Thursday, September 13, 2012

Postdoc at Stanford

The AAA Lab at Stanford ( is seeking a postdoctoral research associate who will integrate well with a small team led by Professor Dan Schwartz. The primary responsibility will involve developing and testing optimal ways to design and utilize science/math computer simulations in middle-schools to support deeper learning. This project is in close collaboration with the PhET team at the University of Colorado, Boulder ( Well-qualified applicants should have a strong background in math or science education, learning sciences, cognitive science, data mining, or technology design. Demonstrated experience with middle-school students is a plus.

The post-doctoral research associate will be expected to have secondary involvement in one or more other projects within the lab. The lab studies understanding and the ways that technology can facilitate its development. The lab works at the intersections of cognitive science, education, and computer science as applied to STEM learning. A sample of other projects includes choice-based assessments, contrasting cases, early mathematics, neuroscience, and informal learning outcomes.

The position is for 2 years with full benefits and possibility of extension. Interested candidates should send a short cover letter, CV, relevant papers, and references to: Contact: Kristen P. Blair, Ph.D. Email: