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Postdoctoral Position in Decision Neuroscience, Center for Applied Research in Decision Making (CARD), Fox School of Business, Temple University

Posted October 25, 2019

 The Center for Applied Research in Decision Making (CARD) at the Fox School of Business in Temple University is looking for a post-doctoral scholar. The position is for two years initially (subject to satisfactory performance) and renewable for a third year subject to availability of funds and performance.

The interdisciplinary Center (formerly known as the Center for Neural Decision Making) has been at the forefront of scientific research in the field of Decision Neuroscience, facilitating dialogue among academic researchers, practitioners, business clients and the broader society to translate fundamental neuroscience insights into practical business solutions. At CARD, we use tools like eye tracking, facial coding, skin conductance, heart rate, electroencephalography (EEG), facial electromyography (EMG), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure psychological processes and unconscious and responses to variety of different stimuli and address real-world business problems in marketing, advertising, and financial decision making.

We are looking for scholars with experience in neurophysiological measures, a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Marketing or a related field, strong technical skills and enthusiasm for leveraging neuroscience research to address practical problems and issues. We are specifically looking for candidates who can carry out advanced fMRI analyses, including but not restricted to multivariate pattern analysis, representational similarity analyses, repetition suppression and adaptation, and connectivity. Even if the candidate does not have these skills, they must be willing and able to pick them up independently. The postdoc will have access to all these methodologies at CARD, as well as a world-class Siemens 3T scanner and 32-channel Bio Semi EEG system at TUBRIC (Temple University Brain Research and Imaging Center).

The position is ideal for someone looking to switch from a PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience to a career in Marketing and/or Business school. The candidate will have the opportunity to shape research in an exciting new area with impact on both academia and industry. In addition to the neurophysiological methods, the candidate will have access to the behavioral subject pool and lab facilities for collecting large-scale behavioral data through the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, as well as neuroimaging resources at TUBRIC. The Fox School of Business is the largest school within Temple University with a very large and diverse undergraduate student population, making it an ideal location for behavioral data collection.

In addition to pursuing their own research and seeking to publish in top journals in Marketing and Neuroscience, the postdoc will work closely with the other members of CARD on various projects, providing guidance and assistance and contributing to the intellectual capabilities of the center. The postdoc candidate will also be responsible for seeking external funding for translational research, working closely with the Director of the Center on grant proposals. Though teaching is not essential, candidates may seek opportunities to teach undergraduate courses in their second year based on discussions with the department chair at Marketing.

Interested applicants should send an email to the Director of CARD, Vinod Venkatraman () with the subject line “POSTDOC APPLICATION” and include a CV, brief research statement, names and contact information for 2-3 references, and a cover letter that describes how your past research experience might be relevant for this particular position at CARD, broadly construed (maximum 1 page). Review of applications will begin on September 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Postdoc, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE), Department of Decision Neuroscience and Nutrition (DNN)

Posted October 11, 2019

The German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE) is a member of the Leibniz Association. The institute’s mission is to conduct experimental and clinical research in the field of nutrition and health, with the aim of understanding the molecular basis of nutrition-dependent diseases, and of developing new strategies for treatment and prevention (homepage).

We invite applications for the newly founded Department of Decision Neuroscience and Nutrition (DNN), formed as part of a joint appointment with the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin for 1 PostDoc (m/f/d).

The general aim of the department is to understand the complex mechanisms of human decision making. In this DFG-funded project, we investigate the learning mechanisms that underly diverse decisions in healthy and clinical populations. Further, we use brain stimulation to tackle the changes in learning and decisions. This highly interdisciplinary research requires a systematic combination of neural, (fMRI, EEG, NIRS), physiological (SCR, HR, Eye movements) and metabolic data (i.e. hormones).

Tasks

  • Planning and implementation of research projects and analysis of multimodal data (neuronal, physiological, metabolic and behavioral data) using current and innovative methods (e.g. behavioral modelling, MVPA)
  • Presentation of research results (in scientific journals, colloquia and conferences)

Requirements and Skills

  • Excellent master and doctoral degree in psychology, cognitive science, biology, computer science, medicine or an equivalent discipline
  • Relevant research experience or interest in the field of “Decision Neuroscience” or Neuroeconomics
  • Knowledge of neuroscientific methods (fMRI, EEG, MEG or NIRS) and/or in psychophysics would be of great advantage
  • Programming skills in Matlab and experience in advanced statistical analyses (e.g. machine learning)
  • Knowledge of behavioral modeling would be of great advantage
  • High motivation and interest in interdisciplinary collaboration in a versatile research environment in an international team

The advertised position is available for 2 years up until 31.12.2021. The level of salary will be determined on the basis of standard/tariff conditions, present qualifications and professional experience.

We expect a team player with high problem-solving skills, excellent achievements and a high level of commitment.

Contact

Please send your detailed application (letter of motivation, CV, certificates, references) with reference nr. 2019_W12_H by 15.10.2019 to:

German Institute of Human Nutrition
Human Resources and Social Services
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114-116
14558 Nuthetal

or via E-Mail to jobs@dife.de

For more information please contact:

Prof. Dr. Soyoung Park, Head of Department DNN, E-Mail: Soyoung.Park@dife.de

By submitting your application documents, you grant us the right to collect, process, and use your personal data exclusively for the application selection process. For further information about your rights according to the data protection law, please contact the department Human Resources and Social Services (jobs@dife.de).

Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Behavioural Economics, University of Amsterdam

Posted October 8, 2019

The Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) has a Tenure track Assistant professorship in Behavioural Economics, especially Neuroeconomics.

The position is within the Microeconomics section of ASE. This section covers three different research programs: Experimental & Political Economics (CREED), Human Capital, and Markets & Organizations. The Microeconomics section is responsible for teaching most microeconomics related courses at the BSc and MSc level.

Candidates are expected to contribute to both research and teaching. Teaching will be at the undergraduate and the graduate level. Non-Dutch speakers are free to teach in English. Research should be aimed at international top journals, in line with the research fellow criteria of the Tinbergen Institute (meeting these criteria is a condition for tenure).

A large part of the teaching will be in neuroeconomics related courses that are part of the Neuroeconomics track of the MSc in Business Economics; yet candidates are expected to be able to teach other microeconomics courses as well.

REQUIREMENTS
Candidates should have or be close to completing a PhD in Economics and have strong skills in Neuroeconomic methods. Candidates with a PhD in one of the core disciplines of Neuroeconomics (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience) and with a demonstrably strong background in Economics are also encouraged to apply. All candidates will be evaluated on their potential for and/or record of excellence in research and teaching.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Fixed-term contract: six years.

The successful candidate will be offered a six year tenure track position as Assistant professor. Upon meeting the criteria for tenure, a permanent contract as Associate professor will be offered.

The gross monthly salary during the first three years will be, depending on experience, between €4,018 and €4,978 (salary scale 11) based on 38 hours per week (+ 16.3 % holiday and end-year payments). After a positive evaluation the maximum becomes €5,656 (salary scale 12). This is based on 38 hours per week and in accordance with the salary scales and the Collective Labour Agreement regulating employment conditions at Dutch universities. A substantial reduction in income tax (equal to 30 % of taxable salary) may apply to non-Dutch candidates. The UvA offers a very attractive pension scheme.

The intended start date is 1 September 2020.

EMPLOYER
University of Amsterdam
With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad. 

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

DEPARTMENT
Faculty of Economics and Business – Amsterdam School of Economics The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) at the UvA provides academic courses for more than 5,000 students in Economics, Business, Actuarial Science, Econometrics, and a variety of courses in the Executive Master’s programs. The Faculty also conducts research programs in many specialist areas and employs about 400 people. The FEB has an internationally acclaimed profile and is located in the heart of Amsterdam. FEB consists of the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) and the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE). ASE is among the top economics research institutes in Europe. It actively participates in the teaching and research activities of the Tinbergen Institute, one of the top graduate schools in Europe.

The position is within the Microeconomics section of ASE. This section covers three different research programs: Experimental & Political Economics (CREED), Human Capital, and Markets & Organizations. The Microeconomics section is responsible for teaching most microeconomics related courses at the BSc and MSc level.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Randolph Sloof, head of section Microeconomics
T: +31 (0)20 525 5241
Jan Engelmann, associate professor in Neuroeconomics
T: +31 (0)20 525 5651

Postdoc Position, Aarhus University, Denmark

Posted October 8, 2019

Postdoc position on attention and decision-making

We are searching for a postdoctoral researcher for a 2-year project (with possibility of extension) on attention and decision-making.

Project lead: Jacob L. Orquin (Aarhus University)
Collaboration: Raymond Dolan and Hrvoje Stojic (University College London), Peter Todd (Indiana University)
Location: Aarhus University (Denmark)

The project aims to investigate the relation between natural visual input, eye movement control and decision-making processes. It will involve state-of-the-art computational modelling of vision, attention and decision making, and behavioural experiments using eye-tracking. The postdoc will have ample room for defining the project based on own interests.

We are looking for candidates with experience in vision or decision making research, in ideal case comfortable with computational modelling and conducting eye-tracking experiments, and good coding abilities in either R, Python, or Matlab.

The complete job description and submission link is available here: https://international.au.dk/about/profile/vacant-positions/job/postdoctoral-position-on-attention-and-decision-making-at-aarhus-university/

Closing date: 1 November 2019

Informal inquiries about the position can be directed to Jacob L. Orquin at: jalo@mgmt.au.dk

Postdoctoral Associate (Physiologist), Virginia Tech, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Posted September 27, 2019

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Postdoctoral Associate, Physiologist Virginia Tech

The Montague laboratory at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute is seeking a postdoctoral associate who is a physiologist with excellent quantitative skills. The Montague lab is currently employing advanced quantitative methods to conduct leading-edge research on the role of neurotransmitters in the human brain. This position is an excellent opportunity for a biologically trained investigator to expand their analytical skills, learn new methods in machine learning, and to understand the roles of the neuromodulator’s dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine in human cognitive function and dysfunction.

The candidate we are looking to fill the position should exude the following:
1. Research Conceptualization – Coordinating with and assisting the PI in the design of experiment methodology and methods for analyzing the results of experiments.
2. Research Publications – Preparation of text, tables, and graphical information as appropriate for dissemination in peer-reviewed publications, or presentation at professional conferences or in book chapters.
3. Data Analysis – Analyzing the findings from research methods and transforming the results into formats appropriate for dissemination in peer reviewed publications or conference presentations or in formats that engender further analysis.

Required qualifications:
– PhD in computer science, mathematics, computational neuroscience, physics or appropriate discipline.
– Demonstrate experience relevant to making electrophysiological or electrochemical measurements with the desire to pursue both in conscious human subjects.

Preferred qualifications:
– Experience with human recordings and functional MRI is a plus but not necessary.
– Demonstrated track record of research excellence as indicated by peer reviewed publications and presentations.

Here is the quick link to the job ad: http://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/510862/postdoctoral-associate-cy

Postdoctoral and Associate Research Scholars/Scientists, Columbia University, Center for Science and Society

Posted September 27, 2019

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University invites applications for postdoctoral research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist positions to begin July 2020. Interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions are available in the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in either (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 December 2, 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must hold a doctoral-level degree (PhD, DPhil, EdD, Jd, MD, etc.) by July 1, 2020, and must have received this degree after July 1, 2015.

