PhD Position in Decision Neuroscience at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Nov 16, 2022 | Graduate students, Job Postings

Reference: ERIM PhD MKT 3708

The Erasmus Center for Neuroeconomics seeks a highly motivated PhD student looking to study decision-making using neuroscience methods (fMRI or EEG). Strong applicants typically have backgrounds in (cognitive) psychology, (cognitive) neuroscience, neuroeconomics, or data science, 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 decision neuroscience such as the understanding the neurological basis of emotions and persuasive communication, social conformity, dishonesty, charitable giving and predicting population-level outcomes from neural data.

Experience with EEG and/or fMRI 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 and affinity for programming, particularly in Python (or otherwise Matlab or R) is a must.

In addition to fMRI and EEG, we make use of eye-tracking, facial coding, hormone measurement/administration and behavioral measures in our research.

Interested candidates can apply through the ERIM website. Application deadline January 15, 2023. For more information about this position, please check out the ERIM website and/or contact Ale Smidts (asmidts’at’, Maarten Boksem (mboksem’at’, or Alex Genevsky (genevsky’at’