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Seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join a large collaborative project testing different misinformation interventions. Applicants should have an interest in misinformation and a PhD in Psychology, Political Science, Communication, or a related field.

Psychology and Human Development

Seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join a large collaborative project testing different misinformation interventions. The position will be at Vanderbilt University under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Fazio. Additional mentorship will be provided by Dr. David Rand (MIT) and Dr. Steven Lewandowsky (U of Bristol). The project aims to compare the efficacy of eight popular misinformation interventions through large online survey experiments and field experiments on YouTube. Applicants should have an interest in misinformation and a PhD in Psychology, Political Science, Communication, or a related field. Ideal candidates will have experience with online experiments, large datasets, and/or advanced statistical analyses. In addition, experience with or interest in “team science” is a plus given that the studies are being collaboratively designed by a large team of 70+ misinformation experts worldwide. 

The planned start date is September 1st, 2022, but can be as late as January 2023 if necessary. Anticipated annual salary for this position is $58,000 along with a small budget for moving costs and conference travel. An initial appointment will be made for one-year with an expectation that the position will continue until the summer of 2024.

The postdoc will be encouraged to join the Vanderbilt community in vibrant Nashville, TN, https://www.vanderbilt.edu/nashville/, but a remote position (within the US) may be possible. Postdocs at Vanderbilt are supported by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and further information about the university and the experience of being a postdoc at Vanderbilt is available at https://www.vanderbilt.edu/postdoc/. In addition to participating in colloquia and talk series within the Psychology and Human Development department (e.g., Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium, Cognitive Science of Learning and Development research forum, Equity Diversity and Inclusion journal club), the postdoc will also have the opportunity to join other relevant research communities at Vanderbilt (e.g. Research on Individuals, Politics & Society research group in Political Science, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Vanderbilt Data Science Institute) along with virtual meetings with Dr. Rand’s lab group at MIT.

If interested, please send a CV, a research statement, and the names and contact information of three potential references to lisa.fazio@vanderbilt.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted before July 20th, 2022.

Lisa Fazio
: lisa.fazio@vanderbilt.edu
: 615) 875-8301
2022-07-08 17:25:21

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