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Employment opportunities can be posted by SNE members and will be listed for a maximum of one month or until the position is filled.  Please contact the individual institutions directly for more information.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Experimental Economics / neuroeconomics

A postdoctoral fellowship is available at Duke University for research on individual behavior within group contexts. The fellow will collaborate on experiments examining the effects of identity on behavioral and neuroscientific measures, potentially including decisions in strategic games, measures of decision processes (e.g., eye-tracking), and brain imaging (e.g., fMRI). Duties would include collaborating on experimental design, analyzing empirical data, writing research papers and proposals, and supervising graduate and undergraduate students working on these projects.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a related discipline, relevant research experience, and prior background in both psychology/neuroscience and experimental/empirical methods in economics. Facility with microeconomic theory would be a plus. The postdoctoral fellow would be jointly employed by Professor Scott Huettel in Psychology and Neuroscience and Professor Rachel Kranton in Economics. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates should send a CV, a statement of research skills and interests, and a list of 3 references to  and . The position will remain open until filled, but applications received by January 15, 2018, will be guaranteed consideration.

Duke University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

PhD Position in Consumer Neuroscience at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Reference: ERIM PhD RSM 2018 MKT CN

Abstract

We seek outstanding applicants whose research interests lie at the intersection of psychology, economics, marketing and neuroscience and who are interested in studying the brain mechanisms that underlie judgement and decision-making. Particular interests of our group are the neural underpinnings of persuasive messaging, social influences on (consumer) choices, dishonesty, emotion regulation and self-control, and the role of neurotransmitters and hormones in such decisions.

For the current project, we are especially looking for applicants who have experience with innovative fMRI methods, most notably multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA), and who would be interested in applying these techniques to predict real-world consumer choices. Candidates with a less technical focus and a more general interest in how neuroscience can inform consumer decision-making are also invited to apply

Topic

We seek to understand and predict consumer choice from neural activity in response to money, products, brands and persuasive messages such as advertising. In particular, we focus on linking neural measures obtained from individuals to real market choice data. We will systematically compare the predictive validity of these brain markers to benchmarks from conventional marketing research and psychophysiological methods. In general, candidates have a large say in the precise focus of their project.

Approach

The preferred methodology is fMRI, in particular applying innovative techniques such as multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA) and representational similarity analysis (RSA), as well as neural reliability (inter-subject correlations in neural activity). Experience with and interest in applying these advanced techniques is a definite plus. In addition to fMRI, we use EEG, facial coding, eye-tracking and behavioural measures in our research. Experience with at least one of these methods is required.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply through the ERIM website (https://tinyurl.com/ycfqjbe6). For more information about this position, please contact Ale Smidts () or Maarten Boksem ().

Tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor

The Decision Sciences (DSC) Area at INSEAD, a global business school with campuses in Abu Dhabi, France, and Singapore, invites outstanding applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor at any of its campuses. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2018.

The DSC Area focuses on a wide array of practically relevant issues broadly related to individual, group, and organizational decision making, both from quantitative and behavioral perspectives. Our research ranges from the area of decision sciences, to machine learning and computer science, psychology, economics, operations research, neuroscience, finance, organizational behavior, marketing, social innovation, entrepreneurship, etc. We have a collegial environment that encourages interdisciplinary as well as industry-relevant impactful research.

We are interested in candidates that can further enrich and consolidate the diverse research portfolio of the group and the school. While priority is always given to quality over topic, we will consider both “quantitative” and “behavioral” candidates, with strong training, who work on topics ranging (among others) from decision making, to artificial intelligence and machine learning, computational neuroscience/psychology, to business or finance research, with interest in people, organizations, business, economics, finance, or social impact, among others. Ability to conduct rigorous research is essential and interest in practical problems is highly desirable.

Candidates should hold a PhD or be at the dissertation completion stage of a doctoral program, have demonstrated solid skills in their respective areas, have strong studies/training, and have worked on top quality research projects in the past.

The position entails the following responsibilities: research in areas of expertise and interests; supervision of doctoral candidates; teaching in INSEAD programs; and service to the school and the broader community.

