Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cooperation Theory

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Athena Aktipis’s lab for individuals with a PhD in Psychology, Biology, Economics, Anthropology, Mathematics, Computer Science or related discipline who have interests and experience in cooperation theory.  To be eligible for these positions, applicants must have training in either human laboratory experiments. Other desired qualifications include training in statistical analysis, demography, as well as evolutionary tools and methods.
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Two post-doctoral positions on cultural evolution

The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) are seeking to employ two full-time postdoctoral researchers in the field of cultural evolution. The positions are tied to the Minds and Traditions research group (“the Mint”), an Independent Max Planck Research Group that will open in 2016. They are for 2 years, renewable for a total of 5 years maximum, starting in the first half of 2016. Candidates need to have completed a PhD, and to be familiar with the field of cultural evolution. They will be expected to take part in a research project devoted to the cognitive science and cultural evolution of graphic codes. If interested, please send a motivation letter (maximum two pages) to the group’s principal investigator, Olivier Morin ( by October the 1st, 2015. The complete call can be accessed here.

Two 5-year Postd positions on Kin Recognition Project

We are seeking to recruit two Research Assistant(s)/Research Associate(s) to work in the Centre for Social Interactions within the Research Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology at the University of Glasgow. The post-holder will contribute to a 5 year, ERC-funded project on “How do humans recognise kin?” working with Dr Lisa DeBruine. The researchers selected for these posts will design, conduct and analyse research to investigate the factors that influence kin-directed social and sexual behaviour. The researchers will also write and communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific presentations at national and international conferences. The project is multidisciplinary, involving theory and techniques from psychology, evolutionary biology, experimental economics, and computer graphics.

Applicants should have (or expect to receive in the near future) a PhD in psychology, biology, biological anthropology, neuroscience, computer science or another relevant discipline, with a strong analytical background. Applicants will have experience with at least one of the following techniques: facial electromyography (EMG), genetic analysis (MHC), 3D face imaging, experimental social psychology, online data collection, or behavioural economics. Experience with Bayesian or cue integration modelling would be an advantage. Any applicant should have a clear, demonstrable capacity for acquiring expertise in these techniques.

The post is available from the 1st October 2015 and has funding for up to 5 years. Applications close on 13 September 2015.

Salary: Grade 6, £27,057-£30,434 / Grade 7, £33,242 – £37,394 per annum

Informal enquires may be made to Dr Lisa DeBruine (