Postdoctoral position in neuroscience of social decision making
University of Zurich
April 27, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research (Group Leaders: E. Fehr, T. Hare, C. Ruff, K. E. Stephan, P. Tobler, C. Alós-Ferrer) at the University of Zurich invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in the context of a project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Christian Ruff and other SNS Lab researchers on the neuro-computational basis of human social decision making, using cutting-edge multimodal neuroimaging techniques.
The SNS Lab is a research center at the University of Zurich that investigates the principles underlying social and neuronal systems (http://www.sns.uzh.ch/en.html). The lab brings together scientists from the social and natural sciences (incl. neuroscience, economics, psychology, computer science, and physics) to study mechanistic links between neuronal circuits, human behavior and social interactions, using a combination of brain imaging methods, neuro-modulation techniques (brain stimulation and neuropharmacology), behavioral experiments and computational approaches. A single custom-built unit hosts multiple state-of-the-art facilities that are fully dedicated to research. These facilities include a Philips Achieva 3T MRI scanner as well as laboratories for transcranial magnetic and electric stimulation, psychophysics, behavioral group studies, peripheral and autonomic neurophysiology and pharmacology. Additionally, we have access to a 7T high-field human MRI facility.
Candidates should hold (or expect) a good PhD degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, economics, computer science, or physics) and have published work using human neuroimaging methods. An interest in computational modelling of behavior and/or neural data would be advantageous. The position is available from September 1, 2018 and for a duration of several years (yearly rolling renewal, annual salary CHF 85,000). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; the first review of applications will be in early June 2018.
Applications should be sent electronically and include a CV (incl. full publication list), copies of all relevant degrees, a statement of interest, and the names and email addresses of two referees. Please send these materials to email@example.com with “postdoc social decision making” in the email subject line.
Contact address: Prof. Dr. Christian Ruff E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (for informal inquiries)