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, research and possible teaching statements, copies of representative research papers, teaching evaluations if available, and three letters of recommendation.

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2017.
Full applications are to be sent electronically as PDFs to:

insead.DSC-area@insead.edu
Decision Sciences Area
Recruitment Committee
Boulevard de Constance
77305 Fontainebleau Cedex
France

Lead programmer for physiological research measurement tools INSEAD-Sorbonne University Behavioural Lab

The INSEAD-Sorbonne University Behavioural Lab, located in Paris, offers world-class facilities and support to conduct behavioral research. Since its opening in 2002, over 92,000 people have participated in research on individual and group decision making, percpetion, emotion, and consumption. Over 30 faculty members and 20 PhD candidates from Sorbonne University (of which INSEAD is a member) and HEC currently conduct research at the lab. More about the lab at www.inseadsorbonnelab.com.

The INSEAD-Sorbonne University lab is hiring a Lead Programmer (M/F). Availability: immediate. Duration: Until 30 June 2018.
Tasks
–    Develop API’s for Qualtrics (web survey software) and physiological measurement tools: Tobii Eye-trackers, Biopac tools (EEG, ECG, skin conductance), Noldus Facereader ( facial emotion recognition), Motive Optitrack for (3D motion capture).
–    Creating a user-friendly GUI to allow researchers to easily collect data from the various research tools.
–    Creating an automatic output system to combine the data from the different tools.
–    Expert advice on the purchase or in-house development of software and hardware.
–    Developing solutions for administrative tracking of studies and internal invoicing.

Qualifications

You have a 5-year Master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science, preferably with some work experience in a similar position. You have a strong teamwork skills and have great people skills. Prior knowledge of Aknowledge (Biopac), Tobii Pro Studio (Eye tracker) and FaceReader would be appreciated but is not required.
–    Language: Fluent English required. Knowledge of French would be a plus but is not required.
–    Programming skills : PHP, HTML 5, CSS 3, JavaScript, PYTHON, MATLAB, POWERSHELL
–    Development environment: Linux, Windows

Two Postdoc and Three Ph.D. Positions on Decision Neuroscience in NUS Singapore

Two Postdoc and Three Ph.D. Positions on Decision Neuroscience in NUS Singapore The Decision Lab in the Department of Psychology and Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS), National University of Singapore (www.rongjunyu.org) has openings for two postdocs (funded by the MOE Tier 2) and three PhD students (funded by NGS).

Primary responsibilities for postdocs involve data analyses and manuscript preparation for studies using EEG/fMRI to investigate decision making.
Essential qualifications for postdocs: PhD in neuroscience, psychology, or related field. Prior experience with EEG/fMRI data analysis is required. The successful candidate also should have strong writing skills and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. The start date is flexible. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The salary is highly competitive for strong candidates.

Essential qualifications for PhD candidates: background in psychology or related field. Strong interest in research in social psychology or neuroimaging (fMRI/EEG/fNIRS).

Please send inquiries and CVs to Dr. Rongjun Yu ().

Developmental  Psychologist, Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, (COS) at Virginia Tech

The Department of Psychology, within the College of Science (COS) at Virginia Tech, is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor who can add strength to the Developmental Science section of the department. The area of focus is open, though candidates should show evidence of scholarly distinction in typical or atypical development in infancy, childhood, and/or adolescence. Candidates with research programs that address decision-making and can contribute to the university wide-focus on the Adaptive Brain and Behavior (https://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-brain.html) are particularly appealing. The Adaptive Brain and Behavior Destination Area is focused on the transdisciplinary study of brain plasticity particularly as it pertains to decision making, physical and psychological trauma, and healthy development across thelifespan. Faculty are working together in this area to build understanding of brain-behavior relationships in health and the human condition to enhance resilience and well-being in the world’s diverse communities.The successful candidate will be expected to grow an innovative research program, evidenced by a record of high-quality publications and external research support, combined with a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate level education and mentorship. Virginia Tech is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices. As part of this commitment, Virginia Tech is actively seeking candidates with research programs that may intersect with issues involving diversity and inclusion. If applicable, candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letters how their research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education. More information is available at http://www.inclusive.vt.edu/index.html.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Prof. Jungmeen Kim-Spoon, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Williams Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, Tel: (540) 231-0951, Email: . Applications must be submitted online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu (posting # TR0170128). The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Operational Coordinator for Interdisciplinary Neurofinance Project, Vitznau at Lake Lucerne

