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Postdoctoral position in Cognitive & Economic Psychology

Postdoctoral position 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 postdoctoral position for a period of 2 years with the possibility to extend the position for further years. The Center is directed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Rieskamp and is part of the growing Department of Psychology at the University of Basel, one of the leading research universities in Europe.

Researchers will become part of an international research group in an English-speaking environment. The required teaching may be conducted in German or English. The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, decision neuroscience, behavioral economics, or a related field. Solid knowledge of cognitive and decision sciences research and corresponding research methods and an interest in applying these skills to understand the cognitive processes underlying human decision making are appreciated. Experience in cognitive/mathematical modeling, Bayesian statistics and corresponding programming skills (using R/Matlab) are desirable.

The position starts at the 1st of June 2020, but later starting dates are possible. The salary will be very competitive and additional resources are available for funding experiments and conference travel.

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. The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity. To increase the number of women in leading academic positions the university strongly encourages applications from women.

Please submit applications (consisting of a cover letter describing research interests, curriculum vitae and up to five preprints as a single PDF file, with the applicant’s name as the file name, and two letters of recommendation) by the 1st of March to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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 ( and the broader campus.

Interested candidates can find specific application requirements and the online application at: 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.



- 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


The application can also be accessed at 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:

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:

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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




- 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:


To apply, visit:


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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

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