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

Postdoctoral 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)

Cornell University – Open-Rank Tenure-Track in Human Neuroscience

The Department of Human Development (http://www.human.cornell.edu/hd/) in the College of Human Ecology seeks applicants for an open-rank tenure-track position in human neuroscience to begin July 1, 2019 or later. The Department is an interdisciplinary entity that uses multiple approaches, methods, and levels of analysis to study human development across the lifespan and integrates basic and translational research to enhance development and well-being in diverse contexts and populations. The department has a broad base in psychology, neuroscience, and sociology, and is internationally recognized for its distinctive ecological perspective. Faculty members represent three major fields of research, including Law and Human Development, Health and Well-being, and Cognition in Context. The Department houses a state of the art MRI scanner, an EEG lab, and neuro-stimulation facilities. It maintains significant research collaborations with Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. Individuals who conduct research in all areas of human neuroscience are of interest.

Responsibilities include teaching three courses per year (typically two undergraduate and one graduate), supervising student research, and maintaining a rigorous, highly productive, and preferably externally-funded program of research that maintains and builds the Department’s reputation as a national and international leader.

Qualifications: PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; Research excellence, demonstrated by a strong record of publication in leading journals in the field;

Interest or experience in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels

For consideration, please upload vita, statement of research and teaching interests, three representative publications, and three letters of reference in Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12262

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018; applications are welcomed until the positions are filled.

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

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/kmsh2xyy9q4j3np4

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NYU Open-Rank faculty position in Cognitive Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University invites applications for an open-rank, tenured or tenure-track position in cognitive neuroscience. Although the search is open rank, we encourage applicants in the early and middle stages of their careers. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2019, pending budgetary and administrative approval.

We seek applicants with an outstanding record of research in human cognitive neuroscience, broadly construed. Preference will be given to applicants whose program of research includes advanced measurement techniques and computational approaches to understanding brain and behavior.

To apply, please follow the Interfolio link (https://apply.interfolio.com/56359). For more information about the NYU Department of Psychology, please visit the web site (http://as.nyu.edu/psychology.html). Review of applications will begin November 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  The electronic application should include a CV, statements of research (no more than four pages) and teaching interests (no more than two pages), copies of a least three representative publications, and at least three references. Diversity is an important part of the NYU mission. Applicants should include a statement describing how diversity figures in their past and present teaching and research; looking forward, how would issues of diversity be brought to bear on teaching and research within NYU’s Department of Psychology?

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read (http://as.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/as/administrative-resources/office/dean/diversity-initiative.html).

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Faculty search in Human Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston University

Official posting and application site:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12148

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Boston University invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Human Cognitive Neuroscience, to begin July 2019, pending budgetary approval. Applicants with expertise in any area of human cognitive neuroscience including (but not limited to) memory, perception, attention, cognition, executive functioning, language, and decision-making are encouraged to apply. Boston University has a Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging with a research-dedicated 3 Tesla MRI suite. The candidate must be committed to establishing a vigorous, externally supported program of research, a strong publication record, and a strong teaching record. Responsibilities also include teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses, research mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and a commitment to our institutional values regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. At Boston University, we seek to cultivate an atmosphere of respect for individual differences in life experience, sexual orientation, and religious belief, and we aspire to be free of intellectual parochialism, barriers to access, and ethnocentrism. The successful candidate will join a strong and growing interdisciplinary Neuroscience research community at Boston University and will be offered a competitive salary and start-up funding. Applications will only be accepted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12148. 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 three letters of reference. The deadline for applications is October 24, 2018. 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.

