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The Society for Mathematical Psychology promotes the advancement and communication of research in mathematical psychology and related disciplines. Mathematical psychology is broadly defined to include work of a theoretical character that uses mathematical methods, formal logic, or computer simulation. The official journals of the society are Journal of Mathematical Psychology and Computational Brain & Behavior.

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Postdoctoral position in Cognitive & Economic Psychology

Postdoctoral position in Cognitive & Economic Psychology

The Center for Economic Psychology at the Department of Psychology of the University of Basel, Switzerland, is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position for a period of 2 years with the possibility to extend the position for further years. The Center is directed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Rieskamp and is part of the growing Department of Psychology at the University of Basel, one of the leading research universities in Europe.

Researchers will become part of an international research group in an English-speaking environment. The required teaching may be conducted in German or English. The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, decision neuroscience, behavioral economics, or a related field. Solid knowledge of cognitive and decision sciences research and corresponding research methods and an interest in applying these skills to understand the cognitive processes underlying human decision making are appreciated. Experience in cognitive/mathematical modeling, Bayesian statistics and corresponding programming skills (using R/Matlab) are desirable.

The position starts at the 1st of June 2020, but later starting dates are possible. The salary will be very competitive and additional resources are available for funding experiments and conference travel.

Basel is situated at the river Rhine right at the border to France and Germany. It’s a great place to live and work. Health care, quality of life, and public transportation meet the highest international standards. The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity. To increase the number of women in leading academic positions the university strongly encourages applications from women.

Please submit applications (consisting of a cover letter describing research interests, curriculum vitae and up to five preprints as a single PDF file, with the applicant’s name as the file name, and two letters of recommendation) by the 1st of March to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


The planned 2020 annual meeting of the European Mathematical Psychology Group (EMPG 2020) has been canceled.  The organizers write:

"Given the precautions for the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we have decided to cancel the EMPG2020 meeting this August.  We therefore decided to postpone the 51th Meeting of the European Mathematical Psychology Group until next year (Summer 2021).  Stay safe, and hope to see you at EMPG 2021 in Rovereto!"

This post has been updated. The original post read as follows.

The annual meeting of the European Mathematical Psychology Group (EMPG 2020)  will be held at the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Trento, Rovereto pole, Italy, from Monday, August 24, to Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Further information about meeting, registration, fees and abstract submission will be available in January on the event website.

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