ACADEMIC LEADERS:
Kerstin Preuschoff (UniGe), Thorsten Hens (UZH), Brian Knutson (Stanford), Andreas Luft
(UZH)

We are seeking a visionary scientist to guide and coordinate a team of financial economists and neuroscientists in the search for practical applications of behavioral finance and neuroeconomics. The position involves leadership, experimentation, data analysis and communication of findings. Our research institute in located in Vitznau at Lake Lucerne and is part of a private foundation committed to interdisciplinary research. One of its four core topics is
neurofinance, which brings together three groups: financial market researchers, who have a profound theoretical know-how; neuroscientists, who study behavioural and neural aspects of decision-making processes, and practitioners, who apply currently available asset management tools. Together they define research questions to create a broader understanding about how market prices are formed and which factors especially human factors influence markets. These questions not only address theoretical investigations but will guide tests under real market conditions and with real capital. For achieve this, the foundation is creating interdisciplinary cooperations with various institutes and researchers. Currently, the team includes 4 project leaders from 3 universities as well as several postdocs, Ph.D. students and visiting researchers in Vitznau.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

– Coordination and management of the various projects (behavioural and imaging experiments, analysis of financial market data, …)
– Providing guidance to the project leaders and staff dedicated to the different projects
– Supervision and coordination of research protocols and projects
– Promoting exchange across research teams by organising scientific events across projects

COMPETENCIES

– PhD degree in neuroscience, psychology, finance, economics or equivalent
– Postdoctoral researcher with 3-5 years experience in behavioural and/or imaging studies
– Efficient, flexible, and goal-oriented team player with strong organizational and communicative skills
– Proficient in English (written and spoken)
– Proficiency in German is an advantage but not required
– Human neuroscience research techniques including protocol design, data acquisition and analysis
– Knowledge transfer
– Human resources and multiple projects management
– Working in multidisciplinary international research groups

We look forward to receiving your application, together with your earliest commencement
date.

For any further information, please contact:
Dr. Sandra Giovanoli, sandra.giovanoli@cereneo.ch, phone +41 41 399 67 42

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology at The Ohio State

Department: Psychology
Position: Human Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Rank: Assistant Professor

Description:
Pending budgetary approval, the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University seeks an outstanding candidate with an excellent research record and who uses multiple approaches (e.g., behavioral, physiological, and/or computational) or a single approach to study development, plasticity, or learning in human infants and/or children, with content areas including but not limited to perception, attention, memory, concepts, decision making, or language.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field prior to the time of application. All applicants are expected to have very strong and fundable research programs and to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.

Application Instructions:
Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9598. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and the names of three individuals from whom letters of recommendation could be solicited. Applications received prior to November 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Lisa Wilkosz . The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or
protected veteran status.

Postdoctoral positions in the Neuromanagement Lab at Zhejiang University, China

The Neuromanagement Lab at Zhejiang University is seeking applicants for multiple postdoctoral positions. Candidates will be considered from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to management, economics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and medical science.

The Neuromanagement Lab
The Neuromanagement Lab at Zhejiang University was founded in 2006 as one of the first labs in China specialized in exploring brain activities and mental processes underlying managerial and economic decision making. It is a key laboratory at Zhejiang University.

The interdisciplinary team consists of more than 30 professors and postgraduates. The lab is equipped with multiple state-of-the-art and research dedicated facilities for fMRI, brain stimulation, behavioral measurement, EEG, and eye-tracking. The main research areas include decision neuroscience, neuroeconomics, neuromarketing, neuro-industrial engineering, and neuro-information system. Researchers at the lab investigate these topics using a combination of behavioral experiments, brain imaging methods, neuro-modulation techniques, and computational approaches.

