Job Bank

Employment opportunities can be posted by SNE members and will be listed for a period of time for reference by members.  Please contact the individual institutions directly for more information.

Postdoctoral scientist in the neuroscience of learning and decision making

I am looking for a postdoc to come and join my Learning and Decision Making (LDM) Lab for two years (possibly more) at the Center for Mind and Brain (CMB) at the University of California, Davis. The CMB is a leading, interdisciplinary research center dedicated to understanding the human mind and its links to the brain, located in sunny Davis, California.

The postdoc will join the LDM Lab (PI: Dr. Erie Boorman) and lead research that combines computational modeling of the processes underlying learning and choice with fMRI and behavioral measures in humans. There is also the possibility of utilizing other methods, including intracranial electrophysiology and EEG, also in humans.  The position will focus on investigating the computational and neural mechanisms that underpin learning, inference, and decision making.  You can find out more about our research here: ldm.ucdavis.edu. See job description below: 

The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of publication and relevant research experience in some of the tools and topics listed above. I am looking for someone who is productive, numerate, and interested in the neural basis of learning, cognitive maps, and flexible decision making (or related psychological constructs).  The candidate should be proficient in Matlab, Python, and/or R and have experience with fMRI analyses. Experience with intracranial recording and/or M/EEG data analysis approaches is not necessary but would be a plus. Experience with FSL or SPM (or similar) is desirable.

Appointment is contingent upon completion of a PhD (although this can be forthcoming).  Salary is commensurate with experience. This postdoc appointment will run for a period of two years to begin with, with the possibility of extending it to three years, depending on funding and the fit with the lab.  The candidate would ideally start as soon as possible (with some flexibility).  Applications are accepted beginning February 22, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should send a C.V., email outlining research interests, and 2-3 references to me at: .

Junior Research Associate Position in the Hartley Lab at NYU

The Hartley Lab (PI: Catherine Hartley) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is currently seeking a full-time Junior Research Associate to work on behavioral and neuroimaging studies examining learning, memory, and decision-making across development.

The expected start date for the position is Summer 2021 (ideally in May or June).  This is an excellent opportunity to gain research experience in preparation for a graduate career.  Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The Junior Research Associate’s primary responsibilities include:
– Participant recruitment and testing (behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging studies). Because we do developmental work, this will involve interfacing with parents and children and require occasional flexibility in schedule (working evenings/weekends)
– Data management and analysis
– Experimental paradigm development
– Lab administration including managing IRB protocols, participant recruitment activities, and training other lab members

Previous research experience, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science or other related fields, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.

Additional highly desired qualifications include:
– Interest and/or experience in cognitive neuroscience research, particularly in developmental populations (children, adolescents)
– Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g. fluency with Matlab, Python, and/or R)
– Experience analyzing neuroimaging data (SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms)

Interested applicants should submit a CV, an undergraduate transcript (unofficial is fine), contact information for two references (letters will be requested if needed), and a cover letter that includes a brief description of why you are interested in joining the lab and your relevant experience. We encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in science.

 Apply here: http://apply.interfolio.com/83219.

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.

Post-Doc position at INSEAD, in collaboration with the Paris Brain Institute (ICM) at Sorbonne University and the Institute of Experimental Psychology at Heinrich-Heine-University, Duesseldorf, Germany

INSEAD’s Marketing and Organizational Behavior area is looking to fill a 2-year Post Doc position (with an option of a 1 year extension) for a project on how stress impacts consumer and managerial decision-making under the supervision of Hilke Plassmann. The planned start date is September 2021 but earlier would also be possible. The different projects are in collaboration with the Paris Brain Institute and the Institute of Experimental Psychology at the Heinrich Heine University (HHU).

INSEAD is a leading business school following the US educational system. It is an international leader in business education and applied research in psychology, economics and data science. 

The Control-Interoception & Attention (CIA) team of the Paris Brain Institute (ICM), Sorbonne University is an international and interdisciplinary research team studying amongst other related topics decision making and its cognitive control with clinical and real-world implications. The Paris Brain Institute (ICM) is an international brain research center whose innovative concept and structure make it the only institute of its kind in the world. The ICM brings patients, doctors and researchers together with the aim of rapidly develop treatments for disorders of the nervous system and enable patients to benefit from them as quickly as possible. The ICM unites some the best scientists from all backgrounds and countries come together at the Institute to perform leading-edge research in this area. 

Institute of Experimental Psychology at the Heinrich Heine University (HHU) is young and dynamic research department with a focus on social, cognitive and biological psychology. The post-doc position is in collaboration with Tobias Kalenscher’s research team in Comparative Psychology with expertise in the neurobiological bases of stress and its impact on decision-making. 

We are looking for a candidate with the following profile:

  • completed PhD degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Behavioral Science, Economics, Marketing or Management
  • willingness to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment with an interest in marketing and management related real-world questions
  • high enthusiasm and motivation for doing research in the field of decision neuroscience, consumer psychology and micro OB.
  • proven experience with analyzing behavioral data, experience with biological data such as cortisol, brain imaging, or other neuro-physiological would be a plus
  • proven experience with statistical analysis of data (Stata, R, and/or Matlab etc) Experience / Interest in the field of Behavioral Economics
  • excellent communication and writing skills in the English language, French would be a plus
  • good analytical skills (mathematics/statistics)

We offer:

  • state of the art research facilities
  • interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities with scholars world-wide.
  • high quality and international research environment.
  • integration in an existing project on stress & decision-making with empirical data available (to ensure publication pipeline during the health crisis) as well as lead in setting up a new project

Please send your questions and application to

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 2021. 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 Nathaniel Posner at .

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
– A COVER LETTER
– 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.

Feel free to contact Nathaniel Posner at with any questions.

PhD students in social neuroscience and neuroeconomics at HSE University, Moscow, Russia

We have open positions for two PhD students in the field of social neuroscience and neuroeconomics.

– PhD student positions (x2), International Laboratory of Social Neurobiology Candidates will work with Prof. Iiro P. Jääskeläinen (Aalto University) and Prof. Vasily Klucharev (HSE University).
This new multidisciplinary laboratory studies social cognition and decision-making using dynamic naturalistic stimuli during fMRI, MEG, TMS, and other neuroimaging technologies. Data analyses will be carried out with cutting edge computational methods, including inter-subject synchrony measures and machine-learning approaches. The salaries are internationally competitive. PhD students will be enrolled in the HSE doctoral school (Moscow). Position includes international mobility and internships at Aalto University, Finland. We expect high-quality empirical research and publication activities from our employees.

The Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience is a vibrant multicultural unit of HSE with an international environment and dynamic working conditions. The unit is located in the historical city center of Moscow. The working language is English.

General requirements for the PhD posts:
• Background in Neuroscience, Psychology, Linguistics or other related fields.
• Strong computational skills.
• Motivation to specialise in social neurobiology, neuroscience of communication, and/or neuroeconomics.
• Fluent oral and written English.

To apply, please send your CV, letter of motivation, academic transcript and two letters of recommendation to , and .

The deadline is February 1, 2021.

Job Information
Closing date: 2021-02-01
Institution: National Research University Higher School of Economics
Department: Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Contact Information: Dr Victoria Moiseeva ()
Website: https://neuro.hse.ru/en/ilsn/
PhD positions are available immediately at the international Laboratory of Social Neurobiology (LSN), HSE University (https://neuro.hse.ru/)

-Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Cognition and Decision Making — International Faculty Recruitment — HSE University iri.hse.ru We hire a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in social cognition and decision making https://iri.hse.ru/social_neuroscience2021

Requirements
The general requirements for the postdoctoral fellowship positions are the following:
Candidates must hold a recent PhD in the field of Neuroscience or Psychology or related areas which was awarded over the last 5 years or received before starting work at HSE in a relevant field by an internationally recognized university and has been assessed by external reviewers as having the potential to pursue research that is publishable in leading peer-reviewed journals; Candidates should have a strong background in Neuroscience or Psychology or other related fields, ability and motivation to work in team/ conduct experimental research in social neurobiology, neuroscience of communication, and/or neuroeconomics Fluent English is an obligatory condition as research and other activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of Russian is not required; Relevant experience and strong computational skills will be an asset although not required.

