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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.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Modeling
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 11:45

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Laboratory for Mathematical Psychology at Indiana University and the Visual Neuroscience Laboratory at The University of Oklahoma seek a postdoctoral researcher in cognitive modeling and experimental psychology. This is a two-site study, but the resident workplace is in Bloomington, Indiana. The position is funded by the National Science Foundation.


A major duty is assisting Dr. James T. Townsend (Indiana University) and Dr. Michael J. Wenger (The University of Oklahoma) in fulfilling research outlined in an NSF grant, Building a Unified Theory-Driven Methodology for Identification of Elementary Cognitive Systems. Duties also include overseeing graduate students, undergraduate RAs, and technical assistants; planning and carrying out experiments; data analysis; model testing; and preparing manuscripts for publication.


Ph.D. in a relevant field of research; background in cognitive modeling and experimental psychology; demonstrated scientific expertise, with publications in refereed journals; extensive experience in experimental design and development; ability to create quantitative models of cognitive processing; solid programming skills, preferably with R, MATLAB, and Python; experience writing grants and manuscripts; ability to work and lead in a team environment; ability to work independently on designated projects; demonstrated interpersonal skills.

Additional Information

The position begins in the fall and is a one-year appointment; renewal for a second year is contingent on availability of funds, satisfactory performance, acceptable progress in carrying out the assigned duties, and mutual agreement. This is a 100% appointment. Salary is $40,000/year.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter including a statement of career goals (one paragraph), curriculum vitae, publications, and contact information of three references. Apply to Dr. Michael J. Wenger, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Center for Applied Social Research, The University of Oklahoma, 3100 Monitor Avenue, Suite 100, Norman, OK 73019.


The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.