We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the Motivation and Social Neuroscience lab (https://www.msn-lab.com) led by Dr. Matthew Apps. The lab studies the cognitive, computational and neurobiological basis of motivation and decision-making in healthy young adults, across the lifespan and in neurological and psychiatric disorders. This post is funded by a £1.7m ERC Consolidator award and a £5m Wellcome Trust Discovery Award between Prof. Masud Husain, Prof. Cath Harmer (Both Oxford), Dr. Simon Little (UCSF) and Dr. Matthew Apps that will run until 2030.
An initial 2.5 year postdoctoral position (with possibility of extension) is available from 1st January 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be at grade 7.
The successful candidate will be resourceful with the ability to act on their own initiative, excellent quantitative skills including programming (e.g. Matlab, R or Python) for the design and analysis of experiments. Experience of neuroimaging (e.g. fMRI or MEG) and computational modelling is desirable, but not essential. Studies with diverse populations (children, adolescents, older adults), and advanced neuroimaging techniques (model-based imaging, MVPA or RSA) is desirable but not necessary. We encourage candidates from diverse range of backgrounds who have an interest in research in decision neuroscience or motivation to apply. Please note only applications made through the University of Birmingham jobs system will be able to be considered. The deadline is November 17th 2023.
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