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The Austerweil Lab at University of Wisconsin-Madison is looking to hire a full-time Research Specialist. The position will begin July 1st, 2019 and last for one year.

 

Application link: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/501003/research-specialist

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Project:

 

Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating neurodegenerative disease that imposes a huge burden on individuals, families, and the US healthcare system. Yet early diagnosis of the disease remains a difficult challenge. We have designed naturalistic cognitive behavioral tests related to memory and language to predict Alzheimer's disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment during early phases of the disease. We will validate these tests by comparing performance on these tests to performance on existing neurpsychological tests and biomarker data. We will track individuals longitudinally to measure variability and rate of decline.

 

Duties may include:

 

- Implement web experiments in Javascript, Qualtrics, or similar

- Recruit, schedule, and run participants (online and in-person)

- Perform literature reviews

- Data cleaning and preliminary data analyses

- Writing internal progress reports and abstracts/manuscripts for submission to conferences

 

Requirements:

 

- BA or BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or other related field

- Experience with subject recruitment (some undergrad experience is sufficient). Previous work with elderly or clinical population is preferred, but not necessary.

- Must have basic data science skills -- minimum Excel, but basic programming skills is preferred (R/Python especially).

- Good communication and organizational skills.

 

The cognition lab at UNSW Sydney - Ben Newell, Brett Hayes, Dani Navarro, and Chris Donkin - are looking to hire up to four postdocs.

 

Each position is associated with a particular grant, and the details of those grants can be found at:

http://www2.psy.unsw.edu.au/users/bnewell/UNSWCOGLABPOSTDOCS.pdf

 

To apply, visit:

http://external-careers.jobs.unsw.edu.au/cw/en/job/496570/postdoc-research-associate

 

Any questions, feel free to email

Ben Newell - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Dani Navarro - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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The Psychology Department at the University of Kansas has a position for a Visiting Assistant Professor (2 years; with a possibility of renewal for a 3rd). A successful candidate will be able to teach courses in advanced quantitative and computational method and have a research record in the development and use of quantitative/computational methods in psychology. The collegial faculty of the Psychology Department work in and among three graduate programs including the Brain, Behavior, and Quantitative Science Program, the Clinical Science Program, and the Social Psychology Program. The university is located in Lawrence, Kansas, a vibrant and progressive college town located a short drive from metropolitan Kansas City. Please see this link for more information:

https://employment.ku.edu/visiting-assistant-professor/13912br

Please contact Dr. Tim Pleskac, chair of the search committee, for more information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

KU’s Behavioral Science Laboratory & Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research & Treatment is looking for an Assistant Researcher/Lab Manager.

Full details here

 
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Title

Full/Associate/Assistant Professor Tenure System

 

Position Summary

The College of Social Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure system position at the Associate Professor or Professor level to serve as Director of Social Science Data Analytics (SSDA).

 

We seek a dynamic, talented Director who is using new technologies and large-scale data in creative and diverse ways to foster knowledge about the social world and who is able to contribute, in meaningful ways, to promoting an environment in which individuals of differing perspectives, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry. The subject area and tenure home for the position is open. The successful applicant could specialize in Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, or other social science disciplines.

 

The Director will play a key leadership role in overseeing SSDA, identifying and chartering strategic advancements for the College in data analytics, and enhancing the methodological training of its students. The College looks forward to continuing its support for the Social Science Data Analytics program, which includes the SSDA hub office space for multiple post-doctoral and graduate assistantships and funding programs and events that further collaboration, diversification, and training within the College.

 

Required Degree

Doctorate

 

Minimum Requirements

A successful candidate is expected to have a publication record in utilizing data analytic methods to answer basic or applied social questions, a track record of external funding with plans for future funding, and experience in developing or managing an academic program or collaboration effort. We seek candidates with experience in applying either Bayesian methodologies, statistical learning, geospatial prediction, text analytics, causal inference, network analysis, data visualization, or related techniques.

 

Desired Qualifications

The ideal Director candidate would have an ability to serve in a leadership role, overseeing and managing SSDA. This Director would have a vision for SSDA’s role, advocating for the value of social science in data analytics, bringing together SSDA-affiliated faculty members from within the College of Social Science, as well as from other colleges. The Director will help to strengthen the College’s integration and utilization of MSU´s data analytic initiatives, such as the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering and the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research within the College of Natural Sciences, and the Center for Business and Social Analytics jointly administered with the College of Social Science and the Eli Broad College of Business. We also seek experience creating an inclusive research, teaching, and mentoring environment in order to reach those without substantial prior training and to integrate data analytic training among our graduate and undergraduate programs for all students, including our College’s minor in Social Science Data Analytics. Such efforts will seek to grow our data analytic community and enhance its diversity.

 

Required Application Materials

Curriculum vitae, letter of interest, a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity/inclusion will advance MSU's commitment to inclusive excellence, samples of written work, and a list of three references that we may contact.

 

Special Instructions

You must apply for this position online at careers.msu.edu

 

Review of Applications Begins On

01/02/2019

 

Website

http://socialscience.msu.edu/

 

Department Statement

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities and individuals from other underrepresented groups that can diversify the impact of data analytics across the university mission.

 

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

 
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