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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.

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Assistant Professor in Quantitative Psychology
Thursday, 17 August 2017 01:45

The Department of Psychology in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of August 2018. We seek applicants engaged in outstanding research in quantitative psychology who develop cutting-edge quantitative methods. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily quantitative methods courses. The specific area of quantitative focus is open, but applicants are particularly sought in any one of the following areas:

 

(a) Categorical and latent class modeling, including Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM), Growth Curve Modeling, and SEM;

(b) Psychological measurement, including contemporary issues in Item Response Theory, Computerized Adaptive Testing, and incorporation of Individual Differences, including cultural differences into measurement;

(c) Bayesian methods, particularly Markov Chain, Monte Carlo (MCMC) techniques;

(d) Computational techniques for brain imaging (fMRI, NIRS, MEG, EEG) and brain activity mapping, and the associated neurocomputational modeling of cognition and perception;

(e) Large-scale analytical techniques, or what is often referred to as “Big Data” methods: Social Network Analysis, Deep Learning, Bioinformatics (including Genetics), Exploratory Data Mining, Predictive Analytics;

 

All applicants are required to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.  In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-in-quantitative-psychology/1209/5401224 . The applicant should upload cover letter, CV, research statement, representative scholarly papers, and names of three referees who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference. Please send any inquiries to Professor Richard John at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Screening of applicants will begin October 2, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

 

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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.

http://www.northropgrumman.com/Careers/Pages/default.aspx

 

 
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; http://blairarmstrong.net.

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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 .

 
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