The position involves:
working under the direct supervision of Prof. Iiro P. Jääskeläinen, the Academic Supervisor, and Prof. Vasily Klucharev, the Head of LSN; participants are encouraged to pursue their own research along with working on LSN’s research projects such as:
Neural processing of narratives and their influence on decision making Neurobiology of social influence Neurobiology of cognitive dissonance Neurobiology of prosocial behaviour Neurobiology of risk taking writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with the members of the LSN and Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN); participation in the events of the LSN and ICN and other contribution to the Lab’s development; public presentations of candidate’s own research to the academic community; some teaching is encouraged, though not required.

Conditions
Appointments are made for one year. Postdoctoral fellows have an opportunity of renewal of the contract (no more than two times).
HSE University offers postdoctoral fellows a competitive salary, the standard medical insurance plan, a working space equipped with a computer and free Internet access at the University.
The LSN and ICN offers access to its brain imaging facilities which include, fMRI, multichannel EEG and MEG, TMS, tDCS, fNIRS, VR, and other neuroimaging technologies.

Application Process
Applications must be submitted online. Please provide a CV, a statement of research interest and a recent research paper submitted via an online application form. At least two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the International Faculty Recruitment Office at  before the application deadline. Please note that direct applications to the hiring LSN may not be reviewed.

The deadline for the applications is February 14, 2021.

About HSE University
The Higher School of Economics (HSE University) is a young, dynamic and fast-growing Russian research university. Over the past 25 years, HSE University has become a leader in Russian education, while also being recognized globally.  For instance, we were the first state-run university in Russia to begin recruiting on the international academic market. We aim at being a university with a highly attuned approach to training new professionals. Therefore, we are eager to hire people with real experience, as well as basic and applied knowledge. Committed to high-quality research, HSE University now has more than 100 research institutes and centres and over 50 international research laboratories collaborating with international specialists from all over the world.

 

Research assistant professor positions at Hong Kong Baptist University

We are recruiting for the positions of research assistant professors at the System Health Lab at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). We seek outstanding applicants in the fields of neuroeconomics and computational psychiatry. Applicants should have a PhD degree with a good record of postdoctoral research experience. The appointees should have a demonstrable interest in interdisciplinary research and are expected to conduct research of high quality and submit grant proposals.

The appointment will be made on a renewable fixed-term contract and the appointees will be affiliated with one of the existing departments. Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to be transitioned into tenure-track faculty positions, subject to satisfactory performance. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. More information about the ongoing neuroeconomics projects at HKBU can be found at www.rongjunyu.org. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the positions are filled. For enquiry, please contact

 

Erasmus University Rotterdam: PhD Position in Decision Neuroscience

At the Erasmus Center for Neuroeconomics 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, the role of affect in decision-making 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.

Experience with EEG and/or fMRI is required for this position. Applicants who would be interested in applying neural data analysis to study (real-world) choice behaviour are particularly encouraged to apply.

Experience or interest in more advanced fMRI methods, such as multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA), representational similarity analysis (RSA), classification algorithms, prediction models, or multivariate approaches to EEG data analyses 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 encouraged to apply.

In addition to fMRI and EEG, we make use of eye-tracking, facial coding, and behavioural measures in our research.

Interested candidates can apply through the ERIM website. Application deadline January 15, 2021. For more information about this position, please contact Ale Smidts (asmidts’at’rsm.nl), Maarten Boksem (mboksem’at’rsm.nl), or Alex Genevsky (genevsky’at’rsm.nl).

University of Maryland-College Park: Professional Track Instructional Faculty: Lecturer in Neuroscience

To apply, please visit: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/80075

The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Undergraduate Program at the University of Maryland is searching for a Professional Track (PTK) faculty member to teach undergraduate courses in this newly developed major, advise/mentor undergraduate students, and contribute to the development of the undergraduate curriculum in neuroscience on campus. The Neuroscience major is a collaboration between the Departments of Psychology and Biology. The current search is for a position within the Department of Psychology. The start date is August 23, 2021.