Please visit our online application site at bit.ly/RAPS-pssn2020 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 bit.ly/pssn2020.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Graduate Research Positions, California Institute of Technology, O’Doherty Lab

Posted September 27, 2019

Graduate Research Positions in the O’Doherty lab at the California Institute of Technology

The O’Doherty lab at the California Institute of Technology is seeking candidates for two graduate-level research positions. The O’Doherty lab conducts research aimed at determining the computational, behavioral and neural basis of reinforcement-learning and decision-making. A particular focus of the lab at present is on gaining an understanding of how these mechanisms vary across individuals and are altered in psychiatric disorders. The projects will involve behavioral testing of human research participants on-line and in the lab, fMRI scanning, computational modeling and data analysis. Successful applicants will be involved in programming behavioral tasks, collecting data from human research participants on-line and in-lab, analyzing behavioral and fMRI data, as well as in supporting the information technology infrastructure needed to implement these research projects.

Two positions are available:
(1) Research technician. The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics: (a) knowledge of computer programming preferably with some experience in general programming (e.g. python), web-services (e.g. html, javascript) and statistical analysis (e.g. Matlab, R). (b) A working familiarity with UNIX/Linux operating systems. (c) An interest in and motivation to work in the area of computational and decision neuroscience. (d) An undergraduate or masters level degree in a quantitative discipline, or in psychology, neuroscience or a related discipline alongside substantial evidence of quantitative skills.
(2) Research Assistant. The ideal candidate will have a background (at the undergraduate level or above) in psychology, neuroscience or a related discipline, and have a strong interest in the study of the neural and behavioral mechanisms of learning and decision-making. Prior experience of interacting with human research participants and in administering experiments to human participants would be an advantage. Experience with data analysis of behavioral or neuroimaging data would be helpful. An affinity for quantitative areas of psychology and neuroscience would also be an advantage.
Caltech is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information please contact Dr. John O’Doherty jdoherty@caltech.edu. To apply please send a curriculum vitae and the names of 2 referees to Ms. Mary Martin: mmartin@caltech.edu.

Associate Professor/Professor, Queen’s University, Department of Psychology: Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience (Tenure-Track)

Posted September 16, 2019

The Department of Psychology at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The position will be held in the Department of Psychology, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2020. Application deadline: October 15, 2019 More information on this Cog-Neuro Associate position (PDF, 221 KB):

More information on this Cog-Neuro Assistant professor position: 

https://www.queensu.ca/psychology/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.psycwww/files/files/Weekly%20Memo/Cognitive_Neuroscience_Asst_Prof_Tenure_Track_July_25.pdf

Assistant Professor, Queen’s University, Department of Psychology: Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience (Tenure-Track)

Posted September 16, 2019

The Department of Psychology at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be held in the Department of Psychology, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2020. Application deadline: October 15, 2019

More information on this Cog-Neuro Assistant professor position:  

https://www.queensu.ca/psychology/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.psycwww/files/files/Weekly%20Memo/Cognitive_Neuroscience_Asst_Prof_Tenure_Track_July_25.pdf

Assistant Professor, Boston University: Systems neuroscience of complex behavior

Posted September 16, 2019

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Boston University invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the systems neuroscience of complex behavior in animal models (rodents), to begin July 2020, pending budgetary approval. The search is defined broadly to attract the very top candidates. Examples of specific areas of research interest include (but are not restricted to) topics such as drug abuse, incentive motivation, and reward processing. We would like to hire researchers using cutting-edge methodologies that have been a focus of the federal BRAIN initiative (e.g., calcium imaging, optogenetics, many neuron recording). Researchers will join an interdisciplinary team of systems neuroscientists studying the neural basis of complex behavior in our departmental Brain, Behavior, and Cognition Program and the Center for Systems Neuroscience. The candidate must be committed to establishing a vigorous, externally supported program of research, a strong publication record, and a strong teaching record. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per year (undergraduate and/or graduate courses) and engage in research training at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applications will only be accepted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14354. Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and interests, a statement of research interests, copies of three representative scholarly papers, and arrange to have three letters of reference submitted through the same website. For full consideration, review of applications will begin October 15, 2019. Inquiries may be directed to Mary Perry, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Boston University, 64 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215 (mcp@bu.edu). 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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Neuroeconomics, National Uinversity of Singapore

Posted September 3, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher opportunity in Computational Neuroeconomics, NUS, Singapore

We have a postdoc position in the Neuroeconomics lab (www.rongjunyu.org) at Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore. The successful candidate will work on MOE funded projects to investigate decision biases using computational models and neuroimaging methods (e.g. fMRI/EEG). The candidate should have a Ph.D. in a relevant area or is expected to receive a Ph.D. within six months (a letter from the current supervisor to confirm this). Competitive salary commensurate with experience (starting from S$6000 per month plus bonus). Our lab has access to 3T and 7T MRI scanners, MRI compatable EGI system, MEG and fNIRS. Feel free to contact psyyr@nus.edu.sg for more info.

Assistant Professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto

Posted July 15, 2019

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto invites applications for two full-time tenure-stream appointments in Marketing, one specializing in Behavioural Research and the other specializing in Empirical Quantitative Research. The appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants for these positions must have earned a Ph.D. in Marketing or a related discipline by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. In addition, applicants for each position must have a demonstrated strong theoretical and methodological background in the relevant area of specialization, as well as the demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge to important questions and issues in Marketing.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing Marketing Area strengths in behavioral and quantitative marketing research. The Rotman School has a strong research oriented faculty that is supportive of serious scholarship and committed to the professional development of its faculty. The Marketing Area also has close ties with the departments of Psychology, Statistics and Economics. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level, and to establish an outstanding, competitive, externally-funded, research program leading to publications in top-ranked journals in Marketing and cognate disciplines. Examples of appropriate target journals in Marketing include the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Management Science, and the Journal of Ma!
 rketing.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by the submitted research statement and either a record of publications in top-ranked journals, such as those listed above, or a job market paper and other work in progress that meet high international standards. Other evidence of research excellence may include presentations at significant conferences or invited seminars, and research awards and accolades. Strong letters of recommendation from referees of high standing are also required.

The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level and to graduate student training and supervision. A commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities (such as performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference posters or presentations), as well as strong letters of reference, and strong performance during the on-campus presentation for short-listed candidates.

The University of Toronto is Canada’s largest university and has an international research reputation. The Rotman School operates an undergraduate Commerce program, a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, a full-time, part-time and executive MBA program, a Master of Finance, a Master of Financial Risk Management, and a Ph.D. program. The School is situated in the heart of Canada’s corporate and financial centre, and the world’s most diverse city. Rotman’s core values reflect this diversity and, as such, we have a preference for candidates with demonstrated experience and interest in promoting a diverse and inclusive research and teaching environment. For more information about the Rotman School and its core values, please visit: http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/Connect/AboutRotman/OurValues

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. No paper applications or supporting documents will be accepted. Applicants must submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, research statement, job market paper, up to three sample publications or working papers, and a teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy, and other teaching materials showing evidence of excellent performance in teaching related activities as listed above.

Please note: Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) sent directly via email by the writers to:

Nitin Mehta
Area Coordinator and Chair Recruiting Committee Marketing Rotman School of Management University of Toronto
Email: marketing.recruiting@rotman.utoronto.ca

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received online by August 19, 2019.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoftme/UP. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Click here to apply: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1902893&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FToronto

PhD Position at the Marlene Porsche Graduate School of Neuroeconomics at the University of Zurich

Posted July 15, 2019

The Zurich Center for Neuroeconomics (ZNE) at the University of Zurich offers a PhD position in neuroeconomics in the research group of Prof. Alós-Ferrer (NOMIS Professorship for Decision and Neuroeconomic Theory). The position is available from October 1, 2019, and is funded for three years at standard SNSF rates (CHF 47,040 to 50,040), with an option to be extended for a fourth year. The position is within the SNF Project “The Neuroeconomics of Conflict and Preference Strength in Decision Making.” The goal of this interdisciplinary project is to develop and test a model architecture for economic decision making, integrating received and new insights from neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics. The successful candidate will participate in a series of studies using EEG and eye-tracking.

Description
Neuroeconomics combines research from different fields such as neuroscience, behavioral economics but also cognitive and social psychology. Neuroeconomics therefore is a very interdisciplinary science. The neoclassical approach to economic decision making is insufficient to account for and organize empirical findings on actual economic decision making for several reasons (e.g. decisions often arise from the interaction and even conflict between different behavioral tendencies or decision processes with fundamentally different characteristics (e.g., deliberative vs. intuitive). The objective of the project is to develop and test a model architecture for economic decision making, integrating received and new insights from neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics. One methodological research line of the project concentrates on neural correlates of decision making, specifically those measured with the electroencephalograph (EEG). The corresponding experiments will rely on well-established event- related potentials (ERPs) which index e.g. conflict between behavioral tendencies or decision processes. Crucially, these neural correlates deliver information which cannot be deduced from pure choice data or response times, and hence are invaluable for model development.

Mandatory requirements
– Master degree completed by end of September 2019
– Willingness to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment
– High enthusiasm and motivation for doing research in the field of neuroeconomics
– Proven experience with collecting and analyzing EEG data
– Working experience with statistical analysis of data (Stata, R, and/or Matlab)
– Experience with computer programming (e.g., Python, Java, NBS-Presentation, E-Prime)

Additional, desirable skills
– Experience conducting eye-tracking studies
– Excellent communication and writing skills in the English language
– Good analytical skills (mathematics/statistics)

In return we can offer an exciting position in a stimulating and challenging environment, a dynamic and interdisciplinary team and the opportunity to utilize state-of-the-art equipment and facilities (SNS Lab: https://www.zne.uzh.ch/en.html).

We are seeking to fill this PhD position within the Marlene Porsche Graduate School of Neuroeconomics at the University of Zurich. Those interested in applying should note that we are filling this opening outside the standard biannual application review process, so you should follow the application procedure listed below rather than the instructions listed on the program website.

For full consideration, please submit the following to alexander.jaudas@econ.uzh.ch with “PhD application” in the subject line.
– your CV
– a cover letter detailing your research experience and technical expertise
– your recent university transcripts
– the names and contact data of at least two references

PhD Position at the Marlene Porsche Graduate School of Neuroeconomics at the University of Zurich

Posted July 15, 2019

The Zurich Center for Neuroeconomics (Prof. Philippe Tobler) is looking for a PhD candidate. The position can start immediately, but no later than December 2019, and is funded for 4 years (salary is approximately 49,000 CHF gross per year). Applications will be reviewed from now until the position is filled, but applying by July 31 is strongly recommended.

The project “Determinants of financial decision making” is a large-scale collaboration with Professors Rui Mata and Jörg Rieskamp from the University of Basel, and Professor Thorsten Hens from the University of Zurich’s Department of Banking and Finance. Demographic change has resulted in many aging Western societies facing major financial challenges, including the question of whether social security and pension systems are well funded for the future. The increasing responsibility for financial well-being across the life cycle raises the question of how more successful investors differ from less successful ones. The goal of the project is to explore the factors that lead to individual variation in financial decision making and, ultimately, successful financial outcomes. We aim to adopt an interdisciplinary approach by linking insights from cognitive psychology, decision neuroscience, behavioral finance, and developmental psychology. Our project in this larger collaboration is an fMRI study that will contribute to decomposing the sources of variation in decision making through cognitive modeling and neuroimaging techniques designed to uncover basic cognitive and motivational processes.

