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Postdoc at the University of Basel
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 14:57

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cognitive & Economic Psychology

The Center for Economic Psychology at the Department of Psychology of the University of Basel, Switzerland, is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral researcher for a period of 2 years with the possibility to extend the position for further years. The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, or neuroscience, solid knowledge in cognitive psychology and research methods and an interest in applying these skills to understand the cognitive processes underlying human decision making. Experience with cognitive modelling (using Matlab or R) or imaging techniques (e.g. fMRI, EEG) is desirable. Applicants will be part of an international research group and an English-speaking environment. The required teaching may be conducted in German or English. The salary will be very competitive and additional resources for funding experiments and conference travel are available.

Please submit applications (consisting of a cover letter describing research interests, curriculum vitae, up to five reprints, and 2 letters of recommendation) by the 6th of March to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The position starts in August 2016, but later and earlier start dates are possible.

The Center for Economic Psychology is directed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Rieskamp. The lab is part of the growing Department of Psychology at the University of Basel, one of the leading research Universities in Europe. Basel is situated at the river Rhine right at the border to France and Germany. It’s a great place to live and work. Health care, quality of life, and public transportation meet the highest international standards. Please do not hesitate to send us an email for further inquiries. We are looking forward to your application!

Postdoc at St Andrews

A post-doctoral position is available in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews. The position is part of a BBSRC funded research project on multisensory decision making, which will be carried out in the lab of Dr Thomas Otto. The research involves psychophysical experiments as well as mathematical modelling. The position includes funding for career development. The initial appointment is for one year, funding is available for up to 3 years. Start date is 1st May 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter.

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PhD Position Human Collective Behaviour

The Max Planck Institute for Human Development is searching for a PhD candidate to investigate the role of individual differences in human and animal collective behaviours, including group formation, group coordination and conflict resolution.

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Professorship at the Institute for Choice

The Institute for Choice (I4C) of the University of South Australia and located in Sydney, Australia, is looking to appoint an internationally/nationally recognized academic for a full-time research position at the Institute for Choice. Both Associate Research Professor and Full Research Professor levels will be considered for this position. The successful candidate will have a substantive background in applied economics, such as food, labour, health, transport, and environmental economics. Whatever the disciplinary focus, however, the candidate must have 1) a strong and traceable methodological research interest in the area of discrete choice modelling and 2) an active research program and future interests in applied research involving human (and, potentially organizational) decision making.

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Predoctoral Position at Max Plank Institute
Thursday, 05 November 2015 09:20

The Max Planck Institute for Human Development is seeking a PhD student with excellent programming skills to conduct research on collective behaviours.

The work will include the development of online, multi-users experiments and the use of computational simulations. The goal of the project is to understand how behaviours, judgments, and emotions spread in social networks.

The Max Planck Institute offers excellent research infrastructures, and Berlin is an amazing place. The working language is English.

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