Nov 18, 2019

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

  • Brown University
  • Providence, RI, USA
Full time Behavioral Neuroscience Cognitive Neuroscience Experimental Game/Decision Theory Judgment and Decision Making Neuroscience Social Cognition Social Neuroscience

Job Description

The Social & Affective Neuroscience Lab at Brown University (Lab Director : Oriel FeldmanHall) invites applications for a post-doctoral research associate (renewable one year appointment, start date flexible). Our lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging and psychophysiological techniques to explore the cognitive and neural basis of social decision-making (read more at

The post-doc will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing, funded research that spans multiple areas within the field of social psychology and neuroscience. The ideal candidate will have experience in cognitive and affective neuroscience, strong quantitative and statistical training, and an interest in understanding social decision-making and learning. The strongest applications will not only have a deep interest in moral cognition and social learning, but will also be creative and independent, taking innovative approaches to the study of social cognitive processes and their neural basis, especially with a focus of learning under social uncertainty. The position will include some freedom to develop and lead new research within the broader aims of the lab.

Education & Experience

Required: Doctor of Philosophy Degree in neuroscience, psychology, economics or a related field. Prior experience with fMRI data analysis is highly preferred, and proficiency in Matlab, R or equivalent is required.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a CV, one paragraph describing research interests, and contact information for 3 references through lnterfolio at and to Application are due January 15th 2020, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


Brown University


Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences

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