Postdoctoral Researcher in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Maladaptive Decision Making at the University of Chicago

Feb 1, 2024 | Job Postings, Postdoctoral Students

The Bakkour Memory and Decision Laboratory in the Department of Psychology (PI: Akram Bakkour) at the University of Chicago is seeking a full-time Cognitive Neuroscience Postdoctoral Researcher to join the team and head an NIH-funded project in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Wildes in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience.
The project aims to uncover the cognitive computational and neural mechanisms of value construction that underlie normative and maladaptive decision making. The postdoctoral researcher will lead this effort and utilize complementary methods, such as eyetracking, fMRI, and computational models of behavior. The postdoctoral researcher will thus have ample opportunity to combine the tools of cognitive neuroscience with those of computational psychiatry to uncover common and distinct mechanisms of subjective value construction in healthy and clinical populations.
Candidates must have a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field by the position start date. Proficiency in a programming language (e.g., Python, JavaScript, MATLAB, R, Julia, and/or bash) is required. Experience with fMRI and/or eyetracking are preferred, but not required. The start date is flexible.
To apply, please email the following documents (in a single PDF) to 

1.  A brief cover letter describing your qualifications, research interests, and why this position is right for you.
2.  Your CV.
3.  Names and contact information for two professional references.
4.  One representative publication.
Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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