Post-doctoral Position

Post-doctoral Position Available Duke Canine Cognition Center

The Duke Canine Cognition Center at Duke University is announcing an available post-doctoral position to begin as early as July 1, 2016 but no later than September 1, 2016. We are seeking a candidate passionate about comparative and developmental cognition who will lead our effort to study cognitive development in dogs. The Duke Canine Cognition Center (DCCC) is initiating a longitudinal study of dog development. We will study pet dogs at the DCCC where over 1,000 volunteers bring their dogs to participate in behavioral studies. We will work with collaborators at Canine Companions for Independence and Paws4People to study the development of assistance dogs. We will also access the largest dataset assembled on dog cognition by citizen scientists at For comparative purposes we will study wolves and great apes at established field sites. The postdoctoral position is for one year with the possibility of a second year. $75,000 is available for salary and benefits with an additional $50,000 available to fund research efforts relevant to completing research on dog development. Qualifications: Eligibility for this position requires a doctorate degree (PhD must be obtained before July 2016) and relevant experience studying animal cognition, developmental psychology, behavioral genetics or comparative neurobiology.

To apply to this position please upload a cover letter, C.V., relevant scientific articles, and contact information for 3 references to Academics Jobs Online at Duke-Evolutionary Anthropology-POSTDOC {#7030} ( No paper applications will be accepted unless specifically solicited. Questions may be directed to All complete applications received before April 15, 2016 will be considered.

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