Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of 2021 Society of NeuroEconomics Virtual Conference
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Postdoc in social decision neuroscience
University of Birmingham 2 year (with possibility of extension) position in social decision neuroscience (www.sdn-lab.org) led by Dr. Patricia Lockwood at University of Birmingham, UK. Looking for someone with experience/strong interest in social learning and decision-making, brain imaging and lifespan studies. Please email for informal enquiries. Job advert live in the next couple of weeks. Ideally Jan 2022 start date.
Postdoctoral position in neural ensemble analysis for computational psychiartry
University of Minnesota A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the dynamics of neural ensembles and their variation in health and disease. The postdoc will be supervised by Dr. Audrey Sederberg and Dr. David Redish as a part of the computational core of the new NIMH-funded Conte Center at the University of Minnesota, a multi-lab collaboration to determine the mechanisms of information processing breakdown in psychosis and ultimately develop optimized treatments for people suffering from this disorder. More information on the Conte Center at UMN is available at http://neuroprsmh.umn.edu.
The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for modeling the dynamics of ensembles of neurons using data that are being recorded across multiple species, including rodents and non-human primates, during complex decision-making tasks. The patterns of errors in these tasks vary with disease status, and the overarching goal is to use this modeling framework to determine the dynamical basis of failures in information processing in local circuits. A secondary goal is to determine the extent to which different failure modes could be detected based on non-invasive measurements in humans (e.g. EEG, MEG, fMRI).
See https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/340888 for additional details.
The University is an equal-opportunity employer. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University of Minnesota is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. To learn more about diversity at the University of Minnesota see http://diversity.umn.edu.
Postdoctoral researcher on memory and goal-directed decision-making
University College London An MRC-funded position in our new group to work on goal-directed decision-making, focusing on memory, reinforcement learning, and mood & decoding representations with MEG. https://twitter.com/gelliott_wimmer/status/1441024531406147586?s=20
Research Scientist, Machine Assisted Cognition
Toyota Research Institute The Toyota Research Institute's Machine Assisted Cognition (MAC) team is developing AI systems to augment (not replace) human decision making. In particular, MAC is advancing the intersection between behavioral science, machine learning, human-computer interaction, and causal inference to enhance human decision making. MAC will achieve this through simultaneously:
1) Conducting experiments on the mechanisms underlying decision making to build predictive models of human behavior, and 2) Conducting research on understanding those decisions, including new ways to engage and interact with those models, and investigating the nature of understanding information uncovered in our models.
(Learn more about this open position and others at the link below.)
Postdoctoral Fellow: Duke University
Duke University The Huettel lab at Duke University seeks a talented postdoctoral associate to conduct human research on the neural mechanisms of decision making. The position is supported by an NIH-funded grant that seeks to understand the dynamic social decision making and how such decisions are influenced by social status. The postdoctoral associate will be part of a vibrant community of scholars in Duke’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and will work with research-dedicated 3T MRI scanners at Duke’s Brain Imaging and Analysis Center. The position is initially for a one-year term with renewal anticipated upon satisfactory performance; the start date is flexible. Programming skills, expertise in fMRI, and a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related field are prerequisites; experience with decision modeling and computational methods are desirable.
Interested applicants should submit their CV, a statement of research interest, and names of 2 references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19349 and email@example.com .
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Postdoctoral fellow: University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship working on a collaborative projects between the Kable lab (www.kablelab.com) and the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative (https://neuro.wharton.upenn.edu). Projects will involve working to extend previous neuroscience findings in learning and decision-making from the lab into real world settings, in conjunction with industry partners. The ideal candidate will have skills in some combination of pupillometry and eye-tracking, EEG, and/or other neuroimaging techniques, behavioral decision-making research and/or computational modeling of cognition and behavior. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology or related field, and a strong record of previous research. Penn offers an outstanding research environment, and this position provides an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative team science setting. The initial appointment would be for one year, renewable. Start date is flexible. Inquiries or applications should be directed to Joe Kable (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants should include a cover letter describing their research interests and career plans, CV, and contact information for three references.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Decision Neuroscience
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University We are recruiting for the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Erasmus Centre for Neuroeconomics at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). We seek outstanding applicants whose research interests lay at the intersection of psychology, economics, marketing, and neuroscience. The particular interests of our centre are the neural underpinnings of the social and emotional influences on choice, value representation, persuasive messaging, and the neural forecasting of real-world behaviour.
We are particularly looking for applicants who have experience with innovative fMRI methods and analyses for our current project; activities include the application of multivariate approaches and machine learning for prediction. Applicants should also be interested in applying these techniques to study real-world choice behaviour.
We seek to understand and predict choice from observing neural activity in a wide range of domains, including financial decisions, charitable giving, crowdfunding, consumer decisions, and persuasive messaging. In particular, we focus on linking neural measurements obtained from individuals to data obtained from real population-level choices.
Your main tasks The successful candidate will use a combination of behavioural and fMRI data to explore questions related to human decision making, and specifically how neural data collected in the laboratory might be related to population-level behaviours in the real world. The candidate will have the opportunity to analyse existing data sets as well as conduct new experiments and data collection.
