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Indiana University
: Bloomington, Indiana, USA

James T. Townsend and Michael J. Wenger
: 405-325-3846
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The Laboratory for Mathematical Psychology at Indiana University (Jim Townsend) and the Visual Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma (Michael Wenger) seek a postdoctoral researcher in cognitive modeling and experimental psychology. This position is funded by the National Science Foundation. This person will be in residence at Indiana University and will be responsible for assisting Drs. Townsend and Wenger on a three-year project titled "Building a Unified Theory-Driven Methodology for Identification of Elementary Cognitive Systems." Duties will include overseeing graduate students, undergraduate RAs, and technical assistants; planning and carrying out experiments; data analysis; model testing; and preparing manuscripts for publication.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field of research; background in cognitive modeling, mathematical statistics, and experimental behavioral science; 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; and demonstrated interpersonal skills.

The position begins as soon as it is filled and is a one-year appointment. Renewals for a second and third year are possible and are contingent on availability of funds, satisfactory performance, acceptable progress in carrying out the assigned duties, and mutual agreement. This is a 100% appointment.

Please submit a cover letter including a statement of career goals (one paragraph), curriculum vitae, publications, and contact information of three references. Please send these materials to either James T. Townsend,, or Michael Wenger,