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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Position Deleted on 5/06/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Norman, OK
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Psychology
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
$50,000 USD Per Year

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cognitive Bias Training Using a Serious Video Game

The Center for Applied Research at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a scholar who would work closely for one year, renewable for a second year, on a research project led by Dr. Norah Dunbar in the Department of Communication. This position is funded by a contract from the Intelligence Advanced Projects Research Activity and will begin in July or August 2013 (start date negotiable). The position is designed for a recent recipient of the Ph.D. For 2013-14, the focus will be on examining how a serious video game can help reduce the use of anchoring bias, representativeness bias, and projection bias. The interdisciplinary team, composed of social scientists and game developers, will be designing and testing a video game using an iterative experimental approach. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Communication, Psychology, Sociology, Linguistics, or related fields, at the time of appointment, have established a record of scholarly research, and a willingness to engage in the research project specified. Applicants must have knowledge of experimental research methods and analytical skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. This position comes with a $50,000 12-month salary and full benefits.

The Center for Applied Social Research, located at the University of Oklahoma, is an organization focused on applying cutting edge concepts in the social sciences to complex issues in the world today. The Center seeks to take an interdisciplinary approach to research merging sciences such as anthropology, industrial organizational psychology, communications, economics, geography and sociology in order to develop creative solutions to real world problems. View our website for more information:

Norman, OK, a community of over 110,000, has been rated as one of top 100 communities to live in by various magazines. It offers a wide variety of cultural, educational, leisure, and recreational opportunities. In addition, it is conveniently located near a major airport and all of the opportunities of a major metropolitan area, Oklahoma City (over 1.2 million).

In order to be considered, send a C.V., a letter of intent, and the names of three references who can be contacted for recommendations to Dr. Norah Dunbar by email ( You should include a statement in your letter of intent that acknowledges that the funding for this position comes from IARPA. Informal inquiries are invited and welcome and should be directed to Dr. Dunbar. Review of applications will begin March 15 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace. This applicant is subject to Export Control Approval.
The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.
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