Reflecting its interdisciplinarity, the lab is closely intertwined with the hospitals and other departments at Zhejiang University. The lab also maintains strong collaboration with other labs in the world. The lab, as well as the School of Management more generally, offers a friendly and collaborative environment. Moreover, the lab organizes weekly group meetings, regular seminars and international symposiums, such as the biennial International Conference on Neuromanagement and Neuroeconomics.

Zhejiang University
Located in the historical and picturesque city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang University is one of China’s oldest, most selective and most prestigious institutions of higher education. Zhejiang University is a comprehensive research university with distinctive features and a national as well as international impact. Research at Zhejiang University spans 12 academic disciplines, covering philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, art, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and etc. According to the latest QS World University Rankings, Zhejiang University ranks 87th in the world.

Qualifications
The successful candidates should have excellent record of research experience and have completed (or be about to complete) a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline preferably within the last 3 years. The candidate should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Experience of using MATLAB, E-prime, Python, and R would be considered as an asset.

Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidates will be expected to collaborate with the mentor, contribute to ongoing research projects, write papers and grants, start new lines of research, and assist in supervising postgraduates and administrative duties as assigned. The candidates will also have flexibility and independence on their own research projects.

Compensation
Salary and benefits is competitive. The annual salary for the first year is higher than 200, 000 CNY (around 30,000 USD) and can be increased for candidates with exceptional qualifications in the following years. Travel grant and housing benefits are available.

The term of the postdoctoral position will be 2-3 years by mutual agreement. Excellent postdocs who have worked more than 3 years in the lab have the priority to get the professorship at Zhejiang University.

Applications
The application package should include: a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, representative writing samples or publications (max. 3), and two reference letters which should be sent independently by the referees.

For applying to the positions or further inquiries, please contact Ms. Baizhi Li: . Review of applications will proceed immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows

Organization: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF). This professional level fellowship is the premier opportunity for outstanding neuro-economists to learn first-hand about policymaking, bring valuable expertise to policy, and enhance neuroscience and economics in the federal government.

Gain hands-on policy experience, help develop and execute solutions to address societal challenges, and join a strong corps of over 3,100 policy-savvy alumni fellows working across sectors to serve the nation and citizens around the world. Fellow contributions can include policy research, content analysis, and budgeting and research for interdisciplinary programs.

Fellows serve yearlong assignments in all three branches of the federal government in Washington D.C. and represent a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines and career stages. STPF is seeking candidates with strong [neuroscience and economic credentials, an interest in career transformation and a desire to enhance federal policy.

Application deadline for the 2018-19 fellowship year is November 1, 2017. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and a doctoral level degree.

Apply today! http://go.stpf-aaas.org/STEM3.html

QUALIFICATIONS
-Doctoral-level degree (PhD, MD, DVM, DSc, etc.) in any scientific, social science, or engineering discipline, -U.S. citizenship.

STIPEND & BENEFITS
– $75,000–100,000.
– Health insurance
-Travel/training and relocation allowances.

ONLINE APPLICATIONS DUE: November 1, 2017 https://fellowshipapp.aaas.org/applications/?utm_campaign=2017-Recruitment&utm_medium=web&utm_source=STEM3&utm_content=jobpost

FELLOWSHIP YEAR: September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019

For more information and to apply: http://go.stpf-aaas.org/STEM3.html

Questions? Email or call 202-326-6700

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Psychology

The University of Denver’s Department of Psychology seeks candidates who can contribute to our department focus on affective science by investigating social groups or culture. Examples of relevant research areas include, but are not limited to, effects of groups or culture on emotion perception, experience, communication, or regulation; or the role of emotion in stereotyping, prejudice, stigma, attitude formation/learning, information transmission, or social cognition. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong interest in mechanism, such as using computational approaches, experimental methods, or biological measures. All candidates’ research statements should clearly indicate how their research contributes to a program in affective science.

