Research Fellow in Computational Cognitive Science

Location
Melbourne, Australia
Posted
28 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
Ref
0044562
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The Complex Human Data Hub (CHDH) in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, is seeking a research associate for a full-time three-year fixed-term position involving the mathematical and computational study of human cognition. This full-time research-only position is not centred around a particular project, so self-starting scientists with an independent set of research interests are preferred.

Research in the CHDH focuses on the use of quantitative and/or "big data" tools in cognitive science. Representative topics include information transmission, cultural and linguistic evolution, induction, decision-making, development, memory, or categorisation. Representative frameworks include Bayesian models, neural networks, reaction time modelling, experience sampling, or the use of large-scale data (e.g. twitter, word associations, etc). We are looking for an excellent early career researcher with experience and interest in any subset of these topics and approaches.

Excellent candidates will have a PhD in cognitive science, statistics, or a related discipline, strong quantitative and computational skills, and some familiarity with psychology and experimental design.

Please direct all enquiries to the primary supervisor, Amy Perfors amy.perfors@unimelb.edu.au

Close date: 15 Jan 2018

Position Description and Selection Criteria

 0044562.pdf

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/search/info/selection-criteria