Levy Decision Neuroscience Lab at Yale University: two postdoctoral positions

The Levy Decision Neuroscience Lab at Yale University is inviting applications for two postdoctoral positions, starting in spring/summer 2019, to work on the following projects:

1. Decision making across the lifespan: using behavioral techniques with structural and functional MRI to investigate individual and age-related differences in decision making

2. Cannabinoid receptor availability and learning: a multi-modal project, combining physiological measurements, PET and MRI, in collaboration with Dr. Ilan Harpaz-Rotem and Dr. Kelly Cosgrove (Yale Psychiatry).
We are seeking highly qualified and motivated candidates, interested in working in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment, using computational approaches for experimental design and data analysis.
Requirements:

– PhD in neuroscience, psychology, computer science or related fields.
– Programming experience.
– Neuroimaging experience is preferred.
Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to submit the following documents to Dr. Ifat Levy (ifat.levy@yale.edu) for consideration:
– Curriculum vitae
– A research statement, summarizing previous experience, and explaining the interest in our work (one page max)
– Names and contact information for two references

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

The Glimcher Lab Seeking Full-Time Postdoctoral Associate in Primate Electrophysiology

The Glimcher Lab at the Center for Neural Science at New York University is seeking an accomplished and motivated postdoctoral researcher to study the neural basis of valuation and decision making in non-human primates. This new NIH-funded project follows from our recent NHP and human studies on canonical computations in value coding and their relationship to optimal choice behavior. The main goal of this work is to examine how statistical regularities in the environment drive adaptive neural responses in decision-related circuits and influence choice behavior. This research will be supervised by Prof. Paul Glimcher, PhD, and Prof. Kenway Louie, MD PhD, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their own research questions within this conceptual and experimental framework.

Qualifications
A Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related field is required. Previous experience in neurophysiology, monkey behavior, computational modeling, and MATLAB proficiency is a plus. However, all enthusiastic, curious and ambitious candidates with a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions
A Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field is required. Previous experience in neurophysiology, monkey behavior, computational modeling, and MATLAB proficiency is a plus. However, all enthusiastic, curious and ambitious candidates with a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply. Please contact Prof. Kenway Louie at kl837@nyu.edu for more information.

To apply, please go to https://apply.interfolio.com/50154

Postdoctoral research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist position to begin July 1, 2019. Columbia University is pleased to announce up to three interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions in the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in (1) a humanities, arts, or social science discipline ― such as psychology, psychiatry, public health, law, history, economics, literature, political science, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, music and the arts ― and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, neuroscience research; OR (2) neuroscience or a related discipline in the natural sciences and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, another discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. These Scholars will join an innovative program, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, which comprises seven existing Scholars and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2018, and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, DPhil, EdD, Jd, MD etc.) by July 1, 2019, and must have received this degree after July 1, 2014.

Please visit Columbia University’s online application site at http://bit.ly/raps-pssn2019for further information about this posting and to submit your application. All submissions must include a proposal for an original, interdisciplinary research project and must be submitted via the online platform. For more information about the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program at Columbia University, please visit http://bit.ly/pssn2019

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Decision Neuroscience, Lyon, France.

The Institute of Cognitive Science, Lyon, France is inviting applications for a postdoctoral position to study social decision making, motivation and reward processing using fMRI in healthy subjects and patients with neurological or psychiatric disorders. The institute of Cognitive Science is located in Lyon, a thriving universitary city. The institute hosts an interdisciplinary community with access to several brain imaging facilities, such as one research-dedicated siemens scanner, one MEG, one TEP, EEG, TMS and other useful resources. Candidates, preferably with model-based fMRI experience, should send their CV, statement of research interests, and representative publications to Jean-Claude Dreher (https://dreherteam.wixsite.com/neuroeconomics), Email: dreher@isc.cnrs.fr

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.

Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore/Einstein (PRIME)– Multiple Academic Positions

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center have launched an ambitious Brain Sciences Initiative. As part of this large-scale expansion of basic and clinical neurosciences, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience have established the Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore/Einstein (PRIME) for Clinical and Translational Studies. PRIME draws upon the exceptional basic science and clinical resources at Einstein and Montefiore. It includes collaborations across campuses as well as the participation of the diverse communities in the Bronx, Westchester and Manhattan served by the medical school and the Montefiore Health System. Faculty affiliated with PRIME will have a unique opportunity to shape the future of clinical and translational research in Psychiatry at Einstein and Montefiore. The joint mission of Einstein and Montefiore is rooted in their historic and enduring commitment to diversity and the enhancement of human health through science in the spirit of social justice.