Mandatory requirements
– completed Master’s degree
– excellent English skills (both written and oral)
– strong skills in scientific data analysis and writing
– demonstrated experience with fMRI data analysis (e.g. already analyzed an fMRI dataset under supervision)
– demonstrated programming experience
– familiarity with or ability to pick up quickly on high-performance computing pipelines

Desirable skills
Further experience with any elements of the existing acquisition and analysis pipeline will be very helpful:
– programming experiments in Psychtoolbox (or Cogent)
– data analysis in Matlab and/or R (particularly multilevel modeling),
– MRI data analysis using SPM (in batch-mode)
– running analyses on a high-performance computing cluster (working knowledge of bash/shell)
– experience with conducting laboratory experiments in cognitive psychology or behavioral economics

We are seeking to fill this PhD position within the Marlene Porsche Graduate School of Neuroeconomics at the University of Zurich. Those interested in applying should note that we are filling this opening outside the standard biannual application review process, so you should follow the application procedure listed below rather than the instructions listed on the program website.

For full consideration, please submit the following to applications@econ.uzh.ch with “FinDec PhD application” in the subject line:
– a CV or resume
– a cover letter detailing research experience and technical expertise

Please direct any inquiries to Tamara Herz using the same applications@econ.uzh.ch email address.

Postdoctoral Position At The Crockett Lab at Yale University

Posted June 24, 2019

The Crockett Lab at Yale University has a postdoctoral position available to begin Fall 2019 or Spring/Summer 2020 (start date flexible). The position is for one year initially and renewable for up to a total of three years. 

We are embarking on a new line of research that will benefit from diverse topical perspectives, including social perception, self & identity, emotion, learning, judgment & decision-making, memory, and language – so even if your past work is not directly related to our lab’s core research on morality, you might be a great fit for this position. 

We will be using a variety of methods including behavioral experiments, computational modeling, neuroimaging, and natural language processing. We are looking for scholars with experience in at least one of these methods, a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience or related field, strong technical skills, and enthusiasm for exploring new territory!

The postdoc will have the opportunity to shape a research program on the cognitive neuroscience of narratives. Humans are master storytellers, and many of the stories we tell are moral: there’s a villain to hate and a hero to root for. When we narrate our own lives, we make ourselves the heroes of our stories, and these narratives become part of our personal identities. What are the cognitive and neural processes that guide the construction of these narratives? How do the stories we hear and tell shape our behavior and the behavior of others? 

We believe that our science is better with a diverse team. We embrace and encourage our lab members’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our lab members who they are.

Interested applicants should send an email to Dr. Molly Crockett (molly.crockett@yale.edu) with the subject line “POSTDOC APPLICATION” and include a CV, contact information for 2-3 references, and a statement of interest describing your doctoral research and how your experience might be relevant for studying narratives, broadly construed (maximum 1 page). Review of applications will begin on July 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor of Marketing At McGill University

Posted June 11, 2019

The Marketing area in the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University is recruiting for one tenure-track position open to all ranks. Applicants may approach research from any perspective including behavioral, strategic, or quantitative. On the behavioral side, candidates from behavioral analytics, consumer neuroscience and other neurobehavioral and computational neuroscience research are particularly searched for. Applicants at the Assistant level should have outstanding potential as a scholar and teacher, while experienced applicants at the Associate / Full level should have a record of high quality research and effective teaching.

The start date for the position is August 1, 2020 (pending funding approval). Applicants should either have a PhD in hand, or plan to complete their PhD by August 1, 2020. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications should include a cover letter from the candidate, curriculum vitae, sample research paper(s), and three letters of reference. These materials need to be submitted online at:
https://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/research/specializations/marketing/recruitment-marketing

To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by 12:00 noon (Eastern Standard Time), July 8, 2019. Review of materials will begin immediately after the due date and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.
Representatives from the Marketing area at McGill will be attending the AMA Summer Marketing Academic Conference in Chicago, IL, USA, from August 9-11, 2019, and will be scheduling preliminary interviews at this conference.

The full job post is at https://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/files/desautels/desautels-marketing-area-ad-en.pdf and https://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/files/desautels/desautels-marketing-area-ad-fr.pdf

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Neuroeconomics/Social Neuroscience: Lyon, France Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Posted June 11, 2019

Job Description:
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to study social decision making using fMRI in healthy subjects and intracranial recordings in patients with epilepsy. Our research group combines multimodal neuroimaging with computational modelling to characterize the neural mechanisms underlying human social decision making. The focus of the project will be to unravel the neural correlates of social decision making using probabilistic representations of other’s intentions. We will use such approach to model ways in which we predict hypothetical action outcomes, the intentions of others and whether the other is cooperative or competitive. This will be implemented by parallel experiments using multimodal intracranial recordings and fMRI in humans. Candidates must have (or nearing completion of) a PhD degree in neuroscience, social psychology, behavioral economics, computational neuroscience or a related discipline. Candidates must have previous practical experience and working knowledge of human neuroimaging (EEG and/or model-based fMRI). The candidate must also have working knowledge of experimental statistics, signal processing and excellent programming skills in Matlab. Previous experience in simultaneous EEG/fMRI experiments, advanced multivariate data analysis and computational modelling is desirable but not required. The Institute of Cognitive Science (ISCMJ) is located in Lyon, France, a thriving university city. The institute hosts an interdisciplinary neuroscience community with access to several brain imaging facilities, such as one research-dedicated 3T scanner, MEG, TEP, intracranial EEG in patients with epilepsy and other useful resources (https://dreherteam.wixsite.com/neuroeconomics). This job is available immediately, for 2 or 3 years. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications according to CNRS scales.
Candidates should send their CV, statement of research interests, representative publications, and contact information of two references to Jean-Claude Dreher, email: dreher@isc.cnrs.fr

Postdoc Position in The Developmental Computational Psychiatry Lab, University College London

Posted June 11, 2019

The Developmental Computational Psychiatry lab, based at University College London (www.devcompsy.org) is offering a postdoc position to work in decision neuroscience and computational psychiatry (esp. OCD). We are looking someone with a strong background in computational modelling, neuroimaging and/or psychiatry.

The postdoc will be joining a young and interdisciplinary lab that works at the intersection of computational neuroscience, psychiatry, pharmacology and cognitive development. This means that the position offers the freedom to pursue own projects under Tobias’ supervision. The position is based at the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry & Ageing Research and the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging at UCL. This is a unique environment with access to cutting-edge neuroimaging facilities (3 & 7T fMRI, MEG, etc.) and is embedded in the very collaborative, world-class UCL computational neuroscience community. 

Potential candidates may contact Tobias directly to talk about the position and potential projects in person. This position is funded by Wellcome Trust. Application deadline is 15 June 2019.

More details and application submission here: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTgwNzQ0NiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05NjUmb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJmpvYl9yZWZfY29kZT0xODA3NDQ2JnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQ

Lab Manager Position in the Aging Well Lab in the Center for Vital Longevity, University of Texas at Dallas

Posted June 11, 2019

The Aging Well Lab in the Center for Vital Longevity at The University of Texas at Dallas, under the direction of Kendra Seaman, Ph.D., is currently seeking to hire a full-time Lab Manager beginning in September 1, 2019. The position is a minimum of a one-year commitment (¬-renewable). Dr. Seaman will be joining UTD as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2019. 

The lab’s research will focus on using basic and translational scientific research studies to promote health and wellbeing across adulthood. We will use a wide variety of behavioral, modeling and neuroimaging techniques. Please see https://sites.duke.edu/kseaman/for more information on our lab’s focus and ongoing projects.

Primary responsibilities for the Lab Manager will include (1) setting up the new lab, (2) assisting with the design and implementation of behavioral, eye-tracking, and fMRI experiments, (3) recruitment and testing of human subjects, (3) coordinating and training research assistants, and (5) preprocessing and analysis of experimental data. 

Job qualifications include a BA or BS in psychology, neuroscience, behavioral economics, data science, or a related field. Strong applicants from other fields may be considered. Excellent organizational, time management, problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills are required.
Preferred qualifications include prior experience with experimental design, programming of behavioral tasks, human subject data collection, and data analysis. Technical skills (e.g. Python, R, Unix) are also highly desired, but not required. Prior experience managing teams of people and/or an interest in psychological and neurobiological changes across adulthood is also a plus.

Individuals from backgrounds that are underrepresented or nontraditional in science are strongly encouraged to apply.
For full consideration, please submit (1) a CV or resume and (2) a cover letter detailing research experience, interests, and technical expertise to http://tinyurl.com/agingwelllab by June 28, 2019.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Kendra Seaman (Kendra.Seaman@utdallas.edu).

Research Scientist Position in Laboratory for Social Value Decision Making, RIKEN CBS-TOYOTA Collaboration Center, RIKEN Center for Brain Science

Posted May 30, 2019

Research Scientist Position in Laboratory for Social Value Decision Making, RIKEN CBS-TOYOTA Collaboration Center, RIKEN Center for Brain Science

Study of Decision Making with Data Science Approach

 RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) (https://cbs.riken.jp/en/) explores the mysteries of the brain—one of the ultimate frontiers in natural science—carrying out research at all levels, from cells to organisms and social systems, with the goal of returning those results to society. Brain science at RIKEN aims to develop domestic and international brain researchers by creating an environment that will integrate various intellectual disciplines and from that convergence find solutions that will ultimately benefit society in the realms of medicine, engineering, business, and education. In striving toward this goal, CBS (and its predecessor Brain Science Institute) has become a leading international center for brain research with a reputation for discovery, innovation, training, and globalization of the scientific enterprise.

 Laboratory for Social Value Decision Making (https://cbs.riken.jp/en/faculty/btcc.svdm/) in RIKEN Center for Brain Science is seeking a creative and motivated research scientist to address the following issues:

Societies around the world are now changing rapidly and in an accelerating pace. Research disciplines for studies of human being have not caught up with the rapid changes of the societies. To address these issues, our laboratory combines the research fields of decision science such as neuroeconomics, behavioral economics, psychology. In addition to these research fields of individual decision making, we will extend and connect principles of decision making to decision making at group and society levels with the aid of analysis techniques of big data, which are developed in new fields of collective behavior. Our research will bring about positive impacts to people in society by enhancing scientific understanding of humans and by creating sustainable designs of social systems. Through this exciting research endeavor, we create positive values for people in our global society.

 Job description

Study of Decision Making with Data Science Approach

Development of techniques of collecting and analyzing data have made available previously unimaginable amount and diversity of data about human behavior. Yet, efforts to formulate theories and hypotheses to explain these large-scale data of human decision making have not caught up with the speed and scale of data collection. People who are eager to fill this gap between theory and practices of decision making in large-scale environments are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from people who have academic and industrial experiences of (preferred, but not exclusive) marketing, network science, people analytics with the use of big data about individual and collective decision making.

Qualifications:

1)    A candidate for research scientist needs to have Ph.D. (D.Phil) or is expected to have obtained Ph.D. (D.Phil) before the date of assuming the position.
2)    We also welcome candidates who have relevant experiences in collection and analysis of big data about individual and collective decision making in their academic research and/or professional occupations. For the candidates who have related experiences in industry, we do not require Ph.D. and accept talented people as technical staff.
3)    With a diverse team and extended networks within and across organizations, communication skill is important for this position.

Start date: August 2019 and later.
Work time: We also consider flexibility in work styles in working time.
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application process:

(1)   Complete CV (with photo and email address)
(2)   List of research achievements and publications
(3)   A letter of recommendation, one from the current supervisor (If the current supervisor’s recommendation is not available, a recommendation letter from a third party will be accepted)
(4)  Research Plan (Optional)
(5) Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you are required to submit the document, “Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR” with your signature.