Our research-oriented department values a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science to fosters intellectual curiosity and innovation, invests in people in a supportive and inclusive environment, and serves the public good (see www.du.edu/psychology for more information). Our mission is to advance psychological science by generating and sharing new knowledge through collaborative scholarship, educating and mentoring student scholars, and contributing to the public good. Our vision is to be an inclusive intellectual community that fosters discovery and innovation.

The University of Denver’s vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. The University values inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more about inclusive excellence at the University of Denver, please visit http://www.du.edu/cme/resources/inclusive-excellence.html). Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to inclusive excellence goals through scholarship, teaching, and service. The University of Denver is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to 2.8 million people. Our urban location supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities. The University, ranked in the top 100 universities in the country, is comprised of approximately 5800 undergraduates (with over 500 psychology majors), 5900 graduate students, and over 700 full-time faculty.

Successful applicants will have an outstanding record of research achievement. All candidates should have a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education and demonstrated aptitude for excellence in teaching. Candidates should also be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Applications will include a letter of interest, research & teaching statements, an inclusive-excellence statement, a vita, and reprints/preprints. The separate inclusive-excellence statement should be a succinct description of how the candidate’s research, teaching, and/or service contribute to inclusive excellence. In addition, at least three recommenders should email letters of reference to AHSS.PsychRec@du.edu. We will give priority to applications received by October 1, 2017, but will consider applications until the positions are filled.

The department and university are committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and students. Individuals from members of traditionally underrepresented groups including women, minorities, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities and veterans are particularly encouraged to apply. The University of Denver is an EEO/AA employer.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar/scientist

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist position to begin July 1, 2018. Columbia University is pleased to announce up to three interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions in the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in:

(1) a humanities, arts, or social science discipline ― such as psychology, psychiatry, public health, law, history, economics, literature, political science, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, music and the arts ― and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, neuroscience research

OR

(2) neuroscience or a related discipline in the natural sciences and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, another discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences

These Scholars will join an innovative program, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, which includes up to nine postdoctoral positions and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, DPhil, EdD, Jd, MD etc.) by July 1, 2018, and must have received this degree after July 1, 2013.

Please visit our online application site at https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1504280519894 for further information about this posting and to submit your application.  For more information about the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program at Columbia University, please visit presidentialscholars.columbia.edu.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Research Scientist (m/f) on Neuroscience of Decision-Making

The Center for Adaptive Rationality at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Ralph Hertwig, seeks applicants for the post of 1 Research Scientist (m/f) on Neuroscience of Decision-Making (E 13/14 TVöD; 39 hours/week) This is a 3-year position (with the possibility of further extension). Salary and level depends on experience. The position is available from December 1st, 2017, but a later start date is possible.

Job description
The position will help contribute to the cognitive neuroscience arm of the Center for Adaptive Rationality. Candidates (m/f) should have expertise in cognitive neuroscience. Experience in the areas of decision making or developmental processes is highly desirable. The Center for Adaptive Rationality takes an interdisciplinary approach to cognitive science and human decision making. Areas of interest are judgement, decision-making and learning.

Requirements
Candidates (m/f) must have a PhD and there are no teaching requirements associated with the position. Expertise in cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, and neuroimaging analysis platforms, are necessary. Mastery of more advanced imaging analyses is recommended. Furthermore, we are particularly looking for someone with strong computational modeling skills.
For further inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Wouter van den Bos (vandenbos@mpib-berlin.mpg.de).
The Max Planck Institute for Human Development (www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de) offers an excellent infrastructure including support staff and equipment for conducting experiments (e.g., behavioral laboratory, fMRI, EEG, TMS and eye tracking). It provides an international research environment, with English being the working language of the Center for Adaptive
Rationality.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
To apply, please send (preferentially as ONE FILE and via email) a cover letter describing research interests, a CV and two representative papers (published or working papers), with your name as the file name, to Ms. Eva Woldrich (arc-applications@mpib-berlin.mpg.de) preferably by October 1, 2017. Later applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please arrange to have 2 recommendation letters sent separately to Ms. Woldrich. In the correspondence, please use “Research Scientist on Neuroscience of Decision-Making” in the subject line.