Basic science, translational and clinical researchers with a track record of excellence in the areas of mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, psychotic disorders, autism and obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders, neuromodulation, psychiatric genetics, bioinformatics, health disparities, multicultural mental health, or related areas will be considered. Candidates with an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD are welcome to apply for positions at academic ranks from Assistant to Full Professor. Highly competitive startup packages are available.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter with a summary of research accomplishments and goals (maximum 3 pages) and a curriculum vitae to NeuroSearch@einstein.yu.edu,  and have three references sent to the same address.  Please include “PRIME Search” in the email subject. Review of applications will begin on September 17, 2018 and continue until positions are filled.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center are equal opportunity employers committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Yale Psychology, Assistant Professor, Area Open

The Department of Psychology of Yale University invites applications for an appointment at the Assistant Professor level.  We are especially interested in individuals whose research connects with related interests of faculty in two or more areas of our department (clinical, cognitive, developmental, social/personality and neuroscience).  We seek outstanding researchers who will contribute effectively to both the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs of the University. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, selected publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to https://apply.interfolio.com/52940.  Review of Applications will begin on September 10, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.

Postdoctoral position, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship working on a collaborative project with Prof. Joe Kable in the Department of Psychology and Prof. Dave Wolk in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. Funded by the National Institutes of Aging, and located in the Penn Memory Center, the project seeks to examine how social and non-social decision-making linked to different forms of memory declines with age and is associated with preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease. The project will link experimental behavioral measures and functional MRI with molecular PET and structural imaging biomarkers of preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease. Previous experience with imaging, aging 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. 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.

2 Year Postdoctoral position, Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris

My group is seeking a candidate for a 2-year postdoctoral position. The successful applicant will work in the Human Reinforcement learning team at Département d’Etudes Cognitives (DEC) of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, under the supervision of Stefano Palminteri.

The Human reinforcement learning team (created in 2017) investigates reward-maximization and punishment-minimization behaviors with an inter-disciplinary approach. We are interested in understanding the computational and the neural bases of these behaviors and how impairments in these processes could contribute to the emergence of psychiatric symptoms or macroscopic social phenomena.

In the past years, two computational principles have been put forward by the team: 1) values are learned in a relative scale (Palminteri et al. 2015) and 2) information valence biases value learning (Lefebvre et al. 2017). The goal of the post-doctoral fellow will be to extend these frameworks in one of these two possible (not mutually exclusive) directions: social learning and behavioral economics.

Applications should include

–        a detailed curriculum vitae

–        a one-page statement describing how the candidate fits the requirements and the team

–        a two-pages research project within the lines of research provided above

–        the names and mails of 2 referees (typically, PhD and first post-doc supervisors)

–        a published article representative of previous research

We preferentially seek candidates with publication-proven experience in statistics, computational modeling, the design of cognitive tasks and functional magnetic resonance imaging analyses. These requirements will be moderated as a function of the interest and originality of the research project. The position is available from January the 1st 2019 (slightly negotiable) and has to be filled within 2018. We preferentially seek ‘senior’ candidates (i.e., second or third post-doc), but this requirement will be moderated for applicants with an exceptional track record and recommendations. Applications should be sent electronically to Stefano Palminteri (stefano.palminteri@ens.fr) before September the 15th. Pre-selected candidate will be invited in Paris for audition.

References

·  Lefebvre G, Lebreton M, Meyniel F, Bourgeois-Gironde S, Palminteri S. Behavioural and neural characterization of optimistic reinforcement learning. Nature Human Behaviour (2017).

·  Palminteri S, Khamassi M, Joffily M, Coricelli G. Contextual modulation of value signals in reward and punishment learning. Nature Communications (2015).

 

Faculty Positions in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’sCenter for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB): Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will have an academic home at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute (VTCSOM and VTCRI). We seek individuals with a commitment to health behaviors research to join the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB; https://ctrhb.vtc.vt.edu). The mission of CTRHB is to conduct and disseminate transformative health behaviors research with the primary objective of preventing and treating lifestyle-related disease. Competitive salary, space and start-up packages will be provided.

The Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors is recruiting a researcher with interests in behavioral economics, cognitive neuroscience, obesity, diabetes and/or lifestyle-related diseases and a commitment to focus on health behaviors research. Individuals with expertise in cognitive neuroscience or neuroeconomics interested in applying this work to life-style diseases are particularly sought. Expectations include obtaining external funding, mentoring postdoctoral, doctoral, masters, and undergraduate level research trainees. The successful candidate will have a doctorate, postdoctoral training experience, and a demonstrated track record, with strong potential for developing an extramurally funded innovative research program.

The VTC School of Medicine and Research Institute represent a successful public-private partnership between the Commonwealth of Virginia’s leading research-intensive university – Virginia Tech – and a major health care system – Carilion Clinic, in Roanoke, VA. The research institute and medical school are located in the picturesque Roanoke Valley midway between Washington DC and Charlotte, NC. The VTCRI currently houses 25 independent research groups with over 250 research and support team members and over $70M in current active extramural research funding. Prospective faculty members can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of graduate students to work with them in their research program. VT has over 6,000 graduate students and offers graduate programs in many disciplines related to health behaviors, including as a major focus area in the Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise (HNFE) as well as Translational Biology, Medicine and Heath (TBMH) programs. Applicants will also enjoy access to unique shared research facilities at the VTCRI including a DXA scanner, multiple MRIs, human and animal behavioral testing and molecular biology facilities.

Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled. It is expected that initial interviews will begin in August 2018. To apply, please submit your application including curriculum vitae, detailed statement of research accomplishments and interests and teaching/mentoring philosophy online at at www.jobs.vt.edu posting TR0180070. For additional information, please contact the search committee chair – Dr. Warren K. Bickel, wkbickel@vtc.vt.edu.

Virginia Tech recognizes the critical importance of diverse teams of scholars. It seeks to diversify its faculty along multiple dimensions, including those that have been historically marginalized and excluded given the institutional history and legacy of the university. Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT- serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Neural Science, New York University

Description: The Glimcher Lab at the Center for Neural Science at New York University is seeking an accomplished and motivated postdoctoral researcher to study the neural basis of valuation and decision making in non-human primates. This new NIH-funded project follows from our recent NHP and human studies on canonical computations in value coding and their relationship to optimal choice behavior. The main goal of this work is to examine how statistical regularities in the environment drive adaptive neural responses in decision-related circuits and influence choice behavior. This research will be supervised by Prof. Paul Glimcher, PhD, and Prof. Kenway Louie, MD PhD, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their own research questions within this conceptual and experimental framework.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field is required. Previous experience in neurophysiology, monkey behavior, computational modeling, and MATLAB proficiency is a plus. However, all enthusiastic, curious and ambitious candidates with a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Please send a brief letter of interest describing how your current experience, skills, and future goals align with this position, along with an up-to-date C.V. and contact information for three references. For any additional information, contact  klouie@cns.nyu.edu

Application link: https://apply.interfolio.com/50154

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

In neuroeconomics/social neuroscience. Institut of Cognitive Science, Lyon, France. Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to study decision making, motivation and reward processing using fMRI in healthy subjects and patients with neurological or psychiatric disorders. The institute of Cognitive Science is located in Lyon, a thriving universitary city. The institute hosts an interdisciplinary community with access to several brain imaging facilities, such as one research-dedicated siemens scanner, one MEG, one TEP, EEG, TMS and other useful resources (http://www.labex-cortex.com/en/users/jean-claude-dreher). Candidates, preferably with fMRI experience, should send their CV, statement of research interests, and representative publications to Jean-Claude Dreher, Email: dreher@isc.cnrs.fr

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow in decision neuroscience in Hong Kong

Bolton Chau’s lab at Hong Kong Polytechnic University is looking for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (one-year contract, renewable). The lab investigates the neural mechanisms of decision making and reinforcement learning, using a combination of human neuroimaging, behavioural testing and computational modelling methods. The project related to this position will focus on research questions including multi-option decision making, speed-accuracy tradeoff and sampling of decision information. Data of some experiments will be collected outside Hong Kong (most likely in Oxford, possibly in Japan or Australia). So the postdoc needs to be flexible in travelling.

