Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Singapore Management University

This is a 1-year position reporting to Dr. Norman Li, to start as soon as possible, and no later than February 1, 2017. This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in a project involving a funded international collaboration with top scholars. The project will utilize evolutionary psychological perspectives and social psychological methods to study the low fertility issue that pervades all of East Asia and much of Europe. Responsibilities include: 1) assembling, managing, and orchestrating various experimental studies, 2) supervising a team of research assistants, 3) managing organizational and administrative work associated with the grant, 4) assisting with various aspects of manuscript preparation (e.g., literature review, data analysis, writing), and 5) attending to miscellaneous (ad hoc) tasks as needed.

We are seeking these qualifications/skills:
• PhD in social or evolutionary psychology
• Track record in publishing peer-reviewed journal articles
• Organizational skills and ability to manage research assistants
• Conscientiousness and self-motivation (can make meaningful, timely progress with minimal supervision)
• Motivation and ability to identify ways to expand or improve aspects of the research

Base compensation is SGD5,500/month or ~USD48K/year. Inquiries and applications (CV, cover letter, 2 reference letters) should be sent ASAP to normanli@smu.edu.sg. Applications will be taken until the position is filled. Singapore is a vibrant and modern, international city-country situated in the tropics of Southeast Asia.

RA/Postdoc in Glasgow on Kinship

The post-holder will contribute to a ERC-funded project on “How do humans recognise kin?” working with Dr Lisa DeBruine. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in at least one of the following areas: experimental social psychology, biological psychology, behavioural biology, genetics, or computer graphics. This post has funding for up to 4 years. Applications are due by 10 July, 2016. See http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUF420/ for more details.

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

Postdoc in Evolutionary Social Psychology Lab

A postdoctoral position is available with the Evolutionary Social Psychology Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. This is a 2-year position and will involve working closely and collaboratively with Dr. Joshua Ackerman and his graduate and undergraduate students. The lab’s research involves applying evolutionary theory to topics in threat management, life history effects, intergroup cognition, romantic relationships, and decision making. Our primary focus is on the range of cognitions, emotions, and behaviors that occur in response to current and historical infectious disease threats. We also plan to incorporate physiological measurement linking immune system functioning to psychological outcomes. Research includes laboratory and field work using both experimental and correlational designs.

The start date is negotiable; however, a start date prior to September 2016 is requested. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. If feasible, brief interviews may be scheduled at the SPSP 2016 Conference in San Diego. For additional details, and to apply, go to: http://umjobs.org/job_detail/119700/research_fellow.

Postdoc: Evolution & Economics of Gender, UNSW Australia

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project titled “On the origins and persistence of gender: combining evolutionary and economic approaches to study sex differences and cultural variations“.

The project is a collaboration between Scientia Professor Rob Brooks (Evolution, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences UNSW), Associate Professor Pauline Grosjean (Economics, UNSW Business School) and Professor Paul Seabright (Institute of Advanced Studies, Toulouse). Both Brooks and Grosjean are members of UNSW’s Evolution & Ecology Research Centre (E&ERC).
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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 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.

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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Darwinizing Culture: PhD Studentship & Postdoc

Vacancies for project “Darwinizing culture: the status of cultural evolutionary theory as a science”

*   1 PhD Studentship (4 years; 1 fte)
*   1 Postdoc (4 years; 0.75 – 1.0 fte)

For the VIDI programme “Darwinizing culture: the status of cultural evolutionary theory as a science” led by Krist Vaesen, the department Philosophy & Ethics of Eindhoven University of Technology invites applications both for a fully funded PhD Studentship and for a four-year Postdoc to start in March 2015 or shortly thereafter. The programme is carried out in close collaboration with the Human Origins Group, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University.