Assistant Professor in Social Neuroscience/Affective Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at Temple University is seeking to hire a faculty member in the area of Social Neuroscience or Affective Neuroscience. This tenure track appointment is at the Assistant Professor level and would begin in Fall 2018. Although the specific area of research is open, the focus should be human research rather than research with non-human animals and the focus of research should be explicitly linked to social or affective processes. Preference will be given to applicants who use fMRI, EEG, or computational modeling. Preference will also be given to candidates whose research reflects the interdisciplinary nature of psychological science and who can forge linkages to other areas of study both within and outside the Department. The facilities available include a state-of-the-art brain imaging center featuring a new 3T MRI scanner in the Psychology building. Candidates should have a dynamic and rigorous research program with strong potential for external funding, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of undergraduate and graduate teaching interests, three letters of recommendation, and copies of representative publications through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/44006.

Candidates are urged to apply before October 2, 2017 for fullest consideration but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

Assistant-level, tenure-line Faculty position in Psychology

We seek candidates who can contribute to our department focus on affective science by investigating social groups or culture. Examples of relevant research areas include, but are not limited to, effects of groups or culture on emotion perception, experience, communication, or regulation; or the role of emotion in stereotyping, prejudice, stigma, attitude formation/learning, information transmission, or social cognition. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong interest in mechanism, such as using computational approaches, experimental methods, or biological measures. All candidates’ research statements should clearly indicate how their research contributes to a program in affective science.

Our research-oriented department values a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science to foster intellectual curiosity and innovation, invests in people in a supportive and inclusive environment, and serves the public good (see www.du.edu/psychology for more information). Our mission is to advance psychological science by generating and sharing new knowledge through collaborative scholarship, educating and mentoring student scholars, and contributing to the public good. Our vision is to be an inclusive intellectual community that fosters discovery and innovation.

The University of Denver’s vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. The University values inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more about inclusive excellence at the University of Denver, please visit http://www.du.edu/cme/resources/inclusive-excellence.html). Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to inclusive excellence goals through scholarship, teaching, and service. The University of Denver is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to 2.8 million people. Our urban location supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities. The University, ranked in the top 100 universities in the country, is comprised of approximately 5800 undergraduates (with over 500 psychology majors), 5900 graduate students, and over 700 full-time faculty.

Successful applicants will have an outstanding record of research achievement. All candidates should have a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education and demonstrated aptitude for excellence in teaching. Candidates should also be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Applications will include a letter of interest, research & teaching statements, an inclusive-excellence statement, a vita, and reprints/preprints. The separate inclusive-excellence statement should be a succinct description of how the candidate’s research, teaching, and/or service contribute to inclusive excellence. In addition, at least three recommenders should email letters of reference to AHSS.PsychRec@du.edu. We will give priority to applications received by October 1, 2017, but will consider applications until the positions are filled.

The department and university are committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and students. Individuals from members of traditionally underrepresented groups including women, minorities, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities and veterans are particularly encouraged to apply. The University of Denver is an EEO/AA employer.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Cognitive and Brain Sciences area in the Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Decision Sciences to begin Fall semester 2018 The specific area of study is open, as long as it includes basic research on the processes by which individuals and/or groups make decisions or choose courses of action. Methods can be drawn from psychology, neuroscience, computation, and other domains. Successful candidates will demonstrate scholarly distinction and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Review of applications begins September 15th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply online via the Employment System at:

http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html referencing job posting ID 318471.

