PhD Position in Decision Neuroscience at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Mar 31, 2023 | Job Postings, Postdoctoral Students

Reference: ERIM PhD MKT 3814

The Erasmus Center for Neuroeconomics seeks a highly motivated PhD student looking to study decision-making using neuroscience methods (fMRI or EEG). Strong applicants have backgrounds in (cognitive/social) psychology, (cognitive/social) neuroscience or neuroeconomics, and are looking to pursue careers as world-class academic researchers. At our Center, students define and execute their own projects in consultation with their advisers, and thus need creativity, self-direction, and a passion for scientific research.

Researchers in our group work on a wide range of topics in social and cognitive neuroscience such as understanding the neurological basis of emotions and persuasive communication, social conformity, dishonesty, charitable giving and predicting population-level outcomes from neural data.

Some experience with EEG and/or fMRI data analysis is required for this position. Experience or interest in more advanced fMRI methods, such as multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA), representational similarity analysis (RSA), classification algorithms, prediction models, or multivariate approaches to EEG data analyses is a definite plus. Experience with, or at least affinity for programming, particularly in Python (or otherwise Matlab or R) is a must.

For your application, we require a motivation letter, a CV, and the names of two references. It is not necessary to ask referents for letters at the application stage.

Interested candidates can apply through the ERIM website. Application deadline May 26, 2023. For more information about this position, please check out the ERIM website and/or contact Ale Smidts (), Maarten Boksem (), or Alex Genevsky ().