[Eeglablist] Postdoc position in decision neuroscience at Erasmus University

Maarten A.S. Boksem Maarten at boksem.nl
Tue Jun 25 00:06:08 PDT 2019

Do your research interests lie at the intersection of psychology,
economics, marketing and neuroscience? And are you interested in studying
the brain mechanisms that underlie judgement and decision-making?

*T*he Erasmus Centre for Neuroeconomics
<https://www.erim.eur.nl/neuroeconomics/> at Rotterdam School of
Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is offering a

*Postdoc position in decision neuroscience*

Particular interests of our group are the neural underpinnings of
persuasive messaging, social influences on choice, dishonesty, emotion
regulation and self-control, and the role of neurotransmitters and hormones
in such decisions.

For a current project, we are especially looking for applicants who:

·         have experience with innovative fMRI methods, most notably
multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA), or multivariate approaches to EEG data

·         are interested in applying these techniques to study (real-world)
choice behaviour.

We seek to understand and predict choice from neural activity in response
to matters such as money, products and persuasive messages. In particular,
we focus on linking neural measures obtained from individuals to real
market-level choice data.

We use fMRI and EEG, in particular applying innovative techniques such as
multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) and representational similarity
analysis (RSA), as well as neural reliability (inter-subject correlations
in neural activity). Experience with and interest in applying these
techniques is required.

The Postdoc will be a member of the Erasmus Centre for Neuroeconomics,
which is hosted by the department of marketing management
<https://www.rsm.nl/research/departments/marketing-management/> of
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). This position
will be jointly supervised by Prof. Ale Smidts, Dr Maarten Boksem and Dr
Alex Genevsky.

The Erasmus Centre for Neuroeconomics
<https://www.erim.eur.nl/neuroeconomics/> conducts cutting-edge
interdisciplinary research in decision neuroscience, and hosts the Erasmus
Behavioural Lab
which provides an excellent infrastructure for conducting behavioural,
EEG/ERP, eye-tracking, facial coding and hormone-administration
experiments. In addition, the Centre has access to multiple MRI scanners
located at the Erasmus Medical Centre. RSM’s department of marketing
management is home of leading researchers in consumer behaviour and
judgment and decision-making, and experts in marketing modelling, machine
learning, and econometrics.
Required profile

Successful candidates must have a relevant PhD degree, with a background in
cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology or biological psychology, with
a definite interest in applying their knowledge to the field of
decision-making. Strong coding skills (Matlab, Python or R) is a definitive

Candidates with a background in statistics or computer science, with a
definitive interest in decision-making and neuroscience are also strongly
invited to apply.

 Employment conditions

The conditions of employment <https://www.eur.nl/en/working/hr-information>
correspond with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO
NU). We offer a 1,0 FTE contract, initially for one year. A part-time
contract (at least 0,6 FTE) is also possible.

Salary is subject to training and experience and may vary from a minimum of
€ 3,637 up to a maximum of € 4,978 gross per month (scale 11 CAO NU), based
on a full-time contract of 38 hours.

Favourable tax agreements may apply to international applicants.

Erasmus University Rotterdam has attractive employment conditions
<http://www.eur.nl/en/working-erasmus-university/>, which include a holiday
allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a
generous number of vacation days.

How to apply

Interested candidates can apply by sending their CV, motivation letter and
names of two or more references to Annette Bartels (abartels at rsm.nl) before
Friday 16 August 2019.

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Ale Smidts (
asmidts at rsm.nl) or Dr Maarten Boksem (mboksem at rsm.nl).

*About RSM*

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s
top 10 business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and
education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based
in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business,
logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders
with international careers who can become a force for positive change by
carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our
first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes
encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative
thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students,
executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu,
China. www.rsm.nl

RSM is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from
qualifying candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.

Maarten Boksem

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