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Open positions for PhD students

Open positions for PhD students in Social Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics

We have open positions for two PhD students in the field of social neuroscience and neuroeconomics. Positions are available immediately at the international Laboratory of Social Neurobiology (LSN),  HSE University (https://neuro.hse.ru/). Candidates will work with Prof. Iiro P. Jääskeläinen (Aalto University)  and Prof. Vasily Klucharev (HSE University). 

This new multidisciplinary laboratory studies social cognition and decision-making using dynamic naturalistic stimuli during fMRI, MEG, TMS, and other neuroimaging technologies. Data analyses will be carried out with cutting edge computational methods, including inter-subject synchrony measures and machine-learning approaches. The salaries are internationally competitive. PhD students will be enrolled in the HSE doctoral school (Moscow). Position includes international mobility and internships at Aalto University, Finland. We anticipate high-quality empirical research and publication activities from our employees.

It is worth mentioning that the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience is a vibrant multicultural unit of HSE with an international environment and dynamic working conditions. The unit is located in the historical city center of Moscow. The working language is English.

General requirements for PhD student posts are the following:

 • Background in Neuroscience, Psychology, Linguistics or other related fields.

• Strong computational skills.

• Motivation to specialise in social neurobiology, neuroscience of communication, and/or neuroeconomics.

• Fluent English including writing skills.

For applicants, CV, Letter of Motivation, Transcript of records and two Recommendation Letters (2) must be sent to [iiro.jaaskelainen@aalto.fi, vklucharev@hse.ru, and moiseeva.victoria@gmail.com.  Priority will be given to biologists, lingusts, mathematicians or psychologists.

The deadline is February 1, 2021.

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National Research University Higher School of Economics


Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

Contact Information

Dr Victoria Moiseeva





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