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Researcher in Cognitive & Economic Psychology
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 12:54

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, neuroscience or a related field, 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) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Review of applications will start May 15th 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. The position can begin in September 2015, but later start dates are possible.

The Center for Economic Psychology is directed by Prof. Dr. Joerg 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!

Prof. Dr. Joerg Rieskamp
Center for Economic Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Basel
Missionsstrasse 62A, 4055
Basel, Switzerland
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
UT Dallas Research Positions
Friday, 10 April 2015 10:18

The Computational Psychiatry Unit (www.neurocpu.com) at The University of Texas at Dallas and The Southwestern Medical Center invites applications for multiple research positions. This is an exciting opportunity to work in the emerging interdisciplinary field of computational psychiatry, which seeks to redefine mental disorders in terms of aberrant computations at multiple scales, and to improve mental health by applying modern neuroscientific techniques and discoveries.

Access to state of the art facilities including: multiple research-dedicated 1.5T MRI systems, two research-dedicated human 3T MRI systems, one human 7T MRI system, two PET systems (with coregistering MRI), a SPECT camera, a high field system for animal studies, four EEG systems equipped for both 64 and 128 channel recordings, TMS, rTMS, tDCS, and HD tDCS equipment.

 

Position 1: Research Coordinator in Computational Psychiatry

The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of research in the lab, including: acquisition of behavioral and neural data, preparing consent forms and paperwork related to research ethics, assembling and administering neuropsychological assessments, screening and recruiting participants, obtaining informed consent, scheduling participants for testing, tracking progress of the study and data collection, verifying data and entering pertinent information into database for statistical analysis, conducting statistical analyses, and assisting with manuscript preparation.

Qualifications: BS/BA degree in any area of psychology, neuroscience, biomedical sciences, or related fields is required. Master’s degree in any of these fields and/or clinical experience is preferred. Experience with any of the following would be an added advantage: neuropsychological assessment, psychopharmacology, psychophysiology, brain imaging data analysis, MATLAB, R, python, C++, and signal processing. The candidate must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with clinical populations; a willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner; and a strong work ethic.

How to Apply: Please email a CV, a one-page statement of research interests and career goals in a single PDF document titled with RA_YourName.pdf to Dr. Xiaosi Gu at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Position 2: Data Analyst in Computational Psychiatry

The successful candidate should have a deep understanding of computational modelling and programming (e.g. MATLAB, R, python, C++). Additional experience would be useful but not required in computational biology, genomics, or multi-modality neuroimaging platforms (fMRI, electrophysiology, PET, transcranial magnetic stimulation, tDCS, MR spectroscopy, DTI, etc.). The research may be applied to elucidate the neural and computational mechanisms of cognition and decision-making in both healthy volunteers and in brain injuries or psychiatric diseases such as Addiction, Autism, Mood Disorders, and Schizophrenia.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in a quantitative fields is required; PhD degree in a quantitative field is preferred; familiarity with data analysis and signal processing; an ability to work well in a multidisciplinary, highly collaborative research team; an interest in translational research between neuroscience, computational models, and clinical populations; and a strong record or potential for scholarly productivity.

How to Apply: Please email a CV, a one-page statement of research interests and career goals in a single PDF document titled with Analyst_YourName.pdf to Dr. Xiaosi Gu at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Position 3: Postdoctoral Researcher

The successful candidate should have a deep understanding of neuroscience, cognition, and computational modelling. Additional experience would be useful but not required in computational biology, genomics, or multi-modality neuroimaging platforms (fMRI, electrophysiology, PET, transcranial magnetic stimulation, tDCS, MR spectroscopy, DTI, etc.). The research may be applied to elucidate the neural and computational mechanisms of cognition and decision-making in both healthy volunteers and in brain injuries or psychiatric diseases such as Addiction, Autism, Mood Disorders, and Schizophrenia.

Qualifications: PhD degree in a quantitative field is required; an ability to work well in a multidisciplinary, highly collaborative research team; an interest in translational research between neuroscience, computational models, and clinical populations; and a strong record or potential for scholarly productivity.

How to Apply: Please email a CV, a one-page statement of research interests and career goals in a single PDF document titled with Postdoc_YourName.pdf to Dr. Xiaosi Gu at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Benefits of the jobs include:

*Ability to be involved with established, innovative, multidisciplinary collaborations

*Ability to work on research projects highly relevant to health outcomes

*Potential for high publication rate

*High potential for innovation in research design

*Competitive salary and benefits

*One year position, renewable for 2nd year based upon available funding, performance, and productivity. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Start date could be as early as 1st of August, 2015.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. UT Dallas strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University’s faculty and administration.

