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Coginitive Science Post-doctoral Position Indiana University
Agent-Based Computational Modeling of Social Behavior

Post-doctoral researcher position available immediately in agent-based computational modeling of social behavior The Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University Bloomington and the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame invite applications for an NSF-funded postdoctoral research position to model female mate choice behavior and navigation strategies in amphibians. Existing agent-based/individual-based computational models, in a spatially-extended continuous 2-D environment, will be extended and studied in simulations on high-performance computing clusters. Models focus on the neuroendocrine control of social behaviors. The results from the simulations will be analyzed statistically to develop mathematical models of higher-level population dynamics. We seek candidates with expertise in the following areas:

  • agent-based/individual-based computational modeling
  • statistical analyses
  • mathematical population models
  • computer programming and Unix-based systems
  • behavioral ecology, ethology, animal communication, or pyschology
The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team and work closely with researchers at Indiana University-Bloomington and the University of Notre Dame. The home institution will depend on the candidate's research profile and preference. Regular research team meetings will take place at both institutions. This is a 12-month appointment (with medical insurance benefits), renewable annually for at least two years and it may continue depending on funding availability and job performance. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should send a statement of research interests and curriculum vitae (in PDF format), including the names of three professional references, to both PIs by email only.
Contacts: Associate Professor Dr. Matthias Scheutz
Cognitive Science Program, Indiana University Bloomington

Professor Dr. Sunny Boyd
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame

Both Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers and encourage applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


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