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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.

Computational Neuroscience Position at UC Davis
Thursday, 03 November 2016 15:18

The University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenure-track position in computational neuroscience focusing on innovative new data analysis and modeling methods for linking cognitive and/or affective processes to their underlying neural substrates (such as those arising from noninvasive neuroimaging techniques or invasive multi-electrode recordings). The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level and will be 50% in Psychology (within the Quantitative area) and 50% in Statistics or Computer Science. Research space will be located at the strongly interdisciplinary Center for Mind & Brain (http://mindbrain.ucdavis.edu). Applications are sought from scholars who have strong and innovative research portfolios that would complement the existing research at the Center for Mind & Brain and the relevant academic departments. We are seeking a computational neuroscientist with a strong track record of developing and/or implementing state-of-the-art methods for analyzing and/or modeling complex brain networks (matching our existing world-class expertise in experimental methods). This is a part of a 3-year initiative to hire 10+ new faculty across multiple departments who focus on advanced computational theory and methods, including clusters of hires in computational neuroscience, network science, and data science (see http://comphip2016.ucdavis.edu).

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, physics, psychology, neuroscience, or related field (must be completed by the first day of classes, September 27, 2017); a strong commitment to high quality teaching of appropriate courses within the home departments; and the potential to attract substantial extramural funding.

The individual’s computational laboratory will be located at the Center for Mind & Brain, an interdisciplinary research center with 20 core faculty from a variety of disciplines. UC Davis has a large and highly collaborative neuroscience community, and there will also be many opportunities for interactions with neuroscientists at the Center for Neuroscience, the MIND Institute, the Imaging Research Center, the Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging, and a variety of departments on the main campus and at the medical school. There will also be ample opportunities to interact with our growing community of researchers who focus on developing state-of-the-art approaches to understanding and analyzing large, complex, multidimensional data sets across a variety of substantive domains.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, representative reprints and/or preprints, a statement of contributions to diversity, and at least three letters of recommendation electronically at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01310. The cover letter should indicate whether Computer Science or Statistics would be the appropriate academic department in addition to Psychology.

 
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