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Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience

Memory and Motor Control Group

Centre for Cognition and Decision Making

Moscow, Russia


The Higher School of Economics Memory and Motor Control Group of the Centre for Cognition and Decision Making, in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience.


About HSE University

The Higher School of Economics (HSE University) is a young, dynamic and fast-growing Russian research university. Over the past 25 years, HSE University has become a leader in Russian education, while also being recognized globally.

For instance, we were the first state-run university in Russia to begin recruiting on the international academic market. We aim at being a university with a highly attuned approach to training new professionals. Therefore, we are eager to hire people with real experience, as well as basic and applied knowledge. Committed to high-quality research, HSE University now has more than 100 research institutes and centres and over 30 international research laboratories collaborating with international specialists from all over the world.



The general requirements for the postdoctoral fellowship positions are the following:

  • Candidates must hold a recent PhD in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Memory, Motor Control, Brain Stimulation, EEG, MEG or related areas which was awarded over the last 5 years or received before starting work at HSE in a relevant field by an internationally recognized university and has been assessed by external reviewers as having the potential to pursue research that is publishable in leading peer-reviewed journals;
  • Candidates should have a strong background in Cognitive Sciences, Cognitive Psychology, Programming, Data Analysis, Academic Writing; ability to work in team
  • Fluent English is an obligatory condition as research and other activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of Russian is not required;
  • Relevant experience will be an asset although not required.


The position involves:

  • working under the direct supervision of Dr. Matteo Feurra (Assistant Professor at Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience)
  • participants are encouraged to pursue their own research in parallel with working on Memory and Motor Control Group research projects in 3 broad areas:
    • Motor Control
    • Memory
    • Combination of Non Invasive Brain Stimulation with EEG/MEG
  • writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with the members of Memory and Motor Control Group
  • participation in organization of the events and other contribution to the Lab’s development
  • public presentations of candidate’s own research to the researchers in the field and the broader academic community
  • some teaching is encouraged, though not required.



Appointments are normally made for one year. Postdoctoral fellows have an opportunity of renewal of the contract (no more than two times).

HSE University offers postdoctoral fellows a competitive salary, the standard medical insurance plan, a working space equipped with a computer and free Internet access at the University.

The School offers access to its databases and analytical software, as well as to the сomputing cluster based on high-performance computers.

The Centre for Cognition and Decision Making, Memory and Motor Control Group offers access to its facilities (TMS, tDCS, tACS, EEG, eye-tracking and any fundamental related software, see the