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Two post-doctoral positions in 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 (morin@shh.mpg.de) by October the 1st, 2015. The complete call can be accessed here.

PhD Research Project at the University of Antwerp, Belgium

The Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Applied Economic Sciences are seeking to fill the following full-time (100%) vacancy in the Departments of Communication Sciences & Management: Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) in the area of hormones and behavior

Job description: You prepare a doctoral thesis investigating the role of oxytcocin on social cohesion in groups.

More information: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/jobs/vacancies/ap/2015bapdocproex186/


PhD research project at the University of Stirling

This funded studentship will investigate how evolutionary pressures may shape our processing of faces across a range of social perceptual tasks, using a variety of stimulus types, and using a variety of response measures.

For more details see: http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=64391&LID=1460

Two postdoc posts for ERC project on cumulative culture at the University of Stirling

Two full-time Research Assistant positions are being offered by the University of Stirling to work on a European Research Council (ERC) funded project entitled ‘The Cog in the Ratchet: Illuminating the Cognitive Mechanisms Generating Human Cumulative Culture’. The research team for the project will consist of the PI (Christine Caldwell), two postdoctoral researchers and four PhD students. The current advert is for the two research assistant positions, with the four (4-year) studentships to be advertised later in the project.

The posts are offered as fixed term, full-time appointments for 30 months to start 1 September 2015. After 30 months there will be the potential to extend to five years.

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12 paid Ph.D. positions in new Research Training Group “Understanding Social Relationships“

The Research Training Group RTG 2070 „Understanding Social Relationships“ (Speaker: Prof. Julia Fischer) at the Georg-August-University Göttingen and the German Primate Center Göttingen offers positions for 12 Ph.D. candidates beginning on October 1st, 2015. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale (E13 TV-L) with 65% of the regular working hours (currently 25.87 hours per week) for up to three years. The scientific disciplines involved in the RTG are Behavioral and Cognitive Biology, Psychology, and (Psycho-)Linguistics.

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Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies Conference

The Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies Conference (PTNCE2015) will take place in Poznan, Poland, in September. The plenary speakers will be four outstanding scientists (from the UK, France, Austria and Germany) representing different evolutionary disciplines (paleonathropology, evolutionary psychology, evolutionary biology (cognition) and bioinformatics (molecular evolution). More information is available on the conference website.

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Evolutionary Psychology & Primatology in the Low Countries

The Cognition, Behavior and Evolution Network  unites scholars working in the fields of evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology, human biology, primatology, and cultural evolution. CBEN organizes a conference next month, “Evolutionary Psychology & Primatology in the Low Countries”, which will be held in Amsterdam on April 16th and April 17th. More information about CBEN and its conference can be found at our new website http://www.cognitionbehaviorevolution.nl.