Postdoctoral positions in Cognitive Neuroscience

National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) - Centre for Cognition & Decision Making

Centre for Cognition & Decision Making (CDM) at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for multiple postdoctoral research positions in the field of cognitive neuroscience. The CDM is a young, ambitious and rapidly developing research centre, which offers excellent research environment and facilities, and pursues research in a number of cognitive science/neuroscience areas. We are interested in hearing from candidates with experience and interest in cognitive neuroscience/experimental psychology of language and communication, memory, attention and executive systems, decisions making and neuroeconomics, motor system, spatial and numerical cognition, neuroimaging methods, computational modelling and neural dynamics. Applicants in these and other domains of cognitive research as well as those with cross-disciplinary and cross-domain background will be given full consideration.

The postholders will work under the supervision of the Centre's PIs and conduct research in the area of cognitive neuroscience (such as those specified above) as well as engage in a wide range of interdisciplinary collaborations locally, nationally, and internationally. Major tasks of the postholders will be to carry out scientific research in collaboration with line manager and other team members as well as to collaborate with other CDM scientists in exploring the mind and brain using various methodologies. The postholders will also collaborate with support, technical, administrative, and research staff at the CDM to provide support to the Centre’s day-to-day operation. The postholders are also encouraged to pursue their own research directions, in line with the main research strands at the CDM (se for details).

The job involves research of brain underpinnings of human behaviours, actions and cognitive functions. Ideal candidates will therefore have experience in cognitive neuroscience research techniques, such as TMS, fMRI, MEG, EEG, etc.

Eligible candidates should hold a PhD or similar degree (e.g. RF candidateship) in a relevant discipline, including (but not limited to) psychology, neuroinformatics or neuroscience. We also expect:

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Fluent English
  • Demonstrated ability to produce scientific publications
  • Teaching/supervision experience is an asset although not required

We offer an excellent research environment and infrastructure, dynamic international team, an international salary level and a unique opportunity to develop your own research while taking part in building up the most rapidly growing cognitive neuroscience centre in Russia and Eastern Europe. Further details can be discussed in person or over email. The positions are available from the beginning of the 2017 for a three-year period initially. Early applications are welcome. A CV, research statement and two letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to

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