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Postdoctoral position in computational modeling/fMRI

Gent, None/Not Applicable, Belgium

Ghent University


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A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Will Alexander at Ghent University, Belgium. The position is part of a 5 year project investigating reinforcement learning and cognitive control, funded through the FWO-Flanders.

The ideal candidate will have experience and interests in one or more of the following areas: 1) computational neural modeling, 2) fMRI, 3) cognitive control and 4) reinforcement learning. Individuals with experience in applying computational models to the analysis of fMRI data are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with Matlab is a plus.

Depending on background and interests, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop computational neural models of cognitive control and decision making, as well as to contribute to the design, execution, and analysis of behavioral and fMRI experiments intended to inform and constrain new computational models.

The duration of the position is initially two years, with the possibility of renewal for an additional two years The position is available from the beginning of February, 2014, although the start date is flexible. This is a full-time position with salary based on standard Belgian regulations. The successful candidate will join the Department of Experimental Psychology at Ghent University, and will have access to a research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner.

To apply, send a brief statement of research interests, CV, and contact information for two references to Informal inquiries are also welcome.

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