 *You will find detailed information about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the following website:
https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en

Contacts and Information
For more information about this ad, see the website of RIKEN CBS
https://cbs.riken.jp/en/careers/20190516_w19038_btcc_t.html

 For information about VISA, housing, employee benefits, life and work in RIKEN and Tokyo area, see the following website of Wako International Support Services of RIKEN.
http://wiss.riken.jp

Research Scientist Position in Laboratory for Social Value Decision Making, RIKEN CBS-TOYOTA Collaboration Center, RIKEN Center for Brain Science

Posted May 17, 2019

RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) (https://cbs.riken.jp/en/) explores the mysteries of the brain—one of the ultimate frontiers in natural science—carrying out research at all levels, from cells to organisms and social systems, with the goal of returning those results to society. Brain science at RIKEN aims to develop domestic and international brain researchers by creating an environment that will integrate various intellectual disciplines and from that convergence find solutions that will ultimately benefit society in the realms of medicine, engineering, business, and education. In striving toward this goal, CBS (and its predecessor Brain Science Institute) has become a leading international center for brain research with a reputation for discovery, innovation, training, and globalization of the scientific enterprise.

 Laboratory for Social Value Decision Making(https://cbs.riken.jp/en/faculty/btcc.svdm/) in RIKEN Center for Brain Science is seeking a creative and motivated research scientist to address the following issues:

Societies around the world are now changing rapidly and in an accelerating pace. Research disciplines for studies of human being have not caught up with the rapid changes of the societies. To address these issues, our laboratory combines the research fields of decision science such as neuroeconomics, behavioral economics, psychology. In addition to these research fields of individual decision making, we will extend and connect principles of decision making to decision making at group and society levels with the aid of analysis techniques of big data, which are developed in new fields of collective behavior. Our research will bring about positive impacts to people in society by enhancing scientific understanding of humans and by creating sustainable designs of social systems. Through this exciting research endeavor, we create positive values for people in our global society.

 Job description

Decision Neuroscience of Trust and Social Network

This project will investigate how individual behaviors and brain mechanisms interact with collective decision making process. This decision process of a group involves forming and shaping a network according to goals of individuals and groups. The project involves conducting experiments in settings of artificial social network where multiple persons interact simultaneously. A special emphasis is placed on the most basic unit of network, a link or trusting relationship between two persons. We welcome people who wish to understand fundamental mechanisms of social relationships and how the basic social mechanisms constitute collective behavior of groups. We welcome applications from people with background of neuroscience, social/organizational psychology, and/or professional experience working with groups of people.

Qualifications:

1) A candidate for research scientist needs to have Ph.D. (D.Phil) or is expected to have obtained Ph.D. (D.Phil) before the date of assuming the position. 
2) We also welcome candidates who have experience in dealing with groups of people in their academic research and/or professional occupations. In these cases, we do not require Ph.D. and accept talented people as technical staff. 
3) With a diverse team and extended networks within and across organizations, communication skill is important for this position. 

 Start date: August 2019 and later. We also consider flexibility in work styles in working time.

Salary: Salary in the initial year is commensurate with standards for research scientists in RIKEN. Increase of salary from the second fiscal year is possible.

Application process:

(1) Complete CV (with photo and email address)
(2) List of research achievements and publications
(3) A letter of recommendation, one from the current supervisor (If the current supervisor’s recommendation is not available, a recommendation letter from a third party will be accepted)
(4) Research Plan (Optional)
(5) Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you are required to submit the document, “Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR” with your signature. 

*You will find detailed information about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the following website: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en

Contacts and Information
For more information about this ad, see the website of RIKEN CBS: https://cbs.riken.jp/en/careers/20190422_w19012_btcc.html

 For information about VISA, housing, employee benefits, life and work in RIKEN and Tokyo area, see the following website of Wako International Support Services of RIKEN. http://wiss.riken.jp

Postdoc Position at The German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE)

Posted May 13, 2019

The German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE) is a member of the Leibniz Association. The institute’s mission is to conduct experimental and clinical research in the field of nutrition and health, with the aim of understanding the molecular basis of nutrition-dependent diseases, and of developing new strategies for treatment and prevention (Website: http://www.dife.de/?lang=en).

We invite applications for the newly founded Department of Decision Neuroscience and Nutrition (DNN) as part of a joint appointment with the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin for

1 PostDoc (m/f/d)

The general aim of the department is to understand the complex mechanisms of human decision making and to develop novel strategies in optimizing decisions. Specifically, we investigate how the decisions emerge and what its underlying mechanisms are. The ultimate goal is to apply those mechanisms to develop novel intervention approaches. This highly interdisciplinary research merges neural (fMRI, EEG, NIRS), physiological (SCR, HR, Eye movements) and metabolic data (e.g. hormones) to understand the body-brain-interaction.

Tasks

  • Leading innovative research projects in understanding reward processing within human decision making (including design, data acquisition/analyses and interpretations of neuronal, physiological and metabolic data)
  • Presentation of results (publication or conferences)
  • Supervision of students as well as guidance of technical staff

Requirements and Skills

  • Excellent master and doctoral degree in psychology, cognitive science, biology, biomedical engineering or in an equivalent discipline
  • Great experiences/interest in cognitive neuroscientific research
  • Experience neuroscientific methods (fMRI, EEG, MEG or NIRS) and/or in psychophysics
  • Programming skills in Matlab, experience in advanced statistical analyses and in behavioral modeling will be of great advantage
  • High motivation and interest in interdisciplinary collaboration in a versatile research environment in an international team

The advertised position is available for 2 years. The level of salary will be determined on the basis of standard/tariff conditions, present qualifications and professional experience.

We expect a team player with high problem-solving skills, very good achievements and high level of commitment.

Contact

Please send your detailed application (letter of motivation, CV, certificates, references) with the reference nr. 2019_W06_H until 31.05.2019 to:

German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke
Human Resources and Social Services
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114-116 
14558 Nuthetal

or via E-Mail to jobs@dife.de

For more information please contact:

Prof. Dr. So Young Park, Head of Department DNN, E-Mail: Soyoung.Park@dife.de

Neuroeconomics Postdoc Position at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Posted May 9, 2019

The Chib Lab (http://chiblab.jhu.edu) at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Biomedical Engineering and Kennedy Krieger Institute is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on projects related to the neurobiological basis of motivated performance and decision-making. Our lab uses a combination of human behavioral experiments, computational modeling, neuroimaging, and noninvasive brain stimulation. We perform experiments with healthy human participants and have ongoing studies with a number of clinical populations (e.g., major depressive disorder, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis).

Requirements include a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, or related fields; previous experience designing and executing behavioral experiments with human subjects or animals; and a strong programming and quantitative background. Previous experience with fMRI and/or noninvasive brain stimulation is ideal, but not essential.

The position requires a commitment of two years, and is renewable contingent on performance and funding. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should send a CV and statement of research interests to Vikram Chib (vchib@jhu.edu).

Director of Clinical Research (Part-Time) at NeuroFlow, Philadelphia

Posted May 8, 2019

Our company challenges:

— Empower mental health specialists, doctors, hospital systems and patients with user-generated data 
— Engage end users through smart web and mobile applications to assess and manage mental health 
— Disseminate expertise in mental health best practices, including cognitive behavioral therapy 
— Protect user privacy and data security through our HIPAA-compliant infrastructure

Our culture relies on flexibility and agility – we are constantly iterating our platform to optimize its stability, scalability, and performance. We have an all-hands-on-deck mentality when it comes to product development and teamwork is pivotal to our success. Open and rapid communication is at our core to allow us to run fast or turn at a moment’s notice.

How you will help:

We are looking for a talented and passionate clinical researcher who will lead the design and execution of research studies (both ongoing and new) to validate the benefits of using NeuroFlow’s products. You will work collaboratively with our team and scientific and clinical advisors to strategize ‘quick wins’ and longer-term research projects, ranging from partnering with our existing customers in clinics and health systems to fully outsourced studies that partner with academic institutions. You will apply creative problem solving to inform how we can most effectively and efficiently demonstrate improved engagement, clinical outcomes, and cost savings through publishing peer-reviewed articles. By building a strong foundation of evidence-based support for NeuroFlow’s approach to promoting behavioral health access and engagement, you will make a significant impact on overall business growth.

About you:

— You have a PhD in a relevant field and at least 3 years of post-doctoral clinical research experience 
— You love finding innovative ways to accelerate the typically slow research timeline and thrive when tackling the hardest challenges 
— You love getting your hands dirty with every part of the research process from study design to data analysis to manuscript writing 
— You have experience working on academic and/or industry-led research projects and want to move the behavioral health industry forward as quickly as possible 
— You are a whiz at navigating the IRB process for both institutional and independent IRBs 
— You excel at beating deadlines and self-leading, always working to improve yourself and your abilities 
— You have experience managing teams and understand how to keep complex projects on track

About NeuroFlow:

NeuroFlow is a venture-backed startup based in Philadelphia that promotes behavioral health access and engagement in all care settings to improve outcomes, overall wellness, and cost of care. We’re committed to improving the lives of those suffering from mental illness and revolutionizing the mental health industry through innovative applications of technology and data analysis.

The company is led by CEO Chris Molaro, a bronze star Army Veteran with degrees from the United States Military Academy at West Point and Wharton. Chris is also the co-founder and former CEO of the non-profit Things We Read. COO and co-founder Adam Pardes is former sales ops at Sidecar and PhD candidate in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Our product team is lead by Julia Kastner, a graduate of Harvard Business School with over a decade of product and startup experience.

We have a fun, passionate and tight-knit team and offer competitive benefits, a flexible work schedule, and a gorgeous office in Philadelphia, PA. NeuroFlow is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply here: https://angel.co/neuroflow/jobs/546997-director-of-clinical-research-part-time

Postdoctoral Research Positions, Affective Brain Lab (PI: Sharot), UCL

Posted April 11, 2019

The Affective Brain Lab at University College London is inviting applications for postdoctoral positions with a flexible start date to study the neural mechanisms of information-seeking and/or decision-making in humans. We are particularly interested in what motivates people to pursue knowledge (i.e. how people decide what they want to know) and whether these decisions are associated with wellbeing. The project will involve developing computational models of cognitive processes related to information-seeking, belief formation and decision-making and evaluating them against behavioural and/or neural data.

We are seeking highly motivated researchers, with a PhD in neuroscience, psychology or related fields, who possess the following qualities:
•    High integrity.
•    Proven commitment to high quality research.
•    Patience and persistence together with the ability to set and attain goals.
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
•    The ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds.

Knowledge of decision-making theory and proven experience in:
•    Programming (e.g., R, Matlab, Python).
•    Computational modelling. 
•    Neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, EEG) – preferred.

We offer:
•      State of the art research facilities.
•      Interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities with scholars world-wide.
•      Opportunities to work on projects with industry partners.
•      High quality research environment.
•      Socially active lab.
•      Commitment to support postdocs to attain future goals.

Interested candidates should e-mail Professor Sharot (t.sharot@ucl.ac.uk) for consideration with the following:
•      Curriculum vitae
•      Links to two publications
•      Names and contact information for two references

Further information about the ABL is available at http://affectivebrain.com/

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroeconomics, University of Sydney, Australia

Posted April 11, 2019

Associate Professor Agnieszka Tymula (University of Sydney) and Prof. Paul Glimcher (New York University) have an opening for a postdoctoral research associate in neuroeconomics: full-time, 2.5 year fixed term contract (with possible renewal), Academic Level A salary: $92,682 -$98,940 p.a. plus generous superannuation and leave loading.

