MindCORE Research Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Scholars

MindCORE (Mind Center for Outreach, Research, and Education) seeks to recruit outstanding postdoctoral researchers for our Research Fellowship for Post-doctoral Scholars. Housed within the School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, MindCORE is an interdisciplinary effort to understand human intelligence and behavior.

Designed for individuals who have recently obtained a Ph.D. degree in psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy or other cognitive science discipline, the MindCORE Fellowship is intended as a springboard for young researchers to help them build and establish their own research.  Fellows are encouraged to pursue independent research with one or more faculty working across disciplines at Penn.


Fellows receive a competitive salary and health insurance plus a modest research budget. Fellows also benefit from access to the greater community of academics including visiting scholars plus leading research facilities equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation all on an urban campus in a vibrant city. Fellows are invited to join regular working group meetings within their field plus career development workshops aimed at young researchers. Fellows will be provided with a mentoring committee. Funding is provided in one year terms renewable for up to three years.

Eligibility & Application

  • Applicants must have formally completed all requirements of the PhD degree and provide a copy of their diploma at the time of appointment. Candidates must submit a CV, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and contact information for two references along with an application (available on the MindCORE website January 2018)
  • Application deadline: March 1, 2018


All eligible and complete applications will be evaluated by the Selection Committee. Applications are judged on the following criteria:

  • Scientific excellence
  • Scientific match and interdisciplinarity
  • Career potential

MindCORE seeks to award 2 post-doctoral Junior Fellowships per year. Positions may start as early as July 1, 2018. Questions? Contact pennmindcore@sas.upenn.edu

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