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.
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.
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
Informal inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr. James T. Townsend,
, 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.