work closely with Dr. Butler and his collaborators from across the country on grant-funded research that investigates how to implement principles and findings from the science of learning within educational practice. Themes that are being explored in this project include higher-order learning, the interplay between learning and motivation, personalization and individual differences, and the impact of technology on learning. An important goal of this position is to provide a postdoctoral experience that will facilitate the Fellow’s development as a scholar in preparation for a career in academia.

The Memory Dynamics Laboratory is situated in the Department of Education, but it also has strong ties to the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and The Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE). More information is available via the links below:

Memory Dynamics Laboratory:

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Washington University in St. Louis:

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Andrew C. Butler (

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 Applied Psychology of Learning.  This position is for the Danforth Campus.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, cognitive science, learning sciences, educational psychology, educational technology, social psychology, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have a background in experimental research on learning, a strong record of refereed publications, experience conducting research in applied settings, and a passion for improving education. The position is available beginning in Summer 2018, but start date is flexible.

Applicant Special Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vita, statement of research interests, and reference letters from three people who can describe the applicant’s background, interests, and research potential.

Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted electronically.  Please visit the Washington University Human Resources web page (

) and search for job requisition number 38608. Candidates should create an account, complete the application form and upload a CV and supporting materials. Please follow the directions below for uploading documents to your profile. 

Log into your account. Click on ‘My Activities’.

Click on ‘Add Attachment’.

Choose attachment type and purpose and click ‘Upload Attachment’.

Browse for document on your computer and upload file.

You may upload your documents as one file or individual files.  Letters of reference and questions should be e-mailed to

Applications will be considered until the search is concluded. In order to assure full consideration, candidates must submit an online application and all supporting materials by February 1. After this date, review of applications will continue on a rolling basis until the search is concluded.

Salary Range:

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.

Internal Applicant Instruction:

Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account.  If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor.   To attach these documents, go to:  My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.

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Washington University in St. Louis’ mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University’s faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country and the world.

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