Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique


Pavillon Jardin
29 rue d'Ulm
75005 Paris, FRANCE

Cognitive development and pathology
Contract starting date
01 October 2020
Application deadline
17 July 2020
Length of internship
2 years
English, French

CNRS offers post-doctoral fellowships on educational inequalities.

If someone would like to apply for a project involving big data in my team, please contact me before July 6th. Applications in English are welcome.

Outlook of possible projects:

Many important questions in education require analysing large and complex datasets including measures of environmental factors, cognitive skills, and educational achievement. We have access to several such datasets: The Eden cohort (N=400 to 1400), the DEPP 2007 panel (N=35 000), the DEPP 2011 panel, as well as more recent data from the national evaluations in 1st and 2nd grade (N=800 000). Other international datasets may also be available (e.g., IMAGEN, ABCD, Millenium cohort…).

Projects may bear on the following questions, among others:

  • What are the early predictors of reading and math ability? to what extent are they mediated by early cognitive skills? to what extent do they differ between boys and girls?
  • What are the early 1st grade predictors of subsequent reading acquisition?
  • What are the characteristics of schools and teachers that produce superior achievement?
  • Bring your own question!

Profile: data science, statistics, econometrics, AI. Any other profile, but with strong analytical skills.