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IIT Mandi announces Post Doctoral Fellowship 2014

Post-Doctoral Fellow 2014

Postdoctoral position in Decision Making and Learning at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi, India

Ideal candidates will have a PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Psychology, Decision Sciences, Human Factors, Management, or equivalent field

Applicants should have broad research interests involving human behavior, learning, and decision making from an affective, cognitive, and computational perspective

In addition, the ideal candidate should have programming skills including knowledge of programming languages (e.g., VB, Matlab, PHP, Java, and databases like MS Access and MySQL); a research background in EEG recording and data analysis is desirable, but not mandatory; the candidate is expected to be capable of working under limited supervision and should have strong communication skills

Research Area: The post-doctoral fellow will be involved in a research project aiming at the study of decision making phenomena that emerges from “decisions from experience.” Decisions from experience (DFE) are choices that are based on previous encounters with one’s options as opposed to decisions from description that are based on summary descriptions detailing all possible outcomes and their respective likelihoods

The post-doctoral fellow will investigate how people make experiential decisions, what cognitive and affective factors influence people’s decisions, and how one could model people’s decisions using certain computational cognitive approaches


PhD (or waiting for thesis defense after submission of thesis) with quality research publications in peer reviewed journals and good academic record throughout


Benefits include medical reimbursements, yearly research grant, attractive salary commensurate with experience, and House Rent Allowance (HRA), if campus accommodation is not used

How to apply

Please download and fill the application form (download from here:

Please email the completed application form with letter of interest, curriculum vitae, relevant journal articles, and two reference letters before 02nd November 2014

In addition, please mark a hardcopy of the above documents to: Dr. Varun Dutt, Assistant Professor, SCEE, SHSS, IIT Mandi Academic Block, Vallabh College Campus, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh-175001, (Tel.: 01905-237917)

Please send these as electronic documents (Word, Pdf) to: [email protected]

The last date for submission of filled-in application form is 02nd November 2014