Monday, March 3, 2014

[Comp-neuro] 2 PostDoc positions in Cognition and Decision making at HSE (Moscow)

The Centre for Cognition & Decision Making of the Higher School of Economics invites applications for 2 postdoctoral positions.

The candidate will join new international team of young researchers studying the brain mechanisms of decision making, social influence and persuasive communication. We investigate neural mechanism of valuation, risk taking and social aspects of decision making.

Our group particularly focuses on neurobiological mechanisms of social influence. People are exposed to hundreds of persuasive messages per day in one form or another: from TV commercials to scientific publications. Social influence on our decisions has been a focus of extensive psychological research but has been nearly ignored by neuroscience. Understanding the neuronal mechanisms of effective social influence will help to uncover mechanisms of decision making in various social contexts.  Group leader – Prof. Vasily Klucharev

The candidate will be encouraged to pursue his/her own research in parallel with working on the Centre’s research projects under supervision of. Prof. Klucharev on a broad range of fundamental and applied problems in decision making and social influence, including neuroscience of persuasion, cognitive dissonance, neuronal plasticity caused by economic outcomes, neurobiology of trust and risk taking, neuroscience of temporal discounting and neuro-law in collaboration with Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives Ecole Normale SupĂ©rieure,University of Basel - Department of Psychology, Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University and Moscow MEG Centre.



A candidate for the postdoctoral research position should hold PhD degree, e.g., in neuroscience, psychology, economics or applied mathematics. Experience with TMS and/or fMRI and/or MEG/and/or multi-channel EEG/MEG/ recordings and data analysis is an advantage. 

A candidate for the PhD student position should hold MS degree in neuroscience, psychology, economics, applied mathematics or related field of science. Experience with TMS and/or fMRI and/or MEG/and/or multi-channel EEG/MEG/ recordings and data analysis is an advantage. 

Appointments will be normally made for one with a possibility to extend it for two more years.


A CV, research statement and two letters of recommendation should be sent to by March 20, 2014.

The HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university providing unique research opportunities.

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