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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 official journals of the society are Journal of Mathematical Psychology and Computational Brain & Behavior.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Modeling
Friday, 07 August 2015 07:58

The Laboratory for Mathematical Psychology at Indiana University seeks a postdoctoral researcher in cognitive modeling and experimental psychology. The resident workplace is in Bloomington, Indiana.


A major duty is assisting Dr. James T. Townsend in fulfilling research outlined in one of two research grants. 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.


Ph.D. in a relevant field of research; background in cognitive modeling and experimental psychology; demonstrated scientific expertise, with publications in refereed journals; extensive experience in experimental design and development; ability to create quantitative models of cognitive processing; solid programming skills, preferably with R, MATLAB, and Python; experience writing grants and manuscripts; ability to work and lead in a team environment; ability to work independently on designated projects; demonstrated interpersonal skills.


Additional Information
The position begins in the fall 2015 and is a one-year appointment; renewal for a second year is contingent on availability of funds, satisfactory performance, acceptable progress in carrying out the assigned duties, and mutual agreement. This is a 100% appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience.


To Apply
A cover letter including a statement of career goals (one paragraph), curriculum vitae, publications, and contact information of three references must be submitted electronically as attachments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr. James T. Townsend, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Mathematical Psychology Laboratory, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 E. 10th Street, PY A312, Bloomington, IN  47405.


Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.