Required qualifications Successful candidates must have a relevant PhD degree, with a background in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology or biological psychology, with an interest in applying their knowledge to the field of decision-making. Strong coding skills (Matlab, Python, or R) is required.
PI / Junior Research Grouop Leader at the Paris Brain Institute in Computational Modelling & Cogntive Neuroscience
Paris Brain Institute (ICM) The Institut du Cerveau - Paris Brain Institute (ICM) is an internationally renowned neuroscience research institute located in Paris, France, on the campus of Sorbonne University's Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital, providing world-class expertise in basic and clinical neuroscience. The ICM is seeking to recruit up to 3 team leaders at the starting, junior or mid-career levels working in any area of molecular, cellular, circuit, cognitive, computational, or theoretical neuroscience. ICM welcomes applications from talented individuals with the ambition to establish an internationally competitive research group. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an independent research program addressing challenging fundamental, translational, or clinical problems in a stimulating and international environment. The new team leaders will benefit from a competitive start-up package, recurrent core funding, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities. Team leaders at the ICM are affiliated with the neuroscience Ph.D. program of Sorbonne University. Onboarding and skilled assistance for applications to national and international funding programs will also be provided. Successful candidates are expected to be appointed in 2023. More details about the position can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j2uhmdktk1ckgah/Call%20for%20new%20teams%20_Paris%20Brain%20Institute-Final.pdf?dl=0 More information about the ICM: https://institutducerveau-icm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/book-quipes-institut-du-cerveau-web-pages.pdf
Lab manager for the Decision Neuroscience Lab at Yale
Yale University Work with a team of interdiscplinary scientists and students to study decision-making in healthy humans and in clinical populations. The lab manager will work closely with the PI and other lab members on all aspects of the research. The position includes data collection, contribution to study design and data analysis, supervision and training of other lab members, handling of budgets and IRB applications. We seek highly motivated and organized individuals, with excellent interpersonal skills, who are interested in a long-term position.
Postdoc position - Hartley Lab NYU
New York University The Hartley Lab (PI: Catherine Hartley) at New York University seeks postdoctoral associates to work on neuroimaging and behavioral studies examining learning, memory and decision-making across development. NYU offers an excellent training environment. The lab is located within the NYU Department of Psychology which, along with the Center for Neural Science and the Center for Data Science, is home to a large research community using computational approaches to study brain and behavior. NYU has excellent cognitive neuroscience research facilities including MRI, MEG, EEG, and TMS. Postdoctoral associates will also receive training in professional/career development and grantsmanship.
Qualifications Strong applicants will have many of the following qualifications:
- A Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience or a related field - A conceptual foundation in learning, memory, and/or decision-making - Experience and/or interest in conducting developmental research - Experience with computational modeling approaches - Experience acquiring, analyzing, and interpreting brain imaging data (e.g., FSL, SPM, AFNI) - Demonstrated ability to complete projects, as evidenced by first-author publications - Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills - Strong programming, statistical, and technical skills (e.g., Matlab, Python, R)
Application Instructions Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research interests, a CV, and the names and contact information for two references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
Computational Psychiatry Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Intracranial Neuroscience
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai The Computational Psychiatry Unit at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) seeks to fill a Postdoctoral Fellowship Position that focuses on human intracranial neuroscience. This is an exciting opportunity to combine computational modelling with intracranial data recorded directly from human participants, leveraging the existing intraoperative research platforms at the ISMMS. The research may be applied to elucidate the neurocomputational mechanisms of high-order cognition (e.g. value-based decision-making, social cognition) that are important for understanding psychiatric diseases such as addiction, depression, autism, and personality disorders.
The successful candidate will participate in the following aspects of research in the lab, including: • Design experiments to examine the neurocomputational basis of decision-making and social cognition • Oversee project development and data collection in the operating room • Conduct computational modelling of cognitive and neural data • Prepare manuscripts and interpreting results independently, and presenting results at scientific meetings • Co-mentor high school, undergraduate and graduate students
The successful candidate will meet the following requirements, including: • A PhD degree in any quantitative field • An ability to work well in highly multidisciplinary teams • An interest in translational research • A strong record or potential for scholarly productivity.
Experience with any of the following is not required, but preferred: • Electrophysiology data collection in non-human primates or rodents • Research experience with clinical populations • Programming skills (MATLAB, R, python, C++) • Signal processing and modelling experience with electrophysiological data • Computational modelling experience in any other domain.
To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to Dr. Xiaosi Gu at email@example.com.
Postdoc position at Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong Baptist University The system health lab at Hong Kong Baptist University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar position in the fields of Cognitive Neuroscience to begin Nov 1, 2021. Exact starting date is negotiable. The position is up to five years. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with Prof. Yike Guo (https://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/v1/?page=profile&id=yikeguo), Dr. Rongjun Yu (www.rongjunyu.org), and a group of scientists on a creativity related project. Qualification: • Completed PhD degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Engineering, or related areas. • Extensive EEG experience, EEG decoding/machine learning skills preferred • Willingness to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment with an interest in creativity, arts, and brain related questions and high enthusiasm for doing high-quality research in the field of social neuroscience. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Highly qualified candidates can apply for the Research Assistant Professor position. For enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org