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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.

The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Leuven, Belgium, seeks to fill a post-doctoral position in Bayesian cognitive modeling.

The post-doctoral researcher will conduct research in the domain of Bayesian methods of model selection and model complexity for cognitive models. The post-doctoral researcher is also expected to contribute to teaching, including a course on repeated measures ANOVA, multilevel regression, and logistic regression.

Environment: The successful candidate will work in the Research Group of Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences. The group offers an international, productive, collaborative, and interactive environment with about 5 faculty and 17 graduate and postgraduate students. See for further information.

Profile: The applicant must (a) hold a Ph.D. degree in psychology, cognitive sciences, computer science, or statistics, (b) have excellent English communication and writing skills, and (c) have conducted high quality research in the field of mathematical and cognitive modeling. Experience with Bayesian statistics is an advantage. Knowledge of Dutch is not required.

Terms of employment: We offer a competitive salary with various additional benefits (in terms of holidays, health insurance, transport costs), excellent research facilities, and conference and travel budget. The postdoc will be appointed for three years (one year plus an additional two years after a positive evaluation). The preferred starting date is October 1st 2012.

Application procedure: Interested candidates are encouraged to contact wolf vanpaemel for more information. Applications are due by 26 July 2012. Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae, a short statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of at least two references to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it