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Inventive Use of Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:59

A post doctoral position is available on a NSF project studying how mathematical knowledge is learned and then used in inventive ways.  Candidates with a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, computer science, or related fields are encouraged to apply.  The project has taken many approaches to this question including behavioral studies, neural imaging, and computational modeling.  The involvement of the post doc in this position will depend on their strengths, interests, and what they want to lean.  The position has funding for at least 2 years.

Interested candidates should send inquiries and applications (CV, research interests, references) to John Anderson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Data Research Scientist
Monday, 08 May 2017 21:47

Northrop Grumman Corporation is looking for a Behavioral Research Scientist to work with a team of researchers using large administrative data assets for studies of health and readiness among U.S. military service members. The research team conducts a variety of research studies and program evaluation efforts for the U.S. military, and works primarily within a data environment that houses a wealth of administrative, personnel, survey, and medical data (i.e., “big data”) on extremely large populations. Projects generally focus on resilience, health, and readiness among military service members, and include population-based studies, machine learning projects, measurement analysis, and pilot program evaluations.

The Behavioral Research Scientist will support several projects by managing and analyzing data from multiple datasets and sources. Candidates should have a PhD in Health Psychology, Medical Psychology, Social Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, Public Health or other relevant field.

Master’s level candidates with several years of experience will also be considered. Ideal candidates will have advanced expertise in health, behavioral medicine, behavioral health and working with large-scale or population-level datasets. Additionally, advanced analytic and statistics skills are preferred. Candidates must be able to work autonomously and enjoy collaboration with a team.

Please submit a resume or CV with your application.


Computational Mechanisms Underlying Reading
Monday, 03 April 2017 14:43

The Language & Neurocomputation Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, Scarborough invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral fellow to study the computational mechanisms underlying reading. The position reports to the Director, Professor Blair Armstrong;

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Test Development Postdoctoral Fellowship
Monday, 19 December 2016 18:46

The Center for Autism Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is looking to hire a postdoc to help with an IQ test development project. We are seeking candidates with expertise in item response theory and computer adaptive testing to develop new tests for assessing cognitive and other skills for application in large samples of children and adults. Resources are available for national norming and quick application to large populations with autism and other psychiatric disorders. A cognitive ability test development project is ongoing and needs support. New projects are to be developed by the candidate. The successful applicant would work with a small team to develop and validate a measure with broad applications in research of families with autism and other neuropsychological disorders. This position can be guaranteed for 1 or 2 years depending on preferences of applicant. Start date is flexible, with preference to candidates who can start sooner. Very competitive salary. The position is located in Philadelphia, PA at the Center for Autism Research within the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania.

Please send inquires along with CV to Robert Schultz, PhD and Caitlin Clements at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Modeling Postdoc at KU Leuven
Friday, 04 November 2016 22:03


The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the KU Leuven-University of Leuven, Belgium, seeks motivated candidates to fill a postdoc position on the project “Statistical models for emotion dynamics” (PI and advisors: Eva Ceulemans, Francis Tuerlinckx and Peter Kuppens).

Project: The aim of the project is to develop, evaluate and apply statistical models for studying the  patterns of emotional change that people experience in their daily lives, the processes that underlie such patterns, and, ultimately, how these patterns contribute to shaping their well-being or maladjustment. The delineation of the specific research topic within the broader research program of the Research Group will depend on several factors, including the expertise of the selected candidate.

Environment: The successful candidate will work in the Research Group of Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences under the supervision of Eva Ceulemans, Francis Tuerlinckx and Peter Kuppens. The group offers an international, productive, collaborative, and interactive environment with about 6 faculty and 25 graduate and postdoc researchers. See for further information.

The KU Leuven-University of Leuven is a research oriented institution and is consistently ranked among the top research universities in Europe. Leuven is one of the oldest university towns in Europe, about 30 km from Brussels. It has a rich history, culture and night life, and a unique friendly atmosphere.

Profile: The applicant hasn't lived or worked in Belgium for more than 2 years in the last 3 years. The applicant has a PhD which was not obtained in Belgium, preferably in statistical modeling of intensive longitudinal data or time series, a passion for research, a strong track record as evidenced by international scientific publications, and excellent English communication and writing skills. A background in research on emotion, well-being, and/or affect dynamics is an asset.

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 position is offered for a one-year period, with the possibility of a one year extension. The start date is as soon as possible.

Application procedure: Interested candidates can contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. Applicants should upload their motivation letter and full CV, and the names and contact information of at least two references through before November 30th 2016.

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