This is a 1.0 FTE 9-month position with benefits. The position primarily involves teaching undergraduate courses (90%) along with departmental and program related duties/service. The initial contract length is 2 years with possible future renewable 5-year contracts. Professional Track Faculty titles at University of Maryland include Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Principal Lecturer. The title and rank for the initial appointment will be based on experience. Professional track faculty positions do not lead to tenured or tenure-track positions at University of Maryland, but do include a promotion ladder.

Requirements for the position include: a Ph.D. in neuroscience or psychology; experience teaching courses in neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience and/or cognitive neuroscience at the college level; and evidence of excellence in teaching and commitment to undergraduate education. Courses to be taught may include introductory neuroscience, neurobiology laboratories, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, research methods, and/or computational neuroscience/cognitive science. Experience with the latest teaching technologies and innovative course development, including online and blended formats, is desirable. The salary is competitive, with opportunities for supplementary compensation for teaching in winter and summer sessions.

Professional track instructional faculty play a crucial role in the academic life of the Neuroscience Program and in the Department of Psychology, both in the classroom and as leaders in innovative undergraduate teaching and learning. The commitment of the Department to undergraduate education has been recognized through numerous awards to faculty for their teaching accomplishments and recognized by the University with the Departmental Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching.

Application materials should include (a) a cover letter that addresses suitability for the position and summarizes relevant experience; (b) a curriculum vita; (c) a teaching portfolio including a teaching philosophy statement, syllabi, and student evaluations; (d) a diversity statement (uploaded as the required supplemental document 1), and (e) names and contact information for three professional references to be contacted after initial screening.

For best consideration, submit application materials by January 2, 2021 through the University of Maryland eJobs system (https://ejobs.umd.edu). The search will remain open until the position is filled.

For questions, see contact information listed in the job ad.

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. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

University of Maryland-College Park: PhD Position – computational modeling, EEG, neuroimaging

http://solwaylab.org/open-positions/

The Computational Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychiatry Lab is planning to recruit a Ph.D. student in the Fall 2020 cycle (to start Fall 2021). Students may enter through either the CNS track in the Department of Psychology or the Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of Maryland-College Park. The work you do and your status in the lab will not be affected by which track you choose, but these programs have different training requirements outside of the lab, so consider your choice carefully. If you are not sure which track to pursue, contact Dr. Solway (asolway[at]umd.edu). Because the lab works in an interdisciplinary field, no candidate will have all of the skills necessary to complete the type of work we do upon joining the lab. The goal of graduate school is to learn how to do research and fill in these gaps. Nevertheless, some background is obviously necessary in order to succeed. Successful candidates will have experience with some subset of the following:

  • Programming experiments and performing data analysis in R, Python, Matlab, JavaScript, and/or another programming language. Version control, e.g. with Subversion, Git, or similar.
  • Modern cognitive/experimental and/or mathematical/computational approaches to psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Some exposure to ideas and methods in clinical psychology and psychiatry.
  • Analysis of fMRI and/or EEG data with FSL, SPM, AFNI, EEGLAB, and/or another analysis package.
  • Basic computer science/engineering math: calculus, linear algebra, probability theory, frequentist and Bayesian statistics, time-frequency analysis, basic machine learning techniques.

The list above is meant to be fairly general and should not discourage you from applying, but you should be highly motivated to fill in any gaps in knowledge during your time here. Candidates are expected to come from psychology, neuroscience, computer science, statistics, or other scientific and engineering disciplines. However, your exact undergraduate concentration/major doesn’t matter contingent on having had exposure to some of the above. This year we are especially interested in students who want to learn more computational (rather than experimental) techniques, although you will have an opportunity to engage in a broad range of projects.

To apply, follow the instructions for the respective program, either through the Department of Psychology or the Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science. Be sure that your research statement addresses how your research interests, experience, and skill set are aligned with the lab’s research mission, as well as what your long term goals are and how you think being a graduate student in the respective program will help you achieve them.

