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The Harvard Decision Science Laboratory (HDSL), a university-wide biobehavioral research facility, invites application for a postdoctoral research position from qualified candidates with a recent (or forthcoming) Ph.D. in psychology, behavioral economics, or related fields. The Postdoctoral fellow will serve as a key member of the research team of Professor Jennifer Lerner, faculty director of HDSL, and as a critical resource to researchers working in the lab. In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will work together with HDSL’s executive director in directing a research experience program for undergraduates.

Mastery of experimental methods — encompassing the use of computer-based and web-based experimental modalities — is required. A demonstrated record of research accomplishment involving the use of psychophysiology monitoring systems — including heart rate and heart-rate variability, peripheral blood flow and temperature, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and skin conductance — will make for the strongest candidacy. Familiarity with study protocols utilizing salivary assays for neuroendocrine levels (particularly cortisol and oxytocin), and the use of these measures in experimental psychological science, is also desirable. Knowledge of MediaLab, z-Tree, SPSS, and E-Prime preferred, as well as experience in the experimental use of BioLab(tm) for physiological data collection and analysis. Interest in FACS coding is a plus.

This is a one-year term appointment from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, renewable for another year upon review. The position is open to candidates who have recently earned their Ph.D. Salary and full benefits commensurate with Harvard-wide standards. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research interests, a curriculum vitae, up to two reprints (or preprints), and two letters of recommendation to Mark Edington, Executive Director, Harvard Decision Science Laboratory, at mark_edington@harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; fullest consideration will be extended to those received by April 15.


The Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory (DDMLab) (www.cmu.edu/ddmlab) in the
department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University
(CMU) invites applications for Postdoctoral fellowship positions in social
and decisions sciences.

Research projects require experience planning and conducting laboratory
studies with dynamic simulations and decision making games. Fellows will be
involved in a research project aiming at the study of socio-cognitive
aspects of cooperation and conflict, using a combination of behavioral and
computational modeling methods. The ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in
Psychology, Decision Sciences or Human Factors, and should have broad
research interests in all facets of dynamic decision making research.

Appointment will pay competitive rates based on background and experience.
The position is scheduled to start August 1, 2011 and extend for one or up
to two years.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, statement of research skills and
interests, relevant journal papers, and three reference letters. Electronic
applications are encouraged. Please send electronic documents (Word, Pdf)
to: coty@cmu.edu or forward paper documents to:

Professor Cleotilde Gonzalez
Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory
Social and Decision Sciences Department
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave – Porter Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


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