POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY Faculty of Arts and Science University of Toronto

Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto

Area of Research: Affective and Decision Neuroscience Description of duties: Designing and conducting neuroimaging research examining emotions and decision making. Salary: $45,000 per year, plus benefits Required qualifications: Completion of a PhD in Psychology or Neuroscience is required. The Computational Affective Neuroscience and Decision Neuroscience Labs, directed by William Cunningham and Cendri Hutcherson, are looking for colleagues to fill 1-2 jointly sponsored postdoctoral positions for research examining the affective and computational dynamics of decision making.

The ideal candidate(s) will have experience in one or more of the following: neuroimaging (EEG or MEG preferred with experience in time frequency analysis, fMRI a plus), computational modeling (e.g. drift diffusion models, Bayesian generative models, neural network models), or machine-learning approaches to neuroimaging. These positions represent a unique opportunity to explore the computational underpinnings of affective experience, decision making, and self-control in a fun and dynamic lab environment at the University of Toronto.

The university is one of the foremost research universities in the world, with a stellar and highly collaborative faculty. It has a new neuroimaging faculty with a 3T Siemens Prisma scanner, as well as access to both MEG and high-density EEG. The successful candidate will have many opportunities for collaboration across several different labs and for independent research. Application instructions All individuals interested in this position must submit a brief statement of research, CV, the names of at least two references, and two relevant publications to Drs. Cendri Hutcherson and William Cunningham. Materials are due by the closing date.

Closing date: July 1, 2016
Supervisor: Dr. William Cunningham and Dr. Cendri Hutcherson Expected start date September 1, 2016

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.