Postdoctoral Scholar, The Columbia Social Neuroscience Lab, Columbia University

February 27, 2023

The Columbia Social Neuroscience Lab (led by Meghan Meyer) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to join a NSF-funded project on the role of the resting brain in stereotyping and stereotype change. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to develop their own projects on related topics.


This is a unique opportunity to spearhead fMRI and behavioral experiments using cutting-edge methods to investigate the brain mechanisms that predict stereotype application and change through learning. Responsibilities include: (1) design of fMRI and behavioral studies, (2) management of data collection, (3) analysis of fMRI and behavioral data, and (4) manuscript preparation. In addition to being funded to work on this line of research, the postdoctoral researcher will have ample opportunity to develop additional research projects.

Columbia University provides exceptional training in social and cognitive neuroscience, with multiple research labs working on these and related topics (for a full list see here). The applicant will have access to extensive resources both in and outside of the Psychology department, including carrying out research in the Zuckerman Institute.


-PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field (e.g., computer science; statistics; sociology)

-Experience with fMRI data analysis and/or computer programming

-Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

-Evidence of potential for an independent research program


To apply for this position, please contact Dr. Meghan Meyer () with a CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for two letter of recommendation writers.

Review of applications will proceed on a rolling basis.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Columbia University is an equalopportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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