Research Fellow in Computational Cognitive Science
University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences



Job no: 0044562

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

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


Close date: 15 Jan 2018


Position Description and Selection Criteria


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Advertised: 28 Nov 2017 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 15 Jan 2018 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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