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Post-doctoral Fellow Position

Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory
Department of Social and Decision Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

The Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory (DDMLab: https://www.cmu.edu/ddmlab/) at Carnegie Mellon University has a new post-doctoral position available to start at any time between June 1 and September 1, 2022. This is a full time research position with benefits, for one year with a possibility of renewal for one additional year conditional on performance and availability of funds.

A new post-doctoral fellow will support the projects on human-machine teaming. All our projects require applicants that are familiar with experimental studies and with cognitive computational models. A post-doctoral fellow will be involved in the design and implementation of interactive web-based experimental studies with one or more (networked) agents (either humans or models). The post-doctoral fellow will also engage in the development of computational models of individual and collective behavior; special attention will be given to people familiar with cognitive architectures, ACT-R, Instance-Based Learning models, Reinforcement Learning, and Bayesian approaches.

Required qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. (completed by start of employment) in cognitive science or behavioral psychology, human factors engineering, or equivalent.
  • Technical background is required; for example, a Ph.D. in social psychology with no other degree in Engineering or Computer Science would not be acceptable.
  • Experience with programming (preferably Python, Java, Javascript, PhP, and others).
  • Training in behavioral science research methods and statistical analyses.
  • Experience with statistical software (preferably R, others acceptable).
  • Experience with computational/cognitive modeling (e.g., reinforcement learning, ACT-R models, IBL models).
  • Demonstrable writing abilities through publications and good communication skills.
Desired qualifications:
  • Experience with client-server web programming and design.
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary, collaborative teams, and managing research assistants.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Dynamic Decision Making Lab. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

CMU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Those granted an exemption must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements, including use of facial coverings, daily self-assessment and weekly Tartan Testing.

Duration:

This is a full time research position with benefits, for one year with a possibility of renewal for one additional year conditional on performance and availability of funds. The position will start between August 1 and September 1, 2022.

To apply:

Please apply today! You may find the full posting at:
https://cmu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/CMU/job/Pittsburgh-PA/Post-Doctoral-Fellow---Dynamic-Decision-Making-Laboratory_2017839


Undergraduate Students

We welcome the participation of undergraduate students in our lab. Here you will gain experience in valuable research techniques, such as developing research tools and designing and running laboratory experiments. The lab also welcomes independent projects pursued in the field of decision making (course credits can be arranged).


Graduate Students

Our laboratory welcomes graduate students. As part of the laboratory you will have the opportunity to conduct multidisciplinary research with a dynamic team of researchers. You need to apply to a PhD program at CMU. The PhD programs directly related to our research are:

  1. Behavioral Decision Research (SDS, Heinz, Tepper)
  2. Engineering and Public Policy
  3. Human-Computer Interaction
  4. Psychology

Through combinations of departmental funding, grants, and outside fellowships and scholarships, all students admitted to either program receive full tuition and a living stipend.

If you are interested, please contact Professor Cleotilde Gonzalez for more information about available opportunities. You can contact her via e-mail at coty@cmu.edu, or by phone at (412) 268-6242. Thank you for your interest.


Post-doctoral Fellows

We are often seeking postdoctoral applicants with expertise in cognitive psychology, decision making, or other closely related fields. Postions are full-time, 12-month appointments with excellent University benefits. Contact Professor Gonzalez for current openings.

Post-doctoral Fellow Position

Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory
Department of Social and Decision Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

The Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory (DDMLab: https://www.cmu.edu/ddmlab/) at Carnegie Mellon University has a new post-doctoral position available to start at any time between June 1 and September 1, 2022. This is a full time research position with benefits, for one year with a possibility of renewal for one additional year conditional on performance and availability of funds.

A new post-doctoral fellow will support the projects on human-machine teaming. All our projects require applicants that are familiar with experimental studies and with cognitive computational models. A post-doctoral fellow will be involved in the design and implementation of interactive web-based experimental studies with one or more (networked) agents (either humans or models). The post-doctoral fellow will also engage in the development of computational models of individual and collective behavior; special attention will be given to people familiar with cognitive architectures, ACT-R, Instance-Based Learning models, Reinforcement Learning, and Bayesian approaches.

Required qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. (completed by start of employment) in cognitive science or behavioral psychology, human factors engineering, or equivalent.
  • Technical background is required; for example, a Ph.D. in social psychology with no other degree in Engineering or Computer Science would not be acceptable.
  • Experience with programming (preferably Python, Java, Javascript, PhP, and others).
  • Training in behavioral science research methods and statistical analyses.
  • Experience with statistical software (preferably R, others acceptable).
  • Experience with computational/cognitive modeling (e.g., reinforcement learning, ACT-R models, IBL models).
  • Demonstrable writing abilities through publications and good communication skills.
Desired qualifications:
  • Experience with client-server web programming and design.
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary, collaborative teams, and managing research assistants.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Dynamic Decision Making Lab. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

CMU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Those granted an exemption must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements, including use of facial coverings, daily self-assessment and weekly Tartan Testing.

Duration:

This is a full time research position with benefits, for one year with a possibility of renewal for one additional year conditional on performance and availability of funds. The position will start between August 1 and September 1, 2022.

To apply:

Please apply today! You may find the full posting at:
https://cmu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/CMU/job/Pittsburgh-PA/Post-Doctoral-Fellow---Dynamic-Decision-Making-Laboratory_2017839


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