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U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
Monday, 29 December 2014 13:16

Research positions with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

**With apologies and respect to our valued colleagues of other nationalities, only U.S. citizens and permanent legal residents of the United States are eligible for these positions.**

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Cognitive Models and Agents Branch has a variety of contract positions available for talented cognitive, computational, and computer scientists interested in working on basic and applied cognitive science research. Our research portfolio combines empirical human subjects studies and formal, rigorous modeling and simulation methods to replicate, understand, and predict human performance and learning, and to create new cognitive science-based methods, tool, and technologies.

The following positions are available immediately. Salaries are commensurate with experience. These full-time positions require that candidates have or be eligible to obtain a U.S. DoD Secret Security Clearance:

-Research assistant for predictive performance equation research. This is mathematical modeling for personalized, adaptive timing of education and training events. The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree or above and prior research experience (data collection, data analyses, summarizing, presenting, and publishing results) in cognitive science, cognitive or experimental psychology, or a closely related discipline.

-3 software engineer positions:
--Intelligent search, scheduling, web-services engineer
---Expertise required:  MySQL, PHP
--Heuristics for machine-aided diagnostics and decisions engineer
---Expertise desired:  statistical methods and machine-learning experience
--Robust autonomous sensing engineer
---Expertise desired:  Java-based agent development

These positions all require design and development experience across a broad range of system and software technologies. Successful candidates will be competent with C/C++, Python, and bash shell scripts, experienced working in Linux, and comfortable diving into new languages and technologies as needed. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering related discipline with 7+ years of related work experience, or a Master's degree with 4+ years of related work experience. Primary responsibility is to collaborate with team members on the design, development, and implementation of software infrastructures and innovative new methods for large-scale cognitive modeling, implemented in part using Department of Defense high performance computing resources.

-2 cognitive scientist positions:
--Heuristics for machine-aided diagnostics and decisions
--Robust autonomous sensing

These positions require computational modeling and simulation of human performance in dynamic, uncertain, non-stationary environments. In both cases, successful candidates will have master's or doctoral degrees (or equivalent levels of prior work experience) and evidence of substantive prior contributions in cognitive science, cognitive or experimental psychology, or a closely-related discipline.

Other positions, including summer internships, may be available, pending budgetary approval. Highly qualified candidates should send a statement of interest explaining which position(s) they are applying for along with a CV or resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Modeling and Experimental Neuroscience
Monday, 22 December 2014 13:30

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Model-based Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at The Ohio State University seeks a postdoctoral researcher in cognitive modeling and experimental neuroscience.

Responsibilities

The major duty is assisting Dr. Brandon M. Turner (Ohio State University) in fulfilling research objectives such as development of cognitive-neural models of decision making, examining the neural and behavioral basis of confidence in perceptual decision making, development and implementation of algorithms for performing calibration of deep brain stimulation devices, and/or adaptive design optimization of fMRI scan protocols. 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.

Summary of Qualifications

Experience analyzing fMRI data, EEG data, cognitive modeling, Bayesian statistics, and computer programming.

Summary of Duties

This position performs basic research related to dynamic decision making by analyzing behavioral data, fMRI data, and EEG data; designs experiments; programs stimuli/experiments; collects and analyzes data; prepares manuscripts documenting results for publications in book chapters and peer-reviewed journals; prepares conference submissions for dissemination of research results; assists in preparation and submission of grant applications; mentors and assists graduate students in the lab.

Other Information

The start date of the position is negotiable, but would ideally begin June 1, 2015. This is a one-year appointment, but renewal for a second year is contingent on satisfactory performance, acceptable progress in carrying out the assigned duties, and mutual agreement. This is a 100% appointment. Salary ranges from $40,000 - $42,000 per year, depending on qualifications.

To Apply

Please submit your application through the online portal here: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/60087. The link will ask for a variety of information including two references, a resume, and a cover letter.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

 
Open-Rank Faculty Position in Quantitative Psychology
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 09:27

The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for a Quantitative Psychology faculty position (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor). This is a tenure-track university year appointment. The expected start date is September 1, 2015. The primary criterion for appointment is excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research program contributes to the development of new quantitative methods. Although the specific research area is open, we are especially interested in applicants for whom quantitative theoretical modeling, which could include computational models, analytic models, statistical models or psychometric models, is an essential part of their research program. The successful candidate will participate in the teaching rotation of graduate-level statistics and methods. Quantitative psychologists from all areas of psychology and related disciplines are encouraged to apply. New laboratory space and generous start-up packages are available.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g. Psychology) by the time the position starts, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. New faculty hired at the Assistant Professor level will be expected to establish an independent research program. Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence (if any). Applicants should also request at least three letters of recommendation from referees. All materials should be uploaded by December 1st, 2014 as PDF attachments to https://psychology-lsa.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2s9hqlu3cgv. For inquiries about the positions please contact Richard Gonzalez ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.

 
Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Psychology

Applications are invited for an NSF funded postdoctoral position in the Cognitive Experiments Models and Neuroscience Lab in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The funded research concerns the dynamics of visual identification in a range of tasks, including priming, inhibition of return, and the attentional blink. This research will use a combination of neurocomputational modeling and psychophysical reaction time studies.

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;?JOBID=53649

 
Data Analytics Faculty Position
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 14:40

Department: Psychology, the Ohio State University
Position:      Quantitative Methods/Data Analytics
Rank:          Assistant to Associate Professor

Description:
The Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University seeks an outstanding candidate to contribute to a university-wide initiative in data analytics, commencing autumn semester 2015. In particular, we seek an individual who engages large data sets for purposes of: (1) developing new quantitative methods (multivariate and/or multi-level) or new mathematical and computational theory and modeling techniques, (2) understanding how to integrate research conclusions across studies (meta-analysis) or render them more impactful, and/or (3) addressing various psychological phenomena (e.g., parameters affecting decision making or behavior change, modeling fMRI data, effectiveness of clinical or health interventions, etc.). Candidates with very strong research programs who can also contribute to one or more of our graduate program specializations (behavioral neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, decision making, developmental, quantitative, or social) are encouraged to apply. This tenure-track position is targeted for up to Associate Professor level candidates. This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field prior to the employment start date. All applicants are expected to have strong and fundable research programs and to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction.

About Columbus:
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.

Application Instructions:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received before December 1, 2014 will receive priority consideration. Complete applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: http://academicjobsonline.org. Inquiries should be directed to Jay McKirnan ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

 
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