Postdoctoral Scholar in the fields of Behavioral Economics or Neuroeconomics

The Cognitive and Behavioral Economics Initiative at Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the fields of Behavioral Economics or Neuroeconomics to begin January 1, 2018. Columbia University’s Cognitive and Behavioral Economics Initiative invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to study the cognitive foundations of economic decision making. The program is especially interested in research that explores parallels between the cognitive mechanisms involved in perceptual judgments and in economic decisions. Projects may involve the perception of probability, value or risk; models of online inference; learning to forecast or categorize; endogenous allocation of attention; sources of randomness in decisions; or context effects in choice behavior. Minimum Qualifications: a PhD in economics, psychology, computational neuroscience, computer science, or related field. A strong background in computational modeling is preferred. To apply, please send a cover letter stating background and research interests, a CV, one or two representative publications or working papers, and contact information of at least two references to 

Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Affective Neuroscience

A postdoctoral position is available in the Social, Affective and Ecological Neuroscience Laboratory (PI: Professor Dean Mobbs) and Neuroeconomics lab (PI: Professor Colin Camerer) in Caltech’s Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Research will study the theoretical, computational and neurobiological basis of decision-making, emotion, reward, and social valuation in healthy populations. Focus will be on the application of models from behavioral ecology and the use of fMRI, computational modeling from psychological game theory, machine learning and network analysis. This position will take advantage of Caltech’s broad expertise in these fields. Candidates are expected to: plan, design, collect and analyze data, draft, and bring manuscripts to publication in leading journals.

Appointment is contingent upon completion of a PhD and relevant research experience that includes the tools and topics listed above. Salary is commensurate with experience. This postdoc appointment will run for a period of two-years with a start ASAP (with flexibility). Applications are accepted beginning immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a CV, 2-page statement of research interests, up to two papers, and two potential references to: or Search Chair (), Postdoc in Computational Affect Neuroscience, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech 228-77, Pasadena, CA 91125.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Post-doctoral position: reinforcement learning mechanisms of language acquisition

Our groups at the École Normale Supérieure are seeking a candidate for a 2-year postdoctoral position. Successful applicants will be part of an interdisciplinary project involving the Équipe de Neuropsycholoigie Interventionnelle (Inserm U955) and the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (Inserm U960), funded by Labex IEC program. The project is aimed at understanding the contribution reinforcement processes in language acquisition and will involve the design of an artificial grammar-learning paradigm, computational-model based analyses of functional imaging. The position is available from April 1st 2017 and has to be filled within 2017. Applicants should have a PhD degree or be in the final stages of obtaining such a degree.

We seek candidates with proven experience in computational modeling and an interest in computational linguistics. A prior background in the design of cognitive tasks and functional magnetic resonance imaging analyses would be desirable.

Applications should include a CV, a brief statement of research experience and interests, academic achievements and names of at least 2 referees. Please, send your application electronically to Maria Giavazzi  and Stefano Palminteri .

Postdoctoral Associate

Cornell Law School is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to collaborate with and contribute to Professors Valerie Hans’s and Valerie Reyna’s National Science Foundation-funded research project on Quantitative Judgments in Law: Studies of Damage Award Decision Making. The Postdoctoral Associate will have office space in the Law School.

The position encompasses a full range of research and lab management responsibilities spanning jury decision making, numeracy and quantitative reasoning. The postdoctoral associate position will begin in fall 2017 and is for a one-year term. This position is benefits-eligible.

Responsibilities include: coordinating and running experiments; monitoring research task progress; assisting in selecting, training and supervising lab personnel; data acquisition; data analysis; preparing IRB documentation; assisting with manuscripts and reports; and other research-related tasks as assigned.

The successful candidate will have a combination of education, training, and experience along with strong research and quantitative skills. Candidates should have a relevant Ph.D. and/or a law degree (J.D.) completed by June 1, 2017.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should submit a CV, detailed cover letter, and one or more writing samples immediately to Liz Flint (). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The cover letter should include: your interest in this position and Drs. Hans’s and Reyna’s research and how it fits with your career objectives; your experience providing research support; your organizational skills and experience with coordinating projects; training and experience with statistical analysis; and an example of how you have taken initiative to solve a work-related problem.

About Cornell Law School:

Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession. Cornell Law School and the Department of Human Development at Cornell University jointly administer the Law, Psychology and Human Development joint J.D./Ph.D program.

About Cornell University:

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.

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