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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.

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

Posted May 17, 2019

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

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

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

 Job description

Decision Neuroscience of Trust and Social Network

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

Application process:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted May 13, 2019

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

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

1 PostDoc (m/f/d)

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

Tasks

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

Requirements and Skills

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

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

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

Contact

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

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

or via E-Mail to 

For more information please contact:

Prof. Dr. So Young Park, Head of Department DNN, E-Mail: 

Neuroeconomics Postdoc Position at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Posted May 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Posted May 8, 2019

Our company challenges:

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

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

How you will help:

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

About you:

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

About NeuroFlow:

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

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

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

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

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

Posted April 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroeconomics, University of Sydney, Australia

Posted April 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Research Technician, Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab, Caltech

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Research Technician, Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab, Caltech

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

The job involves:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

– some teaching is encouraged, though not required.

 

Requirements:

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

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

– ability to work in a team,

– fluent English

– relevant experience is an asset although not required

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

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

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

APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION:

Further information can be obtained by contacting Prof. dr. Arno Riedl (e-mail: )

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

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

INTERVIEWS:

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

(3)         Perform literature reviews and compile citations

(4)         Maintain online participant database

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

(6)         Assist with Grant proposals and proofreading

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

(8)         Update and maintain CDS website

(9)         Recruiting and scheduling participants

Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Kable Lab, University of Pennsylvania

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

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 () and/or Dr. Dara Ghahremani ()

Assistant Professor in Human Cognition, Brown University

Location: Providence, R.I. 02912

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Neuroeconomics Postdoc Position at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Posted May 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Posted May 8, 2019

Our company challenges:

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

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

How you will help:

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

About you:

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

About NeuroFlow:

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

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

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

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

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

Posted April 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroeconomics, University of Sydney, Australia

Posted April 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Research Technician, Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab, Caltech

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Research Technician, Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab, Caltech

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

The job involves:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

– some teaching is encouraged, though not required.

 

Requirements:

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

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

– ability to work in a team,

– fluent English

– relevant experience is an asset although not required

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

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

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

APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION:

Further information can be obtained by contacting Prof. dr. Arno Riedl (e-mail: )

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

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

INTERVIEWS:

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

(3)         Perform literature reviews and compile citations

(4)         Maintain online participant database

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

(6)         Assist with Grant proposals and proofreading

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

(8)         Update and maintain CDS website

(9)         Recruiting and scheduling participants

Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Kable Lab, University of Pennsylvania

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

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 () and/or Dr. Dara Ghahremani ()

Assistant Professor in Human Cognition, Brown University

Location: Providence, R.I. 02912

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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