Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Glimcher Lab, NYU
Open until Filled
Supervisors: Paul Glimcher and Kenway Louie
The laboratory for Neuroeconomics (PIs: Paul Glimcher and Kenway Louie) at NYU is seeking a postdoctoral fellow for a project investigating the decision-making reference point and its role in depression and decision-making. This project requires expertise in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and reasonable skills in computational neuroscience. Our lab, speaking broadly, studies the neural and behavioral mechanisms of human and animal decision-making. The lab focusses on both computational modeling of efficient decision making and the behavior of decision-making in psychopathologies ranging from major depressive disorder to opiate use disorder. Stable funding from both NIH grants and private foundations support the work of the laboratory. This particular position comes with funding for up to three years of research. Additional funding is possible. The lab is located within the Neuroscience Institute at NYU, an active community of almost 100 labs spanning the departments of Psychology, Neural Science, Psychiatry, Economics, Neurology and Neurosurgery.
The successful candidate should have a strong background in computational neuroscience or a related discipline. They should have a doctoral degree in neuroscience, psychology, economics, cognitive science computer science or a related field with a proven track record of scientific publications. Applications from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.