Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Shenhav Lab, Brown University

Sep 12, 2022 | Job Postings, Postdoctoral Students

Postdoc at Brown University in the cognitive neuroscience of motivation, decision-making & cognitive control

The Shenhav Lab ( is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

Our lab seeks to address questions at the intersection decision-making, motivation, affect, and cognitive control, using a variety of theoretical and experimental approaches. To learn more about the lab’s research interests, go to

This position is supported by funding from NIH and NSF, for projects that seek to uncover the neurocomputational mechanisms underpinning decisions to exert mental effort. These questions are addressed using a combination of computational modeling and measures of behavior and neural activity (EEG, fMRI). The position also offers flexibility to explore other research directions outside of these projects.

Applicants must hold (or be nearing completion of) a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or a related field. Special consideration will be given to individuals with expertise collecting and analyzing fMRI or EEG data, and/or who have worked in a related area using any combination of modeling and behavioral or neural data. However, applications are welcome from anyone fitting the interests above.

This position can begin immediately but the start date is flexible. The position has an initial one-year term that is renewable up to three years.

To apply, please send your CV, a cover letter with a brief statement of interests, and contact information for 2-3 references to . If you have any questions about the position, please feel free reach out to Dr. Shenhav directly ().