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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.

See the detailed job description for more information, at:

Tenure-Track Position in Data Analytics
Thursday, 29 October 2015 10:14

The Social Science Data Analytic Initiative at Michigan State University is seeking to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor or Professor that has experience applying data analytics to social science problems. The subject area and tenure home for the position is open and the successful applicant could specialize in Economics, Political Science, Geography, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Psychology or other related disciplines. We seek talented individuals that are using new technologies and large-scale data in creative ways to foster knowledge about the social world. Expertise in Bayesian methodologies, statistical learning, geospatial prediction, text analytics, causal inference, or data visualization are particularly valued. Woman and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The closing date for applications is November 14, 2015, though later applications may be accepted if the search remains open.

You must apply for this position via Michigan State University Applicant Page (MAP). Please access the MAP system at, posting number 2242. Please submit your letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Assistant and ABD applicants should also send a sample of research, and please provide at least three letters of recommendation. If an applicant is currently an Associate Professor or Professor, please provide a list of references that we may contact in addition to the letter of interest and CV. MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal opportunity employer.

Positions for Cognition, Perception, and Behaviour
Saturday, 24 October 2015 10:58
Four open (PhD and postdoctoral) positions for Cognition, Perception, and Behaviour in Urban Environments at the Singapore-ETH Centre
The project Cognition, Perception, and Behaviour in Urban Environments, led by Prof. Dr. Christoph Hoelscher (ETH Zürich and Singapore-ETH Centre), will employ a variety of technologies in order to measure physiological and behavioural responses to real and virtual environments. Pre-occupancy evaluation with human participants will lead towards evidence-based design interventions for ongoing building projects in Singapore. At the same time, the comparison of pre- and post-occupancy evaluations at these sites (and their virtual counterparts) will provide unprecedented opportunities for research in cognitive science. The core project team will consist of 5 positions, including 2 Post-doctoral researchers, 2 or 3 PhD students and design support. Successful applicants will fulfill one of these roles in the project. As the thematic roles in the project can be filled at either doctoral student or postdoctoral level, we advertise a total of 8 positions for this inter-disciplinary team.
Positions are available for candidates from a range of disciplines, including Cognitive Science, Psychology, Architecture, Design, Computer Science, Geoinformatics/GIS and related fields.
The Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) is a joint initiative between the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and Singapore’s National Research Foundation. The Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) was first established for this initiative in 2010 in order to address the challenges associated with sustainable urbanization. In addition to ecological, architectural, and transportation aspects of urban development, the second phase of FCL will investigate the relationship between the built environment and real human behavior.
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PhD position (Cognition/Psychology) for Investigations of real world navigation through the built environment:
PhD position (Cognition/Psychology) in Investigations of navigation through virtual environments:
PhD position (Architecture/Design) in Evidence-based design for real buildings using virtual reality:
PhD position (Computer Science) in Development of a virtual reality system for evidence-based design:
Postdoctoral position (Cognition/Psychology) for Investigations of real world navigation through the built environment:
Postdoctoral position in (Cognition/Psychology) Investigations of navigation through virtual environments:
Postdoctoral position (Architecture/Design) in Evidence-based design for real buildings using virtual reality:
Postdoctoral position (Computer Science) in Development of a virtual reality system for evidence-based design:
REU at Vanderbilt
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 09:39

Research Experiment for Undergraduates (REU) at Vanderbilt (Summer 2016)

We are looking for outstanding students interested in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the CatLab at Vanderbilt University this summer 2016. Our REU is part of an NSF-funded project entitled Perceptual Categorization in Real-World Expertise. This project uses online behavioral experiments to understand the temporal dynamics of perceptual expertise, measuring and manipulating the dynamics of object recognition and categorization at different levels of abstraction and assessing how those dynamics vary over measured levels of expertise, using computational models to test hypotheses about expertise mechanisms. Students have opportunities to work on projects ranging from the development of online experiments, development of analysis routines, and development and testing of computational models. This REU is especially appropriate for students interested in applying to graduate programs in psychology, vision science, cognitive science, or neuroscience. The REU provides a $5000 summer stipend, $500 per week for ten weeks; an additional $150 per week helps offsets the cost of housing and meals; a $250 travel allowance is also provided. REUs are restricted to undergraduate students currently enrolled in a degree program and must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive and Neural Modeling of Visual Cognition
Monday, 07 September 2015 11:23

Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt

We are eagerly seeking postdoctoral fellows to join NIH- and NSF-funded projects developing and testing cognitive and neural models of visual cognition.

The range of possible projects is broad and varied, with research aimed at developing and testing computational models of perceptual decision making, visual memory and categorization, and face and object recognition. One line of research aims to model how these change with learning and expertise. Another aims to link cognitive models with neural measures and neural models. In addition to working with the lab PI, Thomas Palmeri, fellows can have opportunities to collaborate with Isabel Gauthier, Gordon Logan, Jeffrey Schall, and other faculty at Vanderbilt. Collaborative opportunities are also possible with members of the Perceptual Expertise Network ( and the Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center ( See the CatLab web site ( for descriptions of current projects and links to recent publications.

Research facilities include computer workstations, laboratory behavioral testing stations, web-based infrastructure for online experiments, eye trackers, and a shared 6000-core / 500TB compute cluster at Vanderbilt’s ACCRE. Postdoctoral fellows will also take advantage of the facilities and support provided by the Department of Psychology (, the Vanderbilt Vision Research Center (, and the Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience (

Candidates can hold a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, mathematics, engineering, or related disciplines. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in computer programming and statistical analyses; some background in computational modeling is strongly desired, some knowledge of Bayesian approaches is also desired. Start date is negotiable, but preference will be given to candidates who can begin within six months. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they arrive. Salary will be based on NIH postdoctoral scale. Applicants should send a cover letter with a brief research statement, a CV, and names and email addresses of three references to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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