[Comp-neuro] Post-doctoral and research assistant positions in Decision Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

John O'Doherty odoherjp at tcd.ie
Fri Nov 14 20:00:23 CET 2008


Postdoctoral research positions in Decision Neuroscience

O'Doherty lab, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College
Dublin, Ireland.

Two post-doctoral research fellowships are available to investigate the
neural mechanisms of reward-learning, choice and decision making in the
human brain in the laboratory of Prof. John P. O'Doherty at Trinity College
Dublin. The posts, part of a research programme funded by Science Foundation
Ireland, will involve the design and conduct of fMRI experiments in humans,
and the application of computational models of choice and decision making to
behavioural and neural data. The project will be carried out using state of
the art MRI facilities at the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience,
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

A background in cognitive or behavioral neuroscience is essential, and some
experience of or interest in computational neuroscience, particularly
relating to reinforcement learning or decision making would be an advantage.
A familiarity with functional neuroimaging techniques (fMRI in particular)
and a working knowledge of SPM or other fMRI analysis packages would also be
an advantage.

The positions are available for a period of 2 to 3 years.

Start date: As soon as is practicable.

Interested candidates should send a CV, brief statement of research
interests, and contact details for two referees to John O'Doherty: odoherjp
at tcd.ie. Informal enquiries are also welcome.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Trinity College Dublin is an equal opportunity employer.


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Research Assistant position in Decision Neuroscience

O'Doherty lab, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College
Dublin, Ireland.

A post-graduate research assistant position is available in the laboratory
of Prof. John P. O'Doherty at Trinity College Dublin. The position, part of
a research programme funded by Science Foundation Ireland, will involve
contributing to the organization of a research programme concerned with
uncovering the neural mechanisms underlying choice, reward-learning and
decision making in the brain. Duties include helping with subject
recruitment, running experiments (brain imaging and behavioural studies) and
contributing to data analysis.

An undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, computer science,
mathematics or a related discipline would be a pre-requisite, and evidence
of strong quantitative skills in computer programming, mathematics and
statistics would be essential. Some prior exposure to cognitive, behavioural
or computational neuroscience would be an advantage. The project will be
carried out using state of the art MRI facilities at the Trinity College
Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

The position is available for a period of 2 to 3 years.
Start date: As soon as is practicable.

Interested candidates should send a CV, brief statement of research
interests, and contact details for two referees to John O'Doherty: odoherjp
at tcd.ie. Informal enquiries are also welcome.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Trinity College Dublin is an equal opportunity employer.
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