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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.

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist

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

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

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

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Decision Neuroscience, Lyon, France.

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

Assistant Professor in Human Cognition, Brown University

Location: Providence, R.I. 02912

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yale Psychology, Assistant Professor, Area Open

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

Postdoctoral position, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship working on a collaborative project with Prof. Joe Kable in the Department of Psychology and Prof. Dave Wolk in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. Funded by the National Institutes of Aging, and located in the Penn Memory Center, the project seeks to examine how social and non-social decision-making linked to different forms of memory declines with age and is associated with preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease. The project will link experimental behavioral measures and functional MRI with molecular PET and structural imaging biomarkers of preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease. Previous experience with imaging, aging and/or decision-making research is preferable but not necessary. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology or related field, strong computational skills, and a strong record of previous research. Penn offers an outstanding research environment and this position provides an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative team science environment. The initial appointment would be for two years. Start date is flexible. Inquiries or applications should be directed to Joe Kable (kable@psych.upenn.edu). Applicants should include a cover letter describing their research interests and career plans, CV, and contact information for three references.

2 Year Postdoctoral position, Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris

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

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

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

Applications should include

–        a detailed curriculum vitae

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

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

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

–        a published article representative of previous research

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

References

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoc or PhD Position in Decision Neuroscience at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Reference: ERIM PhD RSM 2018 MKT CN

Abstract: At the Erasmus Center for Neuroeconomics we are offering a PhD or Postdoc position. 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, dishonesty, emotion regulation and self-control, and the role of neurotransmitters and hormones in such decisions. For the current project, we are especially looking for applicants who have experience with innovative fMRI methods, most notably multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA), or multivariate approaches to EEG data analyses, and who would be interested in applying these techniques to study (real-world) choice behaviour. Candidates with a less technical focus and a more general interest in how neuroscience can inform decision-making are also invited to apply.

Topic: We seek to understand and predict choice from neural activity in response to for example money, products, and persuasive messages. In particular, we focus on linking neural measures obtained from individuals to real market-level choice data. In general, however, candidates have a large say in the precise focus of their project.

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

Cooperation: The PhD student/Postdoc will be a member of The Erasmus Center for Neuroeconomics (ECN), which is hosted by the Marketing Department of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. This position will be jointly supervised by Prof. Ale Smidts and Dr. Maarten Boksem. The Erasmus Center for Neuroeconomics is dedicated to conducting cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in decision neuroscience, and hosts the Erasmus Behavioural Lab which provides an excellent infrastructure for conducting behavioural, EEG/ERP, eye-tracking, facial coding and hormone-administration experiments. In addition, the Center has access to multiple MRI scanners located the Erasmus Medical Center. The Department of Marketing is home of leading researchers in consumer behaviour and judgment and decision making, and experts in marketing modelling, computer science and econometrics. Opportunities exist for funding a research stay abroad at an excellent institute in the third year of the PhD.

Required Profile: Successful candidates must have a relevant Masters degree (and PhD degree for the postdoc position), either with a background in cognitive neuroscience/cognitive psychology/biological psychology, with a definite interest of applying their knowledge to the field of decision-making, or with a background in behavioural economics/econometrics/psychology, with a definitive interest in using neuroscience methods. Candidates with a background in statistics or computer science, with a definitive interest in decision-making and neuroscience are also strongly invited to apply. The Postdoc position is for a period of 3 years, the PhD position for a period of 4 years but can be extended to 5 years if budget allows.

How to Apply: Interested PhD candidates can apply through the ERIM website.  Interested Postdoc candidates can apply by sending their CV, motivation letter and names of three references to Annette Bartels (abartels@rsm.nl).

For more information about these positions, please contact Ale Smidts (asmidts@rsm.nl) or Maarten Boksem (mboksem@rsm.nl).

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

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

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow in decision neuroscience in Hong Kong

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

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

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

The Center for Decision Sciences (CDS), is seeking an outstanding researcher for a Post-Doctoral Researcher position starting in the Summer 2018, or later. CDS is an interdisciplinary center that facilitates research and understanding on consumer behavior, the implications of decision making on public policy, and the decision neuroscience foundation of judgment and decision making. This appointment will be in Columbia’s Graduate School of Business.

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

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

Required qualifications

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

Desired qualifications

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

Duration

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

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

Application Materials

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

Operational Coordinator for Interdisciplinary Neurofinance Project, Vitznau at Lake Lucerne

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

COMPETENCIES

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

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

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

Postdoctoral positions in the Neuromanagement Lab at Zhejiang University, China

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Affective Neuroscience

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

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

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

Post-Doctoral Fellow in decision neuroscience in Hong Kong

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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