General Psychology Lab, University of Hamburg, Germany : Postdoc Position

We are looking for an excellent and highly motivated post-doctoral scholar to join the newly funded General Psychology lab (PI: Sebastian Gluth). This is a fixed-term contract. The initial fixed term is three years. The contract provides for a maximum extension of up to three years depending on the associate’s achievements during the first stage.

Responsibilities:

Duties include research and teaching in the area of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience (esp. neuroeconomics). Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications as well as acquire teaching experience. These duties are intended to promote academic achievement.

Specific Duties:

The research foci of the General Psychology lab in Hamburg comprise learning and decision making, cognitive modeling, eye tracking, and the use of neuroscientific methods (fMRI, EEG). The postdoc is expected to plan, develop and conduct research projects along their own research interests within the foci of the professorship. Application for funding to perform independent projects, possibly in collaboration with other universities or partners, will be supported.
Further research-related duties include documenting and publishing of scientific results, attending national and international conferences along with presenting own research output, as well as supporting the principal investigator with the training of PhD students. Besides independent research, the position involves 4 LVS (“semester hours”) of teaching. The postdoc is expected to hold courses (possibly virtual and in English) in the area of general psychology and to supervise Bachelor and Master theses. The teaching duties will be linked to the modules “General Psychology” (Bachelor of Science) and “Cognitive Neuroscience” (Master of Science).

Requirements:

A university degree in a relevant subject plus doctorate. We expect the candidate to hold an excellent university degree in psychology (Master/Diploma) or related fields and an excellent and completed PhD, relevant research experience, and very good programming skills (e.g., in Matlab, R, Python). Experience in unversity teaching and thesis supervision is an asset. In addition, very good skills and knowledge in the following areas are desirable: in general psychology (esp. judgement and decision making, attention, learning), in cognitive neuroscience (esp. neuroeconomics, reinforcement learning), in advanced statistical methods (esp. cognitive modeling), in neuroscientific methods (esp. EEG, fMRI, eye tracking). High proficiency in both verbal and written English is a requirement. Finally, candidates should should be highly committed and willing to work independently.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Sebastian Gluth. Applications should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s). Please send applications by October 31, 2020 to: .

The Erasmus Center for Neuroeconomics, Erasmus University Rotterdam: Postdoc Position in Decision Neuroscience

We are recruiting for the position of a Postdoctoral researcher at the Erasmus Centre for Neuroeconomics at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). We seek outstanding applicants whose research interests lay at the intersection of psychology, economics, marketing, and neuroscience. The particular interests of our centre are the neural underpinnings of the social and emotional influences on choice, value representation, persuasive messaging, and the neural forecasting of real-world behaviour.

We are particularly looking for applicants who have experience with innovative fMRI methods and analyses for our current project; activities include the application of multivariate approaches and machine learning for prediction. Applicants should also be interested in applying these techniques to study real-world choice behaviour.

We seek to understand and predict choice from observing neural activity in a wide range of domains, including financial decisions, charitable giving, crowdfunding, consumer decisions, and persuasive messaging. In particular, we focus on linking neural measurements obtained from individuals to data obtained from real population-level choices.

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The Phelps Lab at Harvard University: full-time Research Assistant (RA)/Lab Manager

The Phelps Lab at Harvard University, led by Professor Elizabeth Phelps, is seeking a full-time Research Assistant (RA)/Lab Manager to work on a series of projects examining the relationship between cognition and emotion. The RA will gain experience with all aspects of the research process, which could serve as a launch pad to graduate studies or medical school.

— Job-Specific Responsibilities —

Primary responsibilities of the position include: (1) recruitment and screening of participants; (2) acquiring data from participants using behavioral, psychophysiological and brain imaging techniques; (3) data management and quality control; (4) manuscript and data preparation; and (5) general administrative duties to maintain the workings of the laboratory.

— Basic Qualifications —

1 year of experience in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field.

