RA/Postdoc in Glasgow on Hormones & Mate Preferences

The post-holder will contribute to an ERC-funded project on human mate preferences working with Professor Benedict Jones (ben.jones@glasgow.ac.uk). Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in human mate preferences, face processing, hormones and behaviour, or advanced quantitative methods.

Applications due 29th May 2016

The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project, as opportunities allow. This post has funding up to 31 July 2017.

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ANN883/research-assistant-associate/

Post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Minho (Portugal)

We are opening a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Minho (Portugal), and our aim is to have a strong candidate in the field of evolutionary psychology.

This fellowship is in a full-time base. It will have an initial duration of 12 months, and it can be renewed up to a maximum of six years.

More information can be found at:  http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=71791

PhD Bursaries – University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth (UK) Department of Psychology is offering bursaries linked to the following research areas:

Successful applicants will be awarded a University Bursary Stipend of £14,057 p.a. (for 16/17) for up to 4 years. Full Home/EU fees will be paid by the University. Holders of University Bursaries are expected to contribute up to 6 hours a week, including teaching, to support their department.

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Max Planck Institute: Two grants for PhD students in Cultural Evolution

The Minds and Traditions research group (“the Mint”), an Independent Max Planck Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) is offering two grants for two doctoral projects focusing on “cognitive science and cultural evolution of visual culture and graphic codes“. Funding is available for four years (three years renewable twice for six months), starting in September 2016. The PhD students 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 (morin@shh.mpg.de) by March the 21st, 2016.

The complete call in pdf format can be found here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8432426/Mint-PhD-call.pdf

Spring School on Quantitative Methods May 2016 | MPI Science of Human History, Germany

Research in cultural and linguistic evolution is growing rapidly. New scholars need to quickly grasp a range of computational and quantitative methods from across different disciplines, to learn to organise and present data, and to critically evaluate the right approaches for their research. Recognising a need for interdisciplinary training from within the field, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History will be holding its first Spring School on Quantitative Methods from May 13th-18th 2016. Applications are due March 1st.

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Institute of Advance Study – Fellowship programme

The Institute (IAS) is Durham’s flagship interdisciplinary research Institute, and aims to foster creative interdisciplinary debate and collaboration across the entire disciplinary spectrum. We seek to develop and drive forward new thinking by bringing together leading international academics as well as writers, artists and practitioners through the Fellowship programme, which is focussed each year on a very specific but broad theme.  This year for example, we are considering Evidence and next year it will be Scale.  Our Fellowship recruitment process will open in mid-April to recruit the 2017/18 Fellowship related to the theme of Structure.  Our themes do have broad appeal across the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Science, and our Fellows come from across the world.

For more information see: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/ and https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/fellowships/iasfellowship/

 

PhD position on Human Collective Behaviour. Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

Starting date: The position is available from May 2016 onwards, but later start dates are possible.

Description: The PhD project will investigate the role of individual differences in human and animal collective behaviours, including group formation, group coordination and conflict resolution. It will involve experiments with human crowds using GPS tracking devices & video tracking, virtual interactive platforms and simulations. Limited work on animal groups (e.g., fish) is also possible. We seek a PhD student with a strong empirical background and excellent skills in (spatial) data analysis. Programming skills are a bonus.

The Center for Adaptive Rationality at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de) is a highly interdisciplinary and international research group where English is the working language. We offer an excellent infrastructure including support staff and equipment for conducting experiments (e.g., behavioural laboratory, GPS tracking and supercomputers).

The predoctoral contract is for three years. Applications (consisting of a cover letter describing your research interests, a CV, up to two publications, and two letters of recommendation) should be sent as a single PDF file, with your name as the file name, to Monika Oppong (oppong@mpib-berlin.mpg.de; Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin).

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Application review will begin on February 1, 2016 but applications after this date will be considered equally. For further inquiries about the position, please contact Ralf Kurvers (kurvers@mpib-berlin.mpg.de).

More information:

https://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/sites/default/files/download/jobs/stellenanzeige_predoctoral_contract-arc_39-2015_10.12.2015_intern.pdf

Funded PhD: How do humans recognise kin?

Lisa DeBruine is now taking applications for a funded PhD student on her ERC project, How do humans recognise kin?

The PhD student, with guidance from the PI and two postdoctoral RAs, will be responsible for designing studies to test the effects of potential kinship cues on prosocial and sexual behavior, recruiting and testing participants, creating custom face stimuli, preparing saliva samples for MHC analysis, taking 3D face images, and processing 3D face images.

The candidate should possess a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree in Psychology, Biology, Computer Science or equivalent. Having MSc or research experience in a related area is an advantage.

The form states that applications are due by 15 January 2016, but I will be accepting applications until a suitable candidate can be found.

European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association