Content View Hits : 1187115
Home Job Announcements Postdoctoral Fellowships in Model-based Cognitive Neuroscience


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 Fellowships in Model-based Cognitive Neuroscience
We eagerly seek postdoctoral fellows to join an NIH-funded project in model-based cognitive neuroscience. Applicants will join a collaboration at Vanderbilt University between Thomas Palmeri, Jeffrey Schall, and Gordon Logan linking cognitive models with neural data, with the aim of developing and testing models that explain the behavioral and neural dynamics of perceptual decision making, visual search, and cognitive control. Projects variously combine cognitive modeling, neural modeling, neurophysiology and electrophysiology, and eye movements. The ideal applicant will have expertise in one or more of these areas and wish to develop new expertise linking these areas together in unique ways.


Research facilities include computer workstations, laboratory behavioral testing stations, eye trackers, and a shared 6000-core / 500TB compute cluster at Vanderbilt’s ACCRE for analyses and modeling. 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. 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; we anticipate a three-year fellowship, pending annual review and reappointment. 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 .
Last Updated on Monday, 09 May 2016 10:07