— Additional Qualifications and Skills —

B.A., B.S., or equivalent preferred, as is experience with data collection in human subjects and proficiency in task development and data analysis (e.g., Matlab, Eprime, Psychopy, R). The RA must possess excellent organizational and communication skills and must demonstrate the ability to work independently.

— Additional Information —

The Department of Psychology sits within the Division of Social Science, which is strongly committed to creating and supporting a diverse workforce. Respect and fairness, kindness and collegiality, and trust and transparency are among the values we espouse and promote in our workplace culture. We work hard to ensure a healthy, inclusive and positive environment where everyone does their best work in support of Harvard’s mission.

This is a two-year term position, with renewal dependent upon continuation of funding. A two-year commitment is preferred. Hours will vary week-to-week and will sometimes include evenings and weekends. When applying for this position please submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document (resume followed by cover letter).

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

— Lab Website —

https://www.phelpslab.com/

— Job Posting / Application Link —

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1537014#jobDetails=1537014_5341

Two postdoc positions in Rutledge Lab at Yale University

 

The Rutledge Lab at Yale is accepting applications from prospective postdocs with a flexible start date.

Our lab uses computational models to study reinforcement learning, decision making, and affective states like happiness. We explore these questions using a combination of brain scanning, pharmacology, and large-scale smartphone-based experiments in healthy and clinical populations. Our previous app The Great Brain Experiment had over 100,000 users.

We are looking for postdocs for a NIMH-funded project using longitudinal smartphone-based data collection with tasks and surveys in people with depression and control participants (N>600) including a subset (N>200) with fMRI data.

Collaborators for rsfMRI: Avram Holmes (Yale), Faith Gunning and Conor Liston (Cornell Weill) Machine learning: Zeb Kurth-Nelson (DeepMind) Clinical and longitudinal: Akshay Nair (UCL), John Krystal, Leying Guan and Ralitza Gueorguieva (Yale)

Further details can be found on our website (www.rutledgelab.org). Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Rutledge directly () with a CV, a brief description of research interests, and a list of three references (names and email addresses).

Post-doc positions in learning and decision making in older adults Neuroeconomics Lab, University of Southern California

At the Neuroeconomics Lab at USC there will soon be an opening for a postdoctoral fellowship in learning and decision making in older adults. The project concerns the study of the behavioral and neural correlates of learning, financial and social decision making in older adults. Hypotheses will be formalized using computational models and game theory. Theoretical hypothesis will be tested using behavioral, computational and neuroimaging methods.

Our studies will require sophisticated methods of neuroimaging (e.g. Multivariate Pattern Analysis, MVPA) and advanced computational models. A postdoc should possess a strong curriculum in computational neuroscience and/or neuroeconomics (i.e., neuroscience, psychology, economics, computer science), be an expert in neuroimaging methods (fMRI) and/or computational modeling with a background in learning and decision theory.

If you wish to receive further information please contact Prof. Coricelli,  (https://dornsifecms.usc.edu/coricelli/)

Postdoc in Behavioural Ethics at the University of Amsterdam

As part of an European Research Council grant (TRUSTPATH), the Experimental & Political Economics group (CREED), at the Amsterdam School of Economics (UvA), has a four-year postdoc vacancy in the field of behavioural ethics. We seek outstanding motivated applicants with a strong interest in experimental economics and psychology for a project investigating trust and information search patterns in the context of the sharing economy.

All candidates with a strong research background in Experimental Economics, Psychology, or related fields are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have experience with running lab experiments (including eye-tracking and large scale), as well as strong programming, econometric, and writing skills. The postdoctoral fellow will be part of an interdisciplinary team studying the antecedents and consequences of trust when using the sharing economy. Access to state of the art research facilities will be provided via CREED (http://www.creedexperiment.nl/creed/), which houses two experimental economics laboratories.

The starting date of the position is January 2021 (flexible).

Tasks:

Research (80%):

  • Design studies and experiments (e.g., experience sampling; lab experiments);
  • program the experimental task using (e.g., O-tree, R, Matlab);
  • collect and analyze data;
  • write the results up for publication in peer-reviewed journals;
  • present the work at academic conferences.

