The Theoretical Neuroscience Group (TNG)
Higher School of Economics (HSE, Moscow) is pleased to announce a new post-doctoral post at the Theoretical Neuroscience Group (TNG) that applies computational and mathematical approaches to understanding neural function and cognition. Research interests of the TNG at the Centre for Cognition and Decision Making are wide ranging, carried out in collaboration with the experimental labs at the Center. Current research topics include include computational psychiatry, computational neuroeconomics, information processing in neurons and circuits, as well as role of oscillations in cognition. The candidate will have the opportunity to further define and expand the Group’s research programme.
We are seeking highly qualified and motivated candidate with backgrounds in quantitative disciplines: applied mathematics, physics, computer science or engineering. Knowledge of biology, neuroscience and ability to work with data is highly desired.
Candidates will be trained in model building, analysis and will be offered advanced training in neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Candidates will have an opportunity to develop independent research projects and collaborations under the direction of the group leading scientists.
The TNG is a structural part of the HSE’s Centre for Cognition & Decision Making with ample collaboration opportunities within the Centre with other research groups, both within Russia and internationally. This new international group is tightly linked with the Group for Neural Theory at the Ecole Normale Superior in Paris, where research internships and visiting positions can be made available.
HSE is a young, dynamic and fast-growing research-intensive university providing unique research opportunities (Higher School of Economics, School of Psychology).
The Faculty of Psychology is committed to developing computational and cognitive Neuroscience. Connections with HSE applied mathematics and economics faculties is highly encouraged.
- Collaborative access to top-notch research infrastructure (e.g. neuroimaging facilities)
- Internationally competitive salary
- limited teaching load, limited administrative service required
- Heavy emphasis on high quality research.
- PhD in an appropriate area
- Fluent knowledge of English (Russian not required).
General conditions for Post-Doctoral Research positions can be found here. Appointments will be normally made for one year.
A CV, research statement and two letters of recommendation should be submitted directly via online application form by March 15, 2017. Please note that direct applications to the hiring laboratory may not be reviewed.