 
Research Associate in Cognition, Learning and Education
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 11:28

One position is now available for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to investigate learning and transfer of novel concepts using both artificial domains and real-world educational materials as part of a scientific team based within the School of Psychology and the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. Duties include (but not limited to) the design and implementation of studies into concept learning and knowledge transfer; and communicating results to the broader international scientific community.

Full Position Details

 
U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
Monday, 29 December 2014 13:16

Research positions with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

**With apologies and respect to our valued colleagues of other nationalities, only U.S. citizens and permanent legal residents of the United States are eligible for these positions.**

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Cognitive Models and Agents Branch has a variety of contract positions available for talented cognitive, computational, and computer scientists interested in working on basic and applied cognitive science research. Our research portfolio combines empirical human subjects studies and formal, rigorous modeling and simulation methods to replicate, understand, and predict human performance and learning, and to create new cognitive science-based methods, tool, and technologies.

The following positions are available immediately. Salaries are commensurate with experience. These full-time positions require that candidates have or be eligible to obtain a U.S. DoD Secret Security Clearance:

-Research assistant for predictive performance equation research. This is mathematical modeling for personalized, adaptive timing of education and training events. The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree or above and prior research experience (data collection, data analyses, summarizing, presenting, and publishing results) in cognitive science, cognitive or experimental psychology, or a closely related discipline.

-3 software engineer positions:
--Intelligent search, scheduling, web-services engineer
---Expertise required:  MySQL, PHP
--Heuristics for machine-aided diagnostics and decisions engineer
---Expertise desired:  statistical methods and machine-learning experience
--Robust autonomous sensing engineer
---Expertise desired:  Java-based agent development

These positions all require design and development experience across a broad range of system and software technologies. Successful candidates will be competent with C/C++, Python, and bash shell scripts, experienced working in Linux, and comfortable diving into new languages and technologies as needed. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering related discipline with 7+ years of related work experience, or a Master's degree with 4+ years of related work experience. Primary responsibility is to collaborate with team members on the design, development, and implementation of software infrastructures and innovative new methods for large-scale cognitive modeling, implemented in part using Department of Defense high performance computing resources.

-2 cognitive scientist positions:
--Heuristics for machine-aided diagnostics and decisions
--Robust autonomous sensing

These positions require computational modeling and simulation of human performance in dynamic, uncertain, non-stationary environments. In both cases, successful candidates will have master's or doctoral degrees (or equivalent levels of prior work experience) and evidence of substantive prior contributions in cognitive science, cognitive or experimental psychology, or a closely-related discipline.

Other positions, including summer internships, may be available, pending budgetary approval. Highly qualified candidates should send a statement of interest explaining which position(s) they are applying for along with a CV or resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Modeling and Experimental Neuroscience
Monday, 22 December 2014 13:30

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Model-based Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at The Ohio State University seeks a postdoctoral researcher in cognitive modeling and experimental neuroscience.

Responsibilities

The major duty is assisting Dr. Brandon M. Turner (Ohio State University) in fulfilling research objectives such as development of cognitive-neural models of decision making, examining the neural and behavioral basis of confidence in perceptual decision making, development and implementation of algorithms for performing calibration of deep brain stimulation devices, and/or adaptive design optimization of fMRI scan protocols. Duties also include overseeing graduate students, undergraduate RAs, and technical assistants; planning and carrying out experiments; data analysis; model testing; and preparing manuscripts for publication.

Summary of Qualifications

Experience analyzing fMRI data, EEG data, cognitive modeling, Bayesian statistics, and computer programming.

Summary of Duties

This position performs basic research related to dynamic decision making by analyzing behavioral data, fMRI data, and EEG data; designs experiments; programs stimuli/experiments; collects and analyzes data; prepares manuscripts documenting results for publications in book chapters and peer-reviewed journals; prepares conference submissions for dissemination of research results; assists in preparation and submission of grant applications; mentors and assists graduate students in the lab.

Other Information

The start date of the position is negotiable, but would ideally begin June 1, 2015. This is a one-year appointment, but renewal for a second year is contingent on satisfactory performance, acceptable progress in carrying out the assigned duties, and mutual agreement. This is a 100% appointment. Salary ranges from $40,000 - $42,000 per year, depending on qualifications.

To Apply

Please submit your application through the online portal here: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/60087. The link will ask for a variety of information including two references, a resume, and a cover letter.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

 
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