Teaching (20%):

  • Undergraduate tutorials;
  • supervise of MSc thesis projects.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • PhD in (Behavioural) Economics, Cognitive/ Social/ Organizational Psychology or related field;
  • advanced statistical and computational skills (e.g., Otree, R, STATA);
  • experience with designing and running experiments;
  • experience with reseach on topics such as trust, cooperation and information search.
  • explicit interest and motivation to conduct scientific research.

To apply:

For further information and to apply: https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/07/20-434–postdoctoral-position-in-behavioural-ethics.html

For other questions please contact Prof. dr. S. Shalvi via email:

Closing date: August 31, 2020 at 23:59:59 CET.

PhD position in Behavioural Ethics at the University of Amsterdam

As part of an European Research Council grant (TRUSTPATH), the Experimental & Political Economics group (CREED), at the Amsterdam School of Economics (UvA), has a vacancy for a fully-funded PhD student in the field of behavioural ethics. We seek outstanding motivated applicants with a strong interest in experimental economics and psychology for a project investigating trust and information search patterns in the context of the sharing economy.

All candidates with a strong research background in Experimental Economics, Psychology, or related fields are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have experience with running lab experiments, as well as strong programming, econometric, and writing skills. The PhD candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team studying the antecedents and consequences of trust when using the sharing economy. Access to state of the art research facilities will be provided via CREED (http://www.creedexperiment.nl/creed/), which houses two experimental economics laboratories. PhD students often spend a half- to full-year visit at another internationally renowned school.

The starting date of the position: January 2021 (flexible).

Tasks:

Research (80%):

  • Design studies and experiments (e.g., experience sampling; lab experiments);
  • program the experimental task using (e.g., O-tree, R, Matlab);
  • collect and analyze data;
  • write the results up for publication in peer-reviewed journals;
  • present the work at academic conferences.

Teaching (20%):

  • Undergraduate tutorials;
  • supervise of BSc thesis projects.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • MSc (Research Master) in (Behavioural) Economics, Cognitive/ Social/ Organizational Psychology or related field;
  • advanced statistical and computational skills (e.g., R, STATA);
  • experience with designing and running experiments;
  • explicit interest and motivation to conduct scientific research. 

To apply:

For further information and to apply: https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/07/20-433-phd-position-n-behavioural-ethics.html

For other questions please contact Prof. dr. S. Shalvi via email:

Closing date: August 31, 2020 at 23:59:59 CET.

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

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 Marc Jeannerod (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 for one year initially, and can be extended further. The starting date is flexible. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications according to CNRS scales.


Candidates should send their CV, statement of research interests and representative publications to Jean-Claude Dreher, email: 

PostDoc position in decision neuroscience, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for a postdoc to join the Queen’s Neuroeconomics Lab (https://anitatusche.com/). The lab is based at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada (Department of Psychology, the Department of Economics, and the Centre for Neuroscience Studies).

We study decision making and social behaviour in various domains (e.g. altruism, dietary behaviour, consumer choices). To better understand the mechanisms that drive decisions and social behaviour, we employ a variety of techniques (ranging from computer experiments, measures of eye-movements to imaging of brain structure and function) together with computational modelling approaches (e.g. multivariate pattern analysis [MVPA], drift diffusion models [DDMs]).

Tasks
•    Planning and implementation of research projects and analysis of multimodal data (neuronal, physiological, and behavioural data) using computational modelling (e.g. MVPA, DDM)
•    Presentation of research results (in scientific journals, colloquia and conferences)

Requirements and Skills
•    Excellent master and doctoral degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, biology, computer science, behavioural economics or an equivalent discipline
•    High motivation and interest in interdisciplinary research
•    Of advantage (but NOT necessary) is a background in ANY of the following areas:
o    knowledge of neuroscientific methods (fMRI, TMS, tDCS, EEG, MEG or NIRS)
o    knowledge of eye-tracking
o    programming experience (e.g. Matlab, Python)
o    research experience or interest in the field of “decision making”, “decision neuroscience” or “social neuroscience” or “neuroeconomics”
o    solid background in statistical analysis

How to apply
Please send your detailed application (a short statement of research interests, CV, transcripts, and references) to Dr. Anita Tusche (). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions have been filled.

