We’re looking for a candidate interested in understanding the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying human higher-order decision making. Directed by Andrew Kayser M.D. Ph.D., our laboratory uses behavioral, computational, pharmacological, and functional imaging approaches to understand how both control and patient populations make simple (and not so simple) choices. Past and ongoing work has investigated the neural basis for perceptual, economic, and social decisions. The initial appointment will be for two years. The successful candidate will have access to a friendly and collaborative environment, as well as to extensive facilities at both U.C. San Francisco and U.C. Berkeley that include two Siemens Trio 3T MRI scanners. The starting date is Spring/Summer of 2017, but potentially flexible for the right candidate. Responsibilities will primarily involve designing, conducting and analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging studies.
Please send applications (a CV, statement of research experience and interests, and the names of 3 references) by email to Andrew.Kayser (at) ucsf.edu . Informal inquiries are welcome. Applications considered as received.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, psychology or a related field, or an M.D. degree with appropriate training. Strong computational skills and a record of previous research are welcomed, and previous experience with fMRI, EEG, or decision-making research in humans is strongly preferred. Facility with Matlab, Python, or another programming language is required.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience