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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 Society journal is the Journal of Mathematical Psychology.

Salary Level A: A$74,129 - A$79,288 per year (plus 9% employer superannuation and leave loading) (1 AU$ = approx. 1.04 US$)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow (Cognitive Psychology) in the School of Psychology at UNSW. The successful applicant will undertake work on experimental and cognitive modelling approaches to the study of decision making. The research is funded by an Australian Research Council Grant held jointly by Associate Professor Ben Newell (School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney) and Professor Michael Lee (Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine).

The Fellow will be based in Ben Newell's Lab at UNSW in Sydney but there will also be opportunities for working visits to Professor Lee's lab in UC Irvine during the period of employment. The position offers an invaluable opportunity to join an international team committed to high quality research into the cognitive mechanisms underlying decision making.

Applicants must have completed (or be near completion of) a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Decision Sciences or related discipline; high level skills in experimental design, statistical analysis; strong computational skills; the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Knowledge of the judgment and decision making literature is desirable.

This is a full-time position fixed term for 1 year, with possibility of a 1 year extension.

Applicants should address the selection criteria found within the position description, in their online application.

For further information about the position, please contact the Associate Professor Ben Newell, telephone (61 2) 9385 1606 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Applications can be made on-line at

Applications close : 14 December 2011