Requirements
• PhD/DPhil holder in a related area, such as cognitive neuroscience, psychology, computer science and behavioural economics.
• Proficient in computer programming, e.g. Matlab, Python.
• Experienced in functional magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalogram, neurostimulation, eye tracking or computational modelling is preferred.
If you are interested in applying or knowing more about this position, please email Bolton Chau with your CV attached (boltonchau@gmail.com).

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Center for Decision Sciences, Columbia University

The Center for Decision Sciences (CDS), is seeking an outstanding researcher for a Post-Doctoral Researcher position starting in the Summer 2018, or later. 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 appointment will be in Columbia’s Graduate School of Business.

The post-doctoral researcher will report to the center’s Director Eric J. Johnson, and will collaborate with other center researchers, post-docs, and graduate students across disciplines. The post-doc  will be assist in planning and carrying out web-based surveys, lab research, and field studies, and analyzing general patterns of responses as well as individual and cultural differences. S/He we will be expected to employ a combination of approaches, from the identification and analysis of existing real-world data sets arising as the result of natural experiments, to the design and analysis of field or lab intervention studies that collect process and outcome measures related to decision making in various domains.  We are particularly interested in candidates with computational modeling and strong statistical skills.

Other duties include contribution to other ongoing center projects, preparation of and participation in CDS workshops, and drafting reports and papers for publication.

Required qualifications

  • Ph.D. in psychology (cognitive, social, or other relevant subdisciplines), consumer behavior, behavioral economics, decision sciences, or another relevant discipline.
  • Familiarity with normative and descriptive theories of decision making.
  • Skilled in the use of laboratory-based experiments.
  • Data analysis and modeling skills using statistical software packages (preferably R) and econometrics.
  • Proficiency in web-based computer programming (online experimentation and surveys).

Desired qualifications

  • Publications
  • Experience working as a member of interdisciplinary teams.
  • Some familiarity with econometrics and modeling.
  • Proficiency in use of process tracing software (e.g., MouseLab/Web and/or eye-movement packages).

Duration

This is a one-year position with possibility of renewal for a second year conditional on performance.

Please submit applications electronically to Shannon Duncan via email: shannon@decisionsciences.columbia.edu.

Application Materials

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • 2 publications or writing samples
  • 2 recommendation letters (to be submitted directly by references)

Operational Coordinator for Interdisciplinary Neurofinance Project, Vitznau at Lake Lucerne

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

COMPETENCIES

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

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

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

 

Postdoctoral positions in the Neuromanagement Lab at Zhejiang University, China

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For applying to the positions or further inquiries, please contact Ms. Baizhi Li: (lbz76@zju.edu.cn). Review of applications will proceed immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Affective Neuroscience

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

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

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

Post-Doctoral Fellow in decision neuroscience in Hong Kong

Bolton Chau’s lab at Hong Kong Polytechnic University is looking for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (one-year contract, renewable). The lab investigates the neural mechanisms of decision making and reinforcement learning, using a combination of human neuroimaging, behavioural testing and computational modelling methods. The project related to this position will focus on research questions including multi-option decision making, speed-accuracy tradeoff and sampling of decision information. Data of some experiments will be collected outside Hong Kong (most likely in Oxford, possibly in Japan or Australia). So the postdoc needs to be flexible in travelling.

Requirements
• PhD/DPhil holder in a related area, such as cognitive neuroscience, psychology, computer science and behavioural economics.
• Proficient in computer programming, e.g. Matlab, Python.
• Experienced in functional magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalogram, neurostimulation, eye tracking or computational modelling is preferred.
If you are interested in applying or knowing more about this position, please email Bolton Chau with your CV attached (boltonchau@gmail.com).

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

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

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

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

Please send inquiries and CVs to Dr. Rongjun Yu psyyr@nus.edu.sg

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