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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.

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Cog Neuro and Computational Positions
Saturday, 29 August 2015 13:17

Three postdoc and one lab manager position are available in my lab, All close 15-September. Applying is fairly straightforward, so if interested please go ahead and apply - no inquiry necessary. A dialogue will be established with shortlisted candidates as soon after the closing date as feasible. Thanks.


(1-2) Research Associate in Functional Neuroimaging of Cognition. Two postdoc positions are available on a Wellcome Trust funded project concerning the neural, psychological, and computational basis of learning and decision making. Candidates should have extensive knowledge and experience in brain imaging and wish to link advanced fMRI data analysis techniques with cognitive modelling.


(3) Research Associate in Computational Modelling of Cognition. A postdoc position is available on a Leverhulme Trust funded project concerning the basis of capacity constraints in human learning and decision making.


(4) Research Assistant (Lab Manager) in Cognitive Neuroscience. A Researcher Assistant position is available on a Wellcome Trust funded project concerning the neural, psychological, and computational basis of learning and decision making.

Tenure-track assistant/associate in psychology
Friday, 28 August 2015 15:48

The Department of Psychology at Michigan State University seeks to hire a full-time tenure-system faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level in the area of cognition and cognitive neuroscience.  Successful candidates should have a strong program of research as well as strong potential/record to secure extramural funding.  We will consider candidates in any area of cognition and cognitive neuroscience, but are particularly interested in researchers studying high-level cognition, such as problem solving, executive control, judgment and decision making, learning and memory, or attention.  Research programs that are interdisciplinary and can bridge to other areas of the department, particularly those employing mathematical or computational modeling approaches, would be highly valued.

Beginning date for this appointment is August 16, 2016.  A Ph.D. is required.  Applicants should complete an online application at (posting #1905).  Applications should include a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and three representative reprints.  Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Subject line: CCN Search). Consideration of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries regarding this position are welcome and can be directed to Dr. Taosheng Liu at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.  The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, Veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Quantitative Methodology

The Department of Psychology at Wake Forest University invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in July, 2016.  We are seeking applicants with strong quantitative skills and training, and a research program that applies those skills in an area that complements the strengths of the Department, including but not limited to the areas of self-regulation, the science of well-being, and self and identity.

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Chaired Professors in Mathematical Psychology/Cognitive Sciences

Applications for the Falmagne Endowed Chair positions ( are being accepted in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at UCI. These tenured positions are aimed at exemplary scholars who integrate mathematics with innovative research in areas of psychology or cognitive sciences.

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Modeling
Friday, 07 August 2015 15:58

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.

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