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Modeling Postdoc at KU Leuven
Friday, 04 November 2016 22:03

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The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the KU Leuven-University of Leuven, Belgium, seeks motivated candidates to fill a postdoc position on the project “Statistical models for emotion dynamics” (PI and advisors: Eva Ceulemans, Francis Tuerlinckx and Peter Kuppens).

Project: The aim of the project is to develop, evaluate and apply statistical models for studying the  patterns of emotional change that people experience in their daily lives, the processes that underlie such patterns, and, ultimately, how these patterns contribute to shaping their well-being or maladjustment. The delineation of the specific research topic within the broader research program of the Research Group will depend on several factors, including the expertise of the selected candidate.

Environment: The successful candidate will work in the Research Group of Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences under the supervision of Eva Ceulemans, Francis Tuerlinckx and Peter Kuppens. The group offers an international, productive, collaborative, and interactive environment with about 6 faculty and 25 graduate and postdoc researchers. See http://ppw.kuleuven.be/okp/home/ for further information.

The KU Leuven-University of Leuven is a research oriented institution and is consistently ranked among the top research universities in Europe. Leuven is one of the oldest university towns in Europe, about 30 km from Brussels. It has a rich history, culture and night life, and a unique friendly atmosphere.

Profile: The applicant hasn't lived or worked in Belgium for more than 2 years in the last 3 years. The applicant has a PhD which was not obtained in Belgium, preferably in statistical modeling of intensive longitudinal data or time series, a passion for research, a strong track record as evidenced by international scientific publications, and excellent English communication and writing skills. A background in research on emotion, well-being, and/or affect dynamics is an asset.

Terms of employment: We offer a competitive salary with various additional benefits (in terms of holidays, health insurance, transport costs), excellent research facilities, and conference and travel budget. The postdoc position is offered for a one-year period, with the possibility of a one year extension. The start date is as soon as possible.

Application procedure: Interested candidates can contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. Applicants should upload their motivation letter and full CV, and the names and contact information of at least two references through https://icts.kuleuven.be/apps/jobsite/vacatures/53978784 before November 30th 2016.

 
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.

 
Visiting Scholar at Weinberg Institute
Monday, 24 October 2016 19:22

Visiting Scholar in Cognitive Science

Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science at The University of Michigan invites applications from creative, highly qualified and motivated professors for a one-semester or one-year Visiting Scholar position. The beginning dates of the appointment would either be September 2017 or January 2018, depending on the applicant appointed.

Area of specialization(s) is open.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant will be an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor conducting influential research in any area(s) of the Cognitive Sciences. We value rigor, commitment, interdisciplinarity, a collaborative perspective, diversity and a desire to teach. Applications should include a cover letter, a research proposal and one-page teaching statement, including a brief description of a course you’d be willing to teach or co-teach with a University of Michigan faculty member, at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Research statements must specify how the applicant’s research will integrate with and benefit from ongoing Cognitive Science research being conducted at the University of Michigan. The research proposal could mention any UM faculty from the Departments of Linguistics, Psychology, Philosophy, Computer Science and Engineering and/or The Neuroscience PhD Program, or related disciplines.

For information regarding The Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science, please go to

https://lsa.umich.edu/weinberginstitute

Further Information:

The Weinberg Institute was established just two years ago. We seek applicants willing to collaboratively and innovatively contribute to the developing Institute, the mission of which is to create a world-class center for Cognitive Science research and for both undergraduate and graduate teaching of Cognitive Science.

Email application materials, by December 2, 2016 to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (please enter “Visiting Scholar” in Subject line)

BACKGROUND SCREENING

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA STATEMENT

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 
Postdoc at Weinberg Institute
Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:07

The Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science at The University of Michigan invites applications from creative, highly qualified and motivated researchers for a two-year postdoctoral position. The beginning dates of the appointment would either be January or September 2017, depending on the applicant appointed.

Area of specific specialization(s) is open.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful application will hold a Ph.D.  in any area of The Cognitive Sciences. We value rigor, commitment, Interdisciplinarity, a collaborative perspective, diversity and a desire to teach. Applications should include a cover letter, a research proposal, one page teaching statement and contact information for 3 references. Research statements must specify how the applicant’s research will integrate with and benefit from ongoing Cognitive Science Research conducted at The University of Michigan. The research proposal could mention any UM faculty from the Departments of Linguistics, Psychology, Philosophy, Computer Science and Engineering and/or The Neuroscience PhD Program, or related disciplines. The position will also involve annually co-teaching a graduate seminar (regarding their research) with a UM faculty member conducting Cognitive Science research.

For information regarding The Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science, please go to

https://lsa.umich.edu/weinberginstitute

Further Information:

The Weinberg Institute was established just two years ago. We seek applicants willing to collaboratively and innovatively contribute to the developing Institute, the mission of which is to create a world class center for Cognitive science research and for both undergraduate and graduate teaching of Cognitive Science.

Send application materials, by October 14 to:

Rachel Miller,

Academic Program Specialist

6530 Haven Hall Suite 6C51

505 South State St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045

 

Inquiries may be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (please enter “POSTDOC INQUIRY” in Subject line)

 

BACKGROUND SCREENING

 

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

 

U-M EEO/AA STATEMENT

 

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 
Lead Developer at L3@BC
Thursday, 28 July 2016 14:20

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC) is hiring a lead developer. This job combines full-stack development with cutting-edge cognitive science. L3@BC draws on recent advances in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics to understand how language works, what makes it possible, and why only humans have it. Our work is funded by the federal government and private foundations.

 

This lead developer and a small team of junior developers will be responsible for gameswithwords.org, our platform for crowdsourcing and citizen science. Since 2006, over two million volunteers have visited the website to participate in language research and to learn about science. In addition to implementing new experiments for the website, the lead developer will be working to reengineer the website. We will be reworking the platform to handle the growing popularity of the website. We will also be adding new functionality, including real-time machine learning, improved social network integration, and mobile device development. Much of this new functionality will be to support studies with children, focusing on how language is learned. In this work, the lead developer will work closely with the lab head (Dr. Joshua Hartshorne).

 

You should have at least several years of experience with front-end or back-end development (preferably both). Strong knowledge of javascript is ideal, and facility with MEAN (or similar) is helpful. A background in cognitive science (artificial intelligence, linguistics, psychology, or neuroscience) is not necessary, but the right candidate will see working with scientists in an academic environment as a valuable perk of the job. Good management and interpersonal skills are crucial.

 

Start date is flexible. Salary and benefits are competitive. To apply, send a resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and include any of these: your GitHub profile, any project pages showing off your work, or other portfolio. Reading of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 
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