Princeton Social Neuroscience Lab

The Princeton Social Neuroscience Lab invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position focused on the study of imagination and social cognition, to begin in Fall 2015. This project will involve recruiting experts in these domains and studying their capacity for simulation using neuroimaging, behavioral, and machine learning techniques. Primary responsibilities will include designing and programming experiments, recruiting experts and control participants, analyzing behavioral, fMRI, and linguistic data, and preparing conference presentations and scientific publications. The successful candidate will work with Drs. Diana Tamir, Adam Waytz, and Hal Hershfield, and will be encouraged to pursue independent research projects within the domain of social neuroscience.

- Doctoral degree in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, statistics, or related fields
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
- Experience analyzing neuroimaging data (SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms).
- Experience conducting research in the domain of social cognition or imagination
- Strong background in programming and statistics (e.g. Matlab, Python, C/C++, Java, shell scripting, etc.)

To apply, go to and search for requisition #1500398. Applications should include (1) a letter of application indicating research interests and experience, (2) a curriculum vita, and (3) names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact Dr. Tamir (

This position is fully funded at NIH salary levels and includes funds for research expenses. Initial appointment is for one year with possibility for renewal pending satisfactory performance and funding availability.  This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity 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.