In this role you will have the opportunity of investigating well-known behavioral “biases” in probability and value perception through the lens of experimental/behavioral economics and neurobiology, combining theory and methodology from both economics and neuroscience under the supervision of Agnieszka Tymula (primary supervisor) and Prof Paul Glimcher (associate supervisor).

Sydney has excellent resources for research in neuroeconomics. The facilities include a dedicated modern (less than one year old) computer laboratory for experimental economics research with 38 computer stations. A state-of-art magnetic resonance imaging scanner is located nearby at the Brain and Mind Centre. There is a reading group in neuroeconomics and a bi-weekly experimental economics seminar. You will additionally benefit from the intellectual capital at New York University. The position is based at the School of Economics at the University of Sydney with opportunities to travel to NYU campuses for several week visits (in New York, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai). One or more of the NYU campuses are likely sites for collaborative brain imaging. 
About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroeconomics with: A completed, or about to complete, a PhD in Economics, Neuroscience, Psychology, or related field Experience with collecting and analyzing experimental data Evidence of the ability to conduct independent research and assume responsibility for the development and completion of research papers.
Experience with functional neuroimaging (desirable)

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from A/Professor Agnieszka Tymula , School of Economics at agnieszka.tymula@sydney.edu.au (use “neuroeconomics postdoc” as email title)
Closing date: 11:30pm, 12 May 2019 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.How to apply:
Start your application by clicking here: https://sydney.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.jati&returnToEvent=jobs.home&jobID=CD8E933B-8AA1-4686-96C3-AA2B00EACCBB&audienceTypeCode=EXT&UseAudienceTypeLanguage=1

Research Technician, Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab, Caltech

The Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab (www.rnl.caltech.edu) at Caltech is searching for a full-time Research Technician to assist with our work on the neurocomputational basis of simple choice using computational modeling, eye-tracking and fMRI in human subjects.

The position will provide extensive experience on the various methodologies that inform neuroeconomics, and is ideal for candidates interested in pursuing graduate study in neuroscience, psychology, marketing, data science, or related fields.

Duties include (1) programming experiments, (2) collecting behavioral and fMRI data, (3) dataset maintenance and sharing, (4) data analysis, and (5) general lab computing support.

The position requires a commitment of two-years, and can be renewed contingent on performance and funding.

Qualifications
Requirements include a B.A., B.S. or equivalent, a strong academic record, and a sufficiently strong programming background. Previous experience with behavioral experiments with human subjects or animals is ideal, but not essential. Due to visa constraints, applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

How to apply
Applicants should email Antonio Rangel (arangel@caltech.edu) their CV, a copy of their undergraduate transcripts, names and contact information of three references, and a letter addressing the following questions:
•    What is your ideal start date?
•    What are your career plans?
•    What is your experience with programming, statistics and machine-learning?
•    What is your research experience?

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Information about the status of the search is available at http://www.rnl.caltech.edu/positions/index.html.

 

Research Technician, Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab, Caltech

The Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab (www.rnl.caltech.edu) at Caltech is searching for a full-time Research Technician to assist with our work on the neurocomputational basis of simple choice using computational modeling, eye-tracking and fMRI in human subjects.

The position will provide extensive experience on the various methodologies that inform neuroeconomics, and is ideal for candidates interested in pursuing graduate study in neuroscience, psychology, marketing, data science, or related fields.

Duties include (1) programming experiments, (2) collecting behavioral and fMRI data, (3) dataset maintenance and sharing, (4) data analysis, and (5) general lab computing support.

The position requires a commitment of two-years, and can be renewed contingent on performance and funding.

Qualifications
Requirements include a B.A., B.S. or equivalent, a strong academic record, and a sufficiently strong programming background. Previous experience with behavioral experiments with human subjects or animals is ideal, but not essential. Due to visa constraints, applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

How to apply
Applicants should email Antonio Rangel (arangel@caltech.edu) their CV, a copy of their undergraduate transcripts, names and contact information of three references, and a letter addressing the following questions:
•    What is your ideal start date?
•    What are your career plans?
•    What is your experience with programming, statistics and machine-learning?
•    What is your research experience?

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Information about the status of the search is available at http://www.rnl.caltech.edu/positions/index.html.

 

Research Assistants, The Kable Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

 The Kable laboratory in the Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania is seeking two full-time Research Assistants. The lab uses techniques from social and cognitive neuroscience and experimental economics to investigate decision processes and their neurophysiological mechanisms in humans. 

DUTIES:
The holder of this position will be actively involved in conducting research in the lab, including recruiting participants, preparing experimental materials, and collecting and analyzing data for behavioral and neuroimaging experiments. Research specialists will also be responsible for administrative activities for the lab such as managing finances and coordinating lab activities, managing IRB and grant submissions, and supervising undergraduate research assistants. This position would be ideal for a recent graduate looking for additional research experience and offers the opportunity to be involved in a vibrant and active laboratory. The position would ideally start in summer of 2019.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Requirements: The ideal candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with some background in psychology, neuroscience, math/computer science or related fields, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to work flexibly and learn a wide range of new skills, and the enthusiasm and motivation to solve problems independently.
Preferred: Familiarity with statistics, programming skills (ie, MATLAB), and previous research experience are all highly desirable.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Please include a cover letter describing interests and career plans, a CV or resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references. Interested applicants should apply online at https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/44406 AND https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/44415. Because we are hiring two research specialists, applicants should submit materials to both links. Please include a cover letter describing interests and career plans, a CV or resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Kable, kable@psych.upenn.edu

 

Postdoctoral Researcher opportunity in MEG and decision making, NUS, Singapore

We have a postdoc position in the Neuroeconomics lab (www.rongjunyu.org) at Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore. The successful candidate will work on a project funded by MOE to investigate the time course of economic decision making and social cognition using Magnetoencephalography. Feel free to contact psyyr@nus.edu.sg for more info.

 

The Higher School of Economics Laboratory for Centre for Cognition & Decision Making in Moscow, Russia invites applications for postdoctoral research positions at The Neuroeconomics Group

 

The job involves:

– working under the direct supervision of Prof. Vasily Klucharev.

– participants are encouraged to pursue their own research in parallel with working on the Group’s research projects, e.g.:

Neuroeconomics and social influence, including neuroscience of persuasion, cognitive dissonance, etc.

Neurobiology of cognitive dissonance, trust and risk-taking, temporal discounting, etc.

– writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with the members of the Centre for Cognition & Decision Making

– participation in organization of the events and other contribution to the Lab’s development

– public presentations of candidate’s own research to the researchers in the field and the broader academic community

– some teaching is encouraged, though not required.

 

Requirements:

– a PhD from an international research university in such fields as: neuroscience, psychology, economics or applied mathematics

– background in TMS and/or fMRI and/or MEG/and/or multi-channel EEG/MEG/ recordings and data analysis

– ability to work in a team,

– fluent English

– relevant experience is an asset although not required

 

For more details, see the link: https://iri.hse.ru/post_neuroeconomics2019

 

 

Postdoctoral Research Position in Neuroeconomics/Decision Neuroscience–The Maastrich University

 

The Maastricht University – Center of Neuroeconomics (MU-CEN) and the Department of Economics (AE1) of Maastricht University offer a Postdoctoral Research position in Neuroeconomics/Decision Neuroscience. MU-CEN consists of researchers and PhD students from research groups and departments in Cognitive Neuroscience, Economics, Finance, Marketing and Psychology.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The successful applicant contributes to research in Neuroeconomics/Decision Neuroscience at MU-CEN and the Department of Economics. The candidate is expected to do a limited amount of teaching (about 0.25 full time equivalent). Maastricht University is the most international university in the Netherlands and working the language is English both in research and education. The successful applicant is expected to actively apply for external funding. Maastricht University’s neuroeconomics/decision neuroscience research facilities include Siemens 3T, 7T and 9.4T fMRI scanners, EEG, TMS, tDCS, and a 33 person fully computerized behavioral lab. For more information about MU-CEN, see our website at <neuroeconomics.nl>.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ph.D. in (neuro)economics, neuroscience, psychology, or a related discipline or a related field (completed or nearly completed)
  • Programming experience (e.g., R, Matlab, Python, E-prime)
  • Preferably experience in human neuroimaging (EEG, fMRI), brain stimulation (tDCS, TMS), and/or computational modeling.
  • Multidisciplinary background and interests are a plus.
  • Strong research orientation

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

The postdoctoral position is offered for a two-year period and should commence as soon as possible. In case of successful grant acquisition, an extension of the contract may be possible. Maastricht University and SBE have excellent support for application for external funding, such as workshops, dedicated funding advisors, etc.

Salary is competitive and ranges (depending on qualifications and experience) from EUR 3255 to EUR 4978 gross per month (12 monthly payments) for a full-time employment. On top of this, there is an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end of year allowance. Non-Dutch applicants may be eligible for favourable tax treatment.

APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION:

Further information can be obtained by contacting Prof. dr. Arno Riedl (e-mail: a.riedl@maastrichtuniversity.nl)

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and some research papers (max. 2). Two letters of reference, assessing the applicant’s research potential and personality, should be sent independently by the referees.

Applications should be submitted electronically and all material, including reference letters, be sent to neuroeconomics-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl with reference to ‘Neuroeconomics Post-doc 2019 AT2019.033’. Applications will be screened on a rolling basis but should be received not later than February 25, 2019.

INTERVIEWS:

Interviews with promising applicants will be scheduled on a rolling basis via Skype or at Maastricht University.

 

 

Research Staff Assistant, Center for Decision Sciences, Columbia Business School

The Center for Decision Sciences (CDS), is seeking a full time research staff assistant to begin in May 2019. CDS is an interdisciplinary center that facilitates research and understanding on consumer behavior, the implications of decision making on public policy, and the decision neuroscience foundation of judgment and decision making.

THIS IS A FULL-TIME RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION (35H A WEEK). Please see below for a description of the job and required application materials. Please send all application materials to Shannon Duncan at shannon@decisionsciences.columbia.edu.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator Professor Eric Johnson, the Research Staff Assistant will have the following responsibilities:

(1)         Design web-based surveys including programming, developing, testing and implementing of online studies

(2)         Collecting, cleaning, coding, and analyzing data, as well as writing up results

(3)         Perform literature reviews and compile citations

(4)         Maintain online participant database

(5)         Maintain communication with the IRB, submit modifications, renewals, etc.

(6)         Assist with Grant proposals and proofreading

(7)         Other administrative tasks as assigned (i.e. participant payments and reimbursements)

(8)         Update and maintain CDS website

(9)         Recruiting and scheduling participants

Requirements:

APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH A RESUME LISTING EDUCATIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS, COURSEWORK, AND WORK EXPERIENCE AS WELL AS CONTACT INFORMATION FOR 3 ACADEMIC AND/OR WORK REFERENCES

Degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Psychology or other related field (i.e. Economics, Neuroscience, etc.) and experience in experimental behavioral research.

Strong computer skills preferred, including R or other statistical package, and MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point). Knowledge of online databases: JSTOR, PsycInfo, PsycArticles, EBSCO, Web of Science, and presentation skills are helpful.

