Postdoctoral position in mathematical cognition

31 de Octubre de 2019
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The candidates are expected to integrate their work in Mathematical Cognition, Language and Cognition or Social Cognition research lines from the Area of Learning and Cognition of the Center for Advanced Research in Education (CIAE) of the Universidad de Chile. These research lines addressed questions relevant to education using behavioral and electrophysiological data obtained through experimental methods. The candidate is expected to actively collaborate with researchers in this area and other related areas of the CIAE. Our Research Center is located in the city of Santiago, the capital of Chile.


  • A PhD degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Educational Sciences, Mathematics, Linguistics or a related discipline, obtained not before October 2015.
  • Relevant scientific publications.
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills.
  • Experience with interdisciplinary cooperation is highly desirable.

Research proposal:

The candidate must present a brief research proposal (not longer than 3,000 words) to be conducted within the existing lines of research of the Area. The proposal must describe the aim of the research, methodology, research plan and its contribution to Education.

Documents needed for the application

  • Curriculum vitae, including publication list
  • A letter stating reasons for applying (up to 2 pages)
  • Two recent reference letters, focusing on the candidate’s academic work and research skills as well as experience in working collaboratively

Information about the position

  • The candidate will be expected to be fully dedicated to research in an active research-oriented environment, with no teaching duties
  • Expected Duration: One year. The candidate will be expected to apply for external funding to continue their work at CIAE. The Chilean National Commission of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) has a postdoctoral public contest.
  • Financial information: Monthly salary: 1,800,000 Chilean pesos (before taxes; approx. 2,700 US dollars)[1] / Flight ticket (round trip) to Santiago, Chile will be covered


CIAE’s Neuroscience, Cogntion & Educacion Lab

Our Lab is currently equipped with two fully functioning electroencephalographic systems; an EGI 300 with 64 electrodes caps (Geodesics) and an actiCAP (32-to-128 active electrodes caps) plus the MOVE system for wireless recording (Brain Products). These systems allow us to effectively conduct both highly control laboratory experiments as well as in-situ (e.g., in the classroom) electrophysiological research. In addition, an EyeLink 1000 Plus (SR Research) and a Tobii T120 provides the necessary equipment for both mobile and lab-based high resolution eye tracking experiments. All our systems are non-invasive and state-of-the-art, suitable for research with participants of all ages. In addition, we have three small working stations equipped with personal computer for simultaneous computer-based behavioral data collection. All equipment in our Lab will be available to carry out the project, prior proper training.


[1] As a reference, renting a furnished apartment nearby CIAE costs about 800 US dollars per month.

Fuente: Comunicaciones CIAE

Palabras Clave: Postdoctoral position   mathematical cognition  
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