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Assistant Professor in Cognitive Sciences at University of California, Irvine

The Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) position with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.

We are seeking scientists who study learning, memory, decision making, and related topics with behavioral, developmental, computational, artificial intelligence, or neuroimaging methods. Of particular interest are cognitive scientists who combine an empirical research program with innovative quantitative analysis or computational modeling. The successful candidate will interact with a dynamic and growing community in cognitive, computational, and neural sciences within the department (http://www.cogsci.uci.edu/) and the broader campus.

Interested candidates can find specific application requirements and the online application at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05668. To ensure full consideration, applications must be completed by December 1, 2019.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI understands the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education. As a Minority Serving Institution, UCI seeks future faculty who will contribute to our enduring commitment to inclusive excellence and serve as role models.

 
Research Analyst at Computational Decision-making Lab at Vanderbilt University

The Computational Decision-making Lab at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a full-time Research Analyst position to begin in late summer/fall 2019. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled. We are looking for applicants interested in applying a computational approach to studying human judgment and decision-making.

 

The Research Analyst will contribute to all aspects of our lab’s research, including (1) programming experiments and collecting data for laboratory and online studies; (2) analyzing data using practices geared toward fully reproducible science (e.g. OSF); and (3) general lab support and management. The ideal candidate will be interested in ultimately pursuing graduate study in psychology, neuroscience, data science, or a related field.

 

Qualifications:

- A Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field

- Experience developing and implementing behavioral experiments in the lab and online (such as with PsychoPy, Qualtrics, jsPsych)

- Experience interacting with human subjects

- Experience managing large online experiments (e.g., with Amazon Mechanical Turk)

- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

 

Application Instructions:

 

Interested applicants should apply online at

https://vanderuniv.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1900917&tz=GMT-05%3A00

 

The application can also be accessed at https://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/ by searching for position number 1900917. Candidates will need to create an account in the Work at Vanderbilt system in order to apply.

 

For questions about the position or application process, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Details of the position can also be found here:

https://computationaldecisionlab.wordpress.com

 
Research Specialist at The Austerweil Lab at University of Wisconsin-Madison

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.

 
Postdoc Research Associate Positions at UNSW Sydney Cognition Lab

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

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

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

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

 
Visiting Assistant Professor in Quant/Computational Psych at the University of Kansas

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

 
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