Postdoctoral Fellow at The Computational Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychiatry LabUniversity of Maryland, College Park

We’re looking for an expert computational modeler to start Summer/Fall 2019 More information about us can be found here: http://solwaylab.org. The Computational Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychiatry Lab is hiring a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in computational modeling of behavior to start in Summer/Fall 2019. Successful candidates will have at minimum: – Received a Ph.D. prior to the start date, completing their defense and all other degree requirements. – Strong leadership, management, and communication skills (both written and oral). – Established expertise in computational modeling of behavior and experimental design. – Experience with at least one neuroimaging modality (EEG, fMRI, invasive recordings in patients). – A strong publication record in cognitive/computational neuroscience and/or psychology. – Experience or an interest in using computational approaches to ask questions related to information processing differences in psychiatric disorders. The department where you will receive your Ph.D. does not matter so long as you have worked on projects and published papers related to the type of work we do. This position requires you to take a leadership role from day one, helping to manage junior trainees and set the direction of the lab. We are a new lab, about to enter our second year, making it a perfect time to join our team. While a lot of the small details of setting up are taken care of, and we’ve recruited a great set of junior trainees, there is still a lot of room for a new postdoc to have significant input on the overall direction of our work and how we manage things. The University of Maryland, College Park, is located five miles from Washington, D.C. and is metro accessible, with access to world class museums, restaurants, and entertainment. We are close to three large international airports, have access to other destinations on the eastern seaboard and beyond via Amtrak, and are a short drive away from beautiful landscapes and mountains in rural Maryland and Virginia. To apply, e-mail your CV, a cover letter, any pre-prints (to be handled in confidence), and a list of references to asolway[at]umd.edu. Be sure these documents address how your experience and skill set meet the above requirements. Also, briefly describe your long term goals and how you think a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab will help you achieve them. The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Kable Lab, University of Pennsylvania

 
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship working on a collaborative project with Prof. Joe Kable in the Department of Psychology and Profs. Desmond Oathes and Ted Satterthwaite in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Funded by a private donor, the project seeks to examine the behavioral and neural effects of neuromodulation with rTMS on perspective taking, delay discounting and selfishness measured with behavioral assays and TMS/fMRI readouts. Previous experience with fMRI, brain stimulation, neuroeconomics and/or decision-making research is preferable but not necessary. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology or related field, strong computational skills, and a strong record of previous research. Penn offers an outstanding research environment and this position provides an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative team science environment. Laboratory and Penn resources include research-dedicated 3T and 7T MRI scanners, concurrent TMS/fMRI setups and concurrent TMS/behavior/psychophysiology setups as well as a computing core and advanced imaging analysis tools. The initial appointment would be for two years. Start date is flexible. Inquiries or applications should be directed to Joe Kable (kable@psych.upenn.edu). Applicants should include a cover letter describing their research interests and career plans, CV, and contact information for three references.

PhD Position in Decision Neuroscience at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Reference: ERIM PhD 2019 RSM MKT DN1

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 choice, emotion regulation and (dis)honesty. In particular, we focus on linking neural measures obtained from individuals to real market-level choice data. However, candidates have a large say in the precise focus of their project. For the current project, we are especially looking for applicants who have an interest in and experience with innovative fMRI methods, such as multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA) and representational similarity analysis (RSA), as well as neural reliability (intersubject correlations in neural activity), or multivariate approaches to EEG data analyses, and who would be interested in applying these techniques to study (real-world) choice behaviour. Experience with and interest in applying these advanced techniques is a definite plus. However, candidates with a less technical focus and a more general interest in how neuroscience can inform decision-making are also invited to apply. In addition to fMRI and EEG, we make use of eye-tracking, facial coding, and behavioural measures in our research. Experience with EEG and/or fMRI is required for this position.

Interested candidates can apply through the ERIM website. Application deadline January 15, 2019. For more information about this position, please contact Ale Smidts (asmidts’at’rsm.nl) or Maarten Boksem (mboksem’at’rsm.nl).

Postdoctoral position at the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Health

The Mood Brain and Development Unit (MBDU) at the NIH led by Dr Argyris Stringaris is looking for a post-doc.

The focus of the MBDU is on how reward processing aberrations impact on human mood and may lead to pathologies such as depression. There is a lot of promise that reward processing abnormalities underlie psychiatric disorders. Yet, only if causal links reward processing aberrations and mood still are elucidated, will they form the basis of targeted treatment design. To resolve these questions, we use a variety of tools, benefitting from the unique scientific environment and resources that the NIH offers. In particular, we use longitudinal imaging protocols at three different time scales, work on methodological development of resting-state and task-based imaging data fusion, leverage treatment designs (such as psychological or pharmacological therapies) and develop closed loop devices for mood manipulation. We are a team that works closely together, has many regular science and social meetings and collaborates extensively with others in and out of NIH.

Candidates with a strong background in MRI and at least an interest in neurophysiological methods such as EEG/MEG, as well as a keen interest in methodology and computational modeling will be most suited for the job. Advanced coding in R, Python, Matlab or Shell scripts is a requirement. Cognitive neuroscientists, engineers and other candidates with strong numerical and computational skills are particularly encouraged to apply.

The postdoctoral community at the NIH is large (approximately 4,000) strong and vibrant. Trainees come from across the U.S. and around the world.  Salary for this position is defined by type of training and years of experience. https://www.training.nih.gov/postdoctoral_irta_stipend_ranges Benefits include health insurance for the trainee and his/her family, and support for coursework related to the trainee’s research and travel to meetings is often available. https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postdoc_irp

The NIH is among the largest and best communities of neuroimaging researchers in the world, with opportunities to collaborate with leaders in the field of fMRI, MEG, machine learning, computational psychiatry and neuromodulation. Our group has access to high performance computing, has been allocated timeslots to use fMRI and has our own in-patient unit with full-time clinicians. See more information here https://www.nimh.nih.gov/labs-at-nimh/research-areas/clinics-and-labs/edb/mbdu/index.shtml

For more information, please write with CV and expression of interest to Argyris Stringaris: argyris.stringaris@nih.gov and Narun Pornpattananangkul: narun.pornpattananangkul@nih.gov . The National Institutes of Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Three postdoc Positions on Decision Neuroscience in NUS Singapore

Three Postdoc Positions on Decision Neuroscience are available in decision neuroscience lab, National University of Singapore (www.rongjunyu.org).

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. Expertise in computational modelling is strongly preferred. 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. Please send inquiries and CVs to Dr. Rongjun Yu psyyr@nus.edu.sg

Postdoctoral position available at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience

The Laboratory of Molecular Neuroimaging (LMN) at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is accepting applications for qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellows to conduct mentored research in an innovative project to examine neural underpinnings of decision making with respect to personal and social values. The project involves use of neuroimaging techniques (i.e., fMRI) and psychophysiological measures, including eye-tracking. Postdoctoral fellows, based in LMN, will have the opportunity to interact with a well-established group of investigators within the laboratory and the rich neuroscience community across the UCLA campus.

Interested applicants should meet the following criteria:
•    Background in social psychology, social/affective neuroscience, and/or neuroeconomics is strongly preferred.
•    Technical experience in brain imaging (preferably functional MRI) data acquisition and analysis. Experience in both univariate and multivariate statistical approaches is preferred and in diverse neuroimaging software environments (e.g., FSL, SPM, Freesurfer, nilearn, NiPype). Proficiency in programming (i.e., Matlab, Python, Unix/Linux shell, and/or other languages) strongly preferred.
•    Doctoral degree (MD or PhD in cognitive or affective neuroscience, cognitive science, experimental psychology, or related discipline)
Salary will be commensurate with training level. UCLA is an equal-opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications are currently being accepted for employment to start as soon as possible.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applications must include the following items in order to be considered:
•    Current curriculum vitae
•    Letter of intent
•    Names and contact info for three references

Interested applicants should send materials or questions to  Dr. Edythe London (elondon@mednet.ucla.edu) and/or Dr. Dara Ghahremani (darag@ucla.edu)

Assistant Professor in Human Cognition, Brown University

Location: Providence, R.I. 02912

The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Human Cognition beginning July 1, 2019. Applicants in all areas of cognition will be considered, including applicants whose research program can integrate methodologies that bridge to other social sciences.

Diversity and equity are important for a successful academic community. The CLPS department is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. We strongly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups in the academy.

Successful candidates are expected to have (1) a track record of excellence in research, (2) a well-specified research plan that is likely to lead to research funding, and (3) a readiness to contribute to teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

The CLPS department has a highly interdisciplinary research environment in the study of mind, brain, behavior, and language, offering curricular programs in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Behavioral Decision Sciences. The Department is located in a recently renovated state-of-the-art building in the heart of campus.

QUALIFICATIONS All Ph.D. requirements must be completed before July 1, 2019.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Curriculum vitae, reprints and preprints of three representative publications, statements of research interests and teaching interests noting potential contributions to diversity and inclusion (not to exceed 2 pages each) should be submitted on-line as PDFs to apply.interfolio.com/51678 Three letters of reference should be uploaded directly by the recommenders. Applications received by October 15 are assured of full review.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

 

 

Neuroeconomics Postdoc Position at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Posted May 9, 2019

The Chib Lab (http://chiblab.jhu.edu) at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Biomedical Engineering and Kennedy Krieger Institute is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on projects related to the neurobiological basis of motivated performance and decision-making. Our lab uses a combination of human behavioral experiments, computational modeling, neuroimaging, and noninvasive brain stimulation. We perform experiments with healthy human participants and have ongoing studies with a number of clinical populations (e.g., major depressive disorder, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis).

Requirements include a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, or related fields; previous experience designing and executing behavioral experiments with human subjects or animals; and a strong programming and quantitative background. Previous experience with fMRI and/or noninvasive brain stimulation is ideal, but not essential.

The position requires a commitment of two years, and is renewable contingent on performance and funding. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should send a CV and statement of research interests to Vikram Chib (vchib@jhu.edu).

Director of Clinical Research (Part-Time) at NeuroFlow, Philadelphia

Posted May 8, 2019

Our company challenges:

— Empower mental health specialists, doctors, hospital systems and patients with user-generated data 
— Engage end users through smart web and mobile applications to assess and manage mental health 
— Disseminate expertise in mental health best practices, including cognitive behavioral therapy 
— Protect user privacy and data security through our HIPAA-compliant infrastructure

Our culture relies on flexibility and agility – we are constantly iterating our platform to optimize its stability, scalability, and performance. We have an all-hands-on-deck mentality when it comes to product development and teamwork is pivotal to our success. Open and rapid communication is at our core to allow us to run fast or turn at a moment’s notice.

How you will help:

We are looking for a talented and passionate clinical researcher who will lead the design and execution of research studies (both ongoing and new) to validate the benefits of using NeuroFlow’s products. You will work collaboratively with our team and scientific and clinical advisors to strategize ‘quick wins’ and longer-term research projects, ranging from partnering with our existing customers in clinics and health systems to fully outsourced studies that partner with academic institutions. You will apply creative problem solving to inform how we can most effectively and efficiently demonstrate improved engagement, clinical outcomes, and cost savings through publishing peer-reviewed articles. By building a strong foundation of evidence-based support for NeuroFlow’s approach to promoting behavioral health access and engagement, you will make a significant impact on overall business growth.

About you:

— You have a PhD in a relevant field and at least 3 years of post-doctoral clinical research experience 
— You love finding innovative ways to accelerate the typically slow research timeline and thrive when tackling the hardest challenges 
— You love getting your hands dirty with every part of the research process from study design to data analysis to manuscript writing 
— You have experience working on academic and/or industry-led research projects and want to move the behavioral health industry forward as quickly as possible 
— You are a whiz at navigating the IRB process for both institutional and independent IRBs 
— You excel at beating deadlines and self-leading, always working to improve yourself and your abilities 
— You have experience managing teams and understand how to keep complex projects on track

About NeuroFlow:

NeuroFlow is a venture-backed startup based in Philadelphia that promotes behavioral health access and engagement in all care settings to improve outcomes, overall wellness, and cost of care. We’re committed to improving the lives of those suffering from mental illness and revolutionizing the mental health industry through innovative applications of technology and data analysis.

