Sep 14, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Indiana University
  • Bloomington, IN, USA
Postdoc Cognitive Communication Studies Human Computer Interaction Judgment and Decision Making Physiological Postdoctoral Social Cognition Statistics

Job Description

Applications are invited for an interdisciplinary postdoctoral position studying decision making related to photo sharing on social media.  This position is sponsored jointly by the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory ( and the Privacy Lab ( at Indiana University.  The research will involve large MTurk studies as well as laboratory research focused on behavioral, eye tracking, and physiological measures of decision making in the context of photo sharing. 

The fellow will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary team of cognitive and computer scientists at Indiana University and will work with Bennett I. Bertenthal and Apu Kapadia.  The department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences is among the leading psychology departments in the U.S. and includes a large number of faculty, postdocs, and grad students in cognitive as well as neuroscience.   IU SICE is first of its kind and among the largest in the country, with more than 125 full-time faculty and more than 1000 graduate students. The School has received public recognition as a “top-ten program to watch” (Computerworld) thanks to its excellence and leadership in academic programs, interdisciplinary research, placement, and outreach. Indiana University Bloomington is located in the wooded rolling hills of southern Indiana, 50 miles south of Indianapolis, renowned for its top-ranked music school, performing and fine arts, historic campus, cycling traditions, active lifestyle, and natural beauty. Bloomington is a culturally thriving college town with a moderate cost of living.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should have a PhD in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Informatics, Human Computer Interaction, or a related discipline with a strong background and relevant experience in decision making or usable security and privacy, research methods, and statistics. They should have a record of conducting independent research and communicating results via publications and presentations. In addition, applicants should demonstrate ability for effective participation in collaborative, interdisciplinary research while in residence at Indiana University.

Salary:  The position is full time, in residence at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, with a salary of $48,000 - $53,000 commensurate with experience, plus generous benefits and funding for project travel.

Rank: Postdoctoral Fellow (RSP)

Appointment Type:  The initial position is for 1 year, renewable for up to 2 additional years based on performance and availability of funds.

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Special Instructions:  Interested applicants should upload a letter of interest, CV, representative publications, and contact information for three professional references using the above application link. Informal inquiries may also be sent to or

For Best Consideration Apply By: Oct 14, 2018.

Ideal Start Date for position:  January 7, 2019

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


Indiana University


Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences/School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE)

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