For more information please contact: Dr. Anita Tusche ()

Lab Manager Position in the Bakkour Lab at The University of Chicago

The laboratory of Akram Bakkour will be established in the Department of Psychology at The University of Chicago in July 2020. We are searching for a Lab Manager to join the team. Research in the Bakkour Memory and Decision Lab (www.akrambakkour.com) focuses on the cognitive and neural mechanisms by which memory contributes to and is influenced by decision-making. The research tools and techniques used by the Bakkour Lab include behavioral studies (in person and online), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), eyetracking, and neuropsychological studies in special patient populations (e.g., amnesic patients, patients with Parkinson’s Disease, and patients with eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa).

We seek a Lab Manager to help establish the new lab in Chicago both administratively and scientifically. This individual will help develop and oversee compliance policies and protocols (IRBs), order and set up lab equipment and supplies, recruit participants (including patients in coordination with clinical units), maintain participant records (e.g., consent forms, screening forms), help design and maintain the lab website, schedule lab meetings, and perform other day-to-day lab management tasks. In addition to these administrative responsibilities, this individual will also conduct research under the guidance and supervision of the Principal Investigator, including an independent project (which will involve conceptualization, data collection, analysis, presentation of results, writing, and paper submission). Other research responsibilities include training and assisting lab members with data collection and technical troubleshooting. This is a particularly exciting opportunity for someone who wants to be part of a growing team where they are valued for their scientific as well as their managerial contribution. This position will provide useful training for individuals who are considering graduate school.

This is a one-year position, but a commitment of two years is strongly preferred. There will be the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis beyond the initial two years. The start date will ideally be between 7/1/2020 and 10/1/2020. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Qualifications

The successful applicant must be eligible to work in the United States and have a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, or a related field. Candidates must have strong technical qualifications including proficiency in programming (e.g., Python, JavaScript, MATLAB), working knowledge of statistics (e.g., running basic statistical tests in R, Python, Julia), and fluency in office productivity software (e.g., word processor, slide presentations, spreadsheets). Candidates must be organized and detail-oriented, able to exercise good judgement and take initiative, able to work independently as well as collaboratively, and possess excellent communication skills. Knowledge of human research protocols (IRBs, consent forms, HIPAA) is preferred, but not required. Prior research experience (especially in a cognitive neuroscience lab studying memory and/or decision making) is also preferred.

How to apply

Please email the following (preferably in a single PDF) to Dr. Bakkour ():

1.    A brief cover letter describing your research interest, your technical skills, your past research experience (if any), and why this position is right for you.
2.    Your CV.
3.    Contact information of 3 professional references (e.g., past research mentors, professors).

Postdoctoral Fellow in Decision Neuroscience

Bolton Chau’s lab (based in Hong Kong) is recently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to work on research projects to investigate neural mechanisms of multiple option decision making and/or grid cell theories.

Our research:
In our modern lives, it is very common that we make decisions between a large number of options. However, our knowledge about neural mechanisms of decision making is mainly based on experiments that involve a few options. Hence, recently our research focuses on investigating whether these mechanisms are generalizable to decisions with many options.  We are interested in understanding how choice information is sampled from large sets of options and how information is used to guide decision making. Our projects involve collaboration with researchers from places such as Oxford, Cambridge and Osaka.
https://www8.rs.polyu.edu.hk/rsmain/en/about_us/staff/index_id_289.html 

Requirements:
– Obtained (or about to obtain) a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, computer science or related areas
– Experience in or interested in decision neuroscience
– Experience in computer programming is essential (e.g. Matlab, Python)
– Experience in one of the following techniques: fMRI, EEG, TMS, eye tracking or computational modelling.

To apply:
Please send your CV to  and a cover letter that briefly describes your research experience and interests.

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