The company is led by CEO Chris Molaro, a bronze star Army Veteran with degrees from the United States Military Academy at West Point and Wharton. Chris is also the co-founder and former CEO of the non-profit Things We Read. COO and co-founder Adam Pardes is former sales ops at Sidecar and PhD candidate in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Our product team is lead by Julia Kastner, a graduate of Harvard Business School with over a decade of product and startup experience.

We have a fun, passionate and tight-knit team and offer competitive benefits, a flexible work schedule, and a gorgeous office in Philadelphia, PA. NeuroFlow is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply here: https://angel.co/neuroflow/jobs/546997-director-of-clinical-research-part-time

Postdoctoral Research Positions, Affective Brain Lab (PI: Sharot), UCL

Posted April 11, 2019

The Affective Brain Lab at University College London is inviting applications for postdoctoral positions with a flexible start date to study the neural mechanisms of information-seeking and/or decision-making in humans. We are particularly interested in what motivates people to pursue knowledge (i.e. how people decide what they want to know) and whether these decisions are associated with wellbeing. The project will involve developing computational models of cognitive processes related to information-seeking, belief formation and decision-making and evaluating them against behavioural and/or neural data.

We are seeking highly motivated researchers, with a PhD in neuroscience, psychology or related fields, who possess the following qualities:
•    High integrity.
•    Proven commitment to high quality research.
•    Patience and persistence together with the ability to set and attain goals.
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
•    The ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds.

Knowledge of decision-making theory and proven experience in:
•    Programming (e.g., R, Matlab, Python).
•    Computational modelling. 
•    Neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, EEG) – preferred.

We offer:
•      State of the art research facilities.
•      Interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities with scholars world-wide.
•      Opportunities to work on projects with industry partners.
•      High quality research environment.
•      Socially active lab.
•      Commitment to support postdocs to attain future goals.

Interested candidates should e-mail Professor Sharot (t.sharot@ucl.ac.uk) for consideration with the following:
•      Curriculum vitae
•      Links to two publications
•      Names and contact information for two references

Further information about the ABL is available at http://affectivebrain.com/

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroeconomics, University of Sydney, Australia

Posted April 11, 2019

Associate Professor Agnieszka Tymula (University of Sydney) and Prof. Paul Glimcher (New York University) have an opening for a postdoctoral research associate in neuroeconomics: full-time, 2.5 year fixed term contract (with possible renewal), Academic Level A salary: $92,682 -$98,940 p.a. plus generous superannuation and leave loading.

In this role you will have the opportunity of investigating well-known behavioral “biases” in probability and value perception through the lens of experimental/behavioral economics and neurobiology, combining theory and methodology from both economics and neuroscience under the supervision of Agnieszka Tymula (primary supervisor) and Prof Paul Glimcher (associate supervisor).

Sydney has excellent resources for research in neuroeconomics. The facilities include a dedicated modern (less than one year old) computer laboratory for experimental economics research with 38 computer stations. A state-of-art magnetic resonance imaging scanner is located nearby at the Brain and Mind Centre. There is a reading group in neuroeconomics and a bi-weekly experimental economics seminar. You will additionally benefit from the intellectual capital at New York University. The position is based at the School of Economics at the University of Sydney with opportunities to travel to NYU campuses for several week visits (in New York, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai). One or more of the NYU campuses are likely sites for collaborative brain imaging. 
About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroeconomics with: A completed, or about to complete, a PhD in Economics, Neuroscience, Psychology, or related field Experience with collecting and analyzing experimental data Evidence of the ability to conduct independent research and assume responsibility for the development and completion of research papers.
Experience with functional neuroimaging (desirable)

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from A/Professor Agnieszka Tymula , School of Economics at agnieszka.tymula@sydney.edu.au (use “neuroeconomics postdoc” as email title)
Closing date: 11:30pm, 12 May 2019 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.How to apply:
Start your application by clicking here: https://sydney.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.jati&returnToEvent=jobs.home&jobID=CD8E933B-8AA1-4686-96C3-AA2B00EACCBB&audienceTypeCode=EXT&UseAudienceTypeLanguage=1

Research Technician, Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab, Caltech

The Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab (www.rnl.caltech.edu) at Caltech is searching for a full-time Research Technician to assist with our work on the neurocomputational basis of simple choice using computational modeling, eye-tracking and fMRI in human subjects.

The position will provide extensive experience on the various methodologies that inform neuroeconomics, and is ideal for candidates interested in pursuing graduate study in neuroscience, psychology, marketing, data science, or related fields.

Duties include (1) programming experiments, (2) collecting behavioral and fMRI data, (3) dataset maintenance and sharing, (4) data analysis, and (5) general lab computing support.

The position requires a commitment of two-years, and can be renewed contingent on performance and funding.

Qualifications
Requirements include a B.A., B.S. or equivalent, a strong academic record, and a sufficiently strong programming background. Previous experience with behavioral experiments with human subjects or animals is ideal, but not essential. Due to visa constraints, applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

How to apply
Applicants should email Antonio Rangel (arangel@caltech.edu) their CV, a copy of their undergraduate transcripts, names and contact information of three references, and a letter addressing the following questions:
•    What is your ideal start date?
•    What are your career plans?
•    What is your experience with programming, statistics and machine-learning?
•    What is your research experience?

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Information about the status of the search is available at http://www.rnl.caltech.edu/positions/index.html.

 

Research Technician, Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab, Caltech

The Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab (www.rnl.caltech.edu) at Caltech is searching for a full-time Research Technician to assist with our work on the neurocomputational basis of simple choice using computational modeling, eye-tracking and fMRI in human subjects.

The position will provide extensive experience on the various methodologies that inform neuroeconomics, and is ideal for candidates interested in pursuing graduate study in neuroscience, psychology, marketing, data science, or related fields.

Duties include (1) programming experiments, (2) collecting behavioral and fMRI data, (3) dataset maintenance and sharing, (4) data analysis, and (5) general lab computing support.

The position requires a commitment of two-years, and can be renewed contingent on performance and funding.

Qualifications
Requirements include a B.A., B.S. or equivalent, a strong academic record, and a sufficiently strong programming background. Previous experience with behavioral experiments with human subjects or animals is ideal, but not essential. Due to visa constraints, applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

How to apply
Applicants should email Antonio Rangel (arangel@caltech.edu) their CV, a copy of their undergraduate transcripts, names and contact information of three references, and a letter addressing the following questions:
•    What is your ideal start date?
•    What are your career plans?
•    What is your experience with programming, statistics and machine-learning?
•    What is your research experience?

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Information about the status of the search is available at http://www.rnl.caltech.edu/positions/index.html.

 

Research Assistants, The Kable Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

 The Kable laboratory in the Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania is seeking two full-time Research Assistants. The lab uses techniques from social and cognitive neuroscience and experimental economics to investigate decision processes and their neurophysiological mechanisms in humans. 

DUTIES:
The holder of this position will be actively involved in conducting research in the lab, including recruiting participants, preparing experimental materials, and collecting and analyzing data for behavioral and neuroimaging experiments. Research specialists will also be responsible for administrative activities for the lab such as managing finances and coordinating lab activities, managing IRB and grant submissions, and supervising undergraduate research assistants. This position would be ideal for a recent graduate looking for additional research experience and offers the opportunity to be involved in a vibrant and active laboratory. The position would ideally start in summer of 2019.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Requirements: The ideal candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with some background in psychology, neuroscience, math/computer science or related fields, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to work flexibly and learn a wide range of new skills, and the enthusiasm and motivation to solve problems independently.
Preferred: Familiarity with statistics, programming skills (ie, MATLAB), and previous research experience are all highly desirable.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Please include a cover letter describing interests and career plans, a CV or resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references. Interested applicants should apply online at https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/44406 AND https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/44415. Because we are hiring two research specialists, applicants should submit materials to both links. Please include a cover letter describing interests and career plans, a CV or resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Kable, kable@psych.upenn.edu

 

Postdoctoral Researcher opportunity in MEG and decision making, NUS, Singapore

We have a postdoc position in the Neuroeconomics lab (www.rongjunyu.org) at Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore. The successful candidate will work on a project funded by MOE to investigate the time course of economic decision making and social cognition using Magnetoencephalography. Feel free to contact psyyr@nus.edu.sg for more info.

 

The Higher School of Economics Laboratory for Centre for Cognition & Decision Making in Moscow, Russia invites applications for postdoctoral research positions at The Neuroeconomics Group

 

The job involves:

– working under the direct supervision of Prof. Vasily Klucharev.

– participants are encouraged to pursue their own research in parallel with working on the Group’s research projects, e.g.:

Neuroeconomics and social influence, including neuroscience of persuasion, cognitive dissonance, etc.

Neurobiology of cognitive dissonance, trust and risk-taking, temporal discounting, etc.

– writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with the members of the Centre for Cognition & Decision Making

– participation in organization of the events and other contribution to the Lab’s development

– public presentations of candidate’s own research to the researchers in the field and the broader academic community

– some teaching is encouraged, though not required.

 

Requirements:

– a PhD from an international research university in such fields as: neuroscience, psychology, economics or applied mathematics

– background in TMS and/or fMRI and/or MEG/and/or multi-channel EEG/MEG/ recordings and data analysis

– ability to work in a team,

– fluent English

– relevant experience is an asset although not required

 

For more details, see the link: https://iri.hse.ru/post_neuroeconomics2019

 

 

Postdoctoral Research Position in Neuroeconomics/Decision Neuroscience–The Maastrich University

 

The Maastricht University – Center of Neuroeconomics (MU-CEN) and the Department of Economics (AE1) of Maastricht University offer a Postdoctoral Research position in Neuroeconomics/Decision Neuroscience. MU-CEN consists of researchers and PhD students from research groups and departments in Cognitive Neuroscience, Economics, Finance, Marketing and Psychology.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The successful applicant contributes to research in Neuroeconomics/Decision Neuroscience at MU-CEN and the Department of Economics. The candidate is expected to do a limited amount of teaching (about 0.25 full time equivalent). Maastricht University is the most international university in the Netherlands and working the language is English both in research and education. The successful applicant is expected to actively apply for external funding. Maastricht University’s neuroeconomics/decision neuroscience research facilities include Siemens 3T, 7T and 9.4T fMRI scanners, EEG, TMS, tDCS, and a 33 person fully computerized behavioral lab. For more information about MU-CEN, see our website at <neuroeconomics.nl>.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ph.D. in (neuro)economics, neuroscience, psychology, or a related discipline or a related field (completed or nearly completed)
  • Programming experience (e.g., R, Matlab, Python, E-prime)
  • Preferably experience in human neuroimaging (EEG, fMRI), brain stimulation (tDCS, TMS), and/or computational modeling.
  • Multidisciplinary background and interests are a plus.
  • Strong research orientation

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

The postdoctoral position is offered for a two-year period and should commence as soon as possible. In case of successful grant acquisition, an extension of the contract may be possible. Maastricht University and SBE have excellent support for application for external funding, such as workshops, dedicated funding advisors, etc.

Salary is competitive and ranges (depending on qualifications and experience) from EUR 3255 to EUR 4978 gross per month (12 monthly payments) for a full-time employment. On top of this, there is an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end of year allowance. Non-Dutch applicants may be eligible for favourable tax treatment.

APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION:

Further information can be obtained by contacting Prof. dr. Arno Riedl (e-mail: a.riedl@maastrichtuniversity.nl)

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and some research papers (max. 2). Two letters of reference, assessing the applicant’s research potential and personality, should be sent independently by the referees.

Applications should be submitted electronically and all material, including reference letters, be sent to neuroeconomics-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl with reference to ‘Neuroeconomics Post-doc 2019 AT2019.033’. Applications will be screened on a rolling basis but should be received not later than February 25, 2019.

INTERVIEWS:

Interviews with promising applicants will be scheduled on a rolling basis via Skype or at Maastricht University.

 

 

Research Staff Assistant, Center for Decision Sciences, Columbia Business School

The Center for Decision Sciences (CDS), is seeking a full time research staff assistant to begin in May 2019. CDS is an interdisciplinary center that facilitates research and understanding on consumer behavior, the implications of decision making on public policy, and the decision neuroscience foundation of judgment and decision making.

THIS IS A FULL-TIME RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION (35H A WEEK). Please see below for a description of the job and required application materials. Please send all application materials to Shannon Duncan at shannon@decisionsciences.columbia.edu.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator Professor Eric Johnson, the Research Staff Assistant will have the following responsibilities:

(1)         Design web-based surveys including programming, developing, testing and implementing of online studies

(2)         Collecting, cleaning, coding, and analyzing data, as well as writing up results

(3)         Perform literature reviews and compile citations

(4)         Maintain online participant database

(5)         Maintain communication with the IRB, submit modifications, renewals, etc.

(6)         Assist with Grant proposals and proofreading

(7)         Other administrative tasks as assigned (i.e. participant payments and reimbursements)

(8)         Update and maintain CDS website

(9)         Recruiting and scheduling participants

Requirements:

APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH A RESUME LISTING EDUCATIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS, COURSEWORK, AND WORK EXPERIENCE AS WELL AS CONTACT INFORMATION FOR 3 ACADEMIC AND/OR WORK REFERENCES

Degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Psychology or other related field (i.e. Economics, Neuroscience, etc.) and experience in experimental behavioral research.

Strong computer skills preferred, including R or other statistical package, and MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point). Knowledge of online databases: JSTOR, PsycInfo, PsycArticles, EBSCO, Web of Science, and presentation skills are helpful.

Postdoctoral Fellow at The Computational Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychiatry LabUniversity of Maryland, College Park

We’re looking for an expert computational modeler to start Summer/Fall 2019 More information about us can be found here: http://solwaylab.org. The Computational Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychiatry Lab is hiring a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in computational modeling of behavior to start in Summer/Fall 2019. Successful candidates will have at minimum: – Received a Ph.D. prior to the start date, completing their defense and all other degree requirements. – Strong leadership, management, and communication skills (both written and oral). – Established expertise in computational modeling of behavior and experimental design. – Experience with at least one neuroimaging modality (EEG, fMRI, invasive recordings in patients). – A strong publication record in cognitive/computational neuroscience and/or psychology. – Experience or an interest in using computational approaches to ask questions related to information processing differences in psychiatric disorders. The department where you will receive your Ph.D. does not matter so long as you have worked on projects and published papers related to the type of work we do. This position requires you to take a leadership role from day one, helping to manage junior trainees and set the direction of the lab. We are a new lab, about to enter our second year, making it a perfect time to join our team. While a lot of the small details of setting up are taken care of, and we’ve recruited a great set of junior trainees, there is still a lot of room for a new postdoc to have significant input on the overall direction of our work and how we manage things. The University of Maryland, College Park, is located five miles from Washington, D.C. and is metro accessible, with access to world class museums, restaurants, and entertainment. We are close to three large international airports, have access to other destinations on the eastern seaboard and beyond via Amtrak, and are a short drive away from beautiful landscapes and mountains in rural Maryland and Virginia. To apply, e-mail your CV, a cover letter, any pre-prints (to be handled in confidence), and a list of references to asolway[at]umd.edu. Be sure these documents address how your experience and skill set meet the above requirements. Also, briefly describe your long term goals and how you think a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab will help you achieve them. The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Kable Lab, University of Pennsylvania

 
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship working on a collaborative project with Prof. Joe Kable in the Department of Psychology and Profs. Desmond Oathes and Ted Satterthwaite in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Funded by a private donor, the project seeks to examine the behavioral and neural effects of neuromodulation with rTMS on perspective taking, delay discounting and selfishness measured with behavioral assays and TMS/fMRI readouts. Previous experience with fMRI, brain stimulation, neuroeconomics and/or decision-making research is preferable but not necessary. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology or related field, strong computational skills, and a strong record of previous research. Penn offers an outstanding research environment and this position provides an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative team science environment. Laboratory and Penn resources include research-dedicated 3T and 7T MRI scanners, concurrent TMS/fMRI setups and concurrent TMS/behavior/psychophysiology setups as well as a computing core and advanced imaging analysis tools. The initial appointment would be for two years. Start date is flexible. Inquiries or applications should be directed to Joe Kable (kable@psych.upenn.edu). Applicants should include a cover letter describing their research interests and career plans, CV, and contact information for three references.

PhD Position in Decision Neuroscience at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Reference: ERIM PhD 2019 RSM MKT DN1

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 choice, emotion regulation and (dis)honesty. In particular, we focus on linking neural measures obtained from individuals to real market-level choice data. However, candidates have a large say in the precise focus of their project. For the current project, we are especially looking for applicants who have an interest in and experience with innovative fMRI methods, such as multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA) and representational similarity analysis (RSA), as well as neural reliability (intersubject correlations in neural activity), or multivariate approaches to EEG data analyses, and who would be interested in applying these techniques to study (real-world) choice behaviour. Experience with and interest in applying these advanced techniques is a definite plus. However, candidates with a less technical focus and a more general interest in how neuroscience can inform decision-making are also invited to apply. In addition to fMRI and EEG, we make use of eye-tracking, facial coding, and behavioural measures in our research. Experience with EEG and/or fMRI is required for this position.

Interested candidates can apply through the ERIM website. Application deadline January 15, 2019. For more information about this position, please contact Ale Smidts (asmidts’at’rsm.nl) or Maarten Boksem (mboksem’at’rsm.nl).

Postdoctoral position at the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Health

The Mood Brain and Development Unit (MBDU) at the NIH led by Dr Argyris Stringaris is looking for a post-doc.

The focus of the MBDU is on how reward processing aberrations impact on human mood and may lead to pathologies such as depression. There is a lot of promise that reward processing abnormalities underlie psychiatric disorders. Yet, only if causal links reward processing aberrations and mood still are elucidated, will they form the basis of targeted treatment design. To resolve these questions, we use a variety of tools, benefitting from the unique scientific environment and resources that the NIH offers. In particular, we use longitudinal imaging protocols at three different time scales, work on methodological development of resting-state and task-based imaging data fusion, leverage treatment designs (such as psychological or pharmacological therapies) and develop closed loop devices for mood manipulation. We are a team that works closely together, has many regular science and social meetings and collaborates extensively with others in and out of NIH.

Candidates with a strong background in MRI and at least an interest in neurophysiological methods such as EEG/MEG, as well as a keen interest in methodology and computational modeling will be most suited for the job. Advanced coding in R, Python, Matlab or Shell scripts is a requirement. Cognitive neuroscientists, engineers and other candidates with strong numerical and computational skills are particularly encouraged to apply.

The postdoctoral community at the NIH is large (approximately 4,000) strong and vibrant. Trainees come from across the U.S. and around the world.  Salary for this position is defined by type of training and years of experience. https://www.training.nih.gov/postdoctoral_irta_stipend_ranges Benefits include health insurance for the trainee and his/her family, and support for coursework related to the trainee’s research and travel to meetings is often available. https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postdoc_irp

The NIH is among the largest and best communities of neuroimaging researchers in the world, with opportunities to collaborate with leaders in the field of fMRI, MEG, machine learning, computational psychiatry and neuromodulation. Our group has access to high performance computing, has been allocated timeslots to use fMRI and has our own in-patient unit with full-time clinicians. See more information here https://www.nimh.nih.gov/labs-at-nimh/research-areas/clinics-and-labs/edb/mbdu/index.shtml

For more information, please write with CV and expression of interest to Argyris Stringaris: argyris.stringaris@nih.gov and Narun Pornpattananangkul: narun.pornpattananangkul@nih.gov . The National Institutes of Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Three postdoc Positions on Decision Neuroscience in NUS Singapore

Three Postdoc Positions on Decision Neuroscience are available in decision neuroscience lab, National University of Singapore (www.rongjunyu.org).

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. Expertise in computational modelling is strongly preferred. 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. Please send inquiries and CVs to Dr. Rongjun Yu psyyr@nus.edu.sg

Postdoctoral position available at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience

The Laboratory of Molecular Neuroimaging (LMN) at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is accepting applications for qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellows to conduct mentored research in an innovative project to examine neural underpinnings of decision making with respect to personal and social values. The project involves use of neuroimaging techniques (i.e., fMRI) and psychophysiological measures, including eye-tracking. Postdoctoral fellows, based in LMN, will have the opportunity to interact with a well-established group of investigators within the laboratory and the rich neuroscience community across the UCLA campus.

Interested applicants should meet the following criteria:
•    Background in social psychology, social/affective neuroscience, and/or neuroeconomics is strongly preferred.
•    Technical experience in brain imaging (preferably functional MRI) data acquisition and analysis. Experience in both univariate and multivariate statistical approaches is preferred and in diverse neuroimaging software environments (e.g., FSL, SPM, Freesurfer, nilearn, NiPype). Proficiency in programming (i.e., Matlab, Python, Unix/Linux shell, and/or other languages) strongly preferred.
•    Doctoral degree (MD or PhD in cognitive or affective neuroscience, cognitive science, experimental psychology, or related discipline)
Salary will be commensurate with training level. UCLA is an equal-opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications are currently being accepted for employment to start as soon as possible.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applications must include the following items in order to be considered:
•    Current curriculum vitae
•    Letter of intent
•    Names and contact info for three references

Interested applicants should send materials or questions to  Dr. Edythe London (elondon@mednet.ucla.edu) and/or Dr. Dara Ghahremani (darag@ucla.edu)

Assistant Professor in Human Cognition, Brown University

Location: Providence, R.I. 02912

The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Human Cognition beginning July 1, 2019. Applicants in all areas of cognition will be considered, including applicants whose research program can integrate methodologies that bridge to other social sciences.

Diversity and equity are important for a successful academic community. The CLPS department is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. We strongly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups in the academy.

Successful candidates are expected to have (1) a track record of excellence in research, (2) a well-specified research plan that is likely to lead to research funding, and (3) a readiness to contribute to teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

The CLPS department has a highly interdisciplinary research environment in the study of mind, brain, behavior, and language, offering curricular programs in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Behavioral Decision Sciences. The Department is located in a recently renovated state-of-the-art building in the heart of campus.

QUALIFICATIONS All Ph.D. requirements must be completed before July 1, 2019.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Curriculum vitae, reprints and preprints of three representative publications, statements of research interests and teaching interests noting potential contributions to diversity and inclusion (not to exceed 2 pages each) should be submitted on-line as PDFs to apply.interfolio.com/51678 Three letters of reference should be uploaded directly by the recommenders. Applications received by October 15 are assured of full review.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

 

 

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