Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking a full-time research scientist for an NSF-funded research project. The goal of the project is to develop instructional interventions that improve students’ motivation to learn STEM . The candidate chosen for the position will (1) help design and conduct classroom-based interventions to improve students’ motivation to learn science concepts; (2) have competence in analyzing and interpreting data, including proficiency in SPSS and other statistical packages; and (3) write and communicate clearly and concisely. The research conducted will result in co-authorship on publications. Salary will be competitive. The starting date is negotiable. Candidates must have a PhD or be on schedule to obtain one in areas related to cognition, motivation, instructional psychology or science education in 2016 or Spring, 2017. Interested individuals should contact Dr. Xiaodong Lin at firstname.lastname@example.org. For related press releases, see http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2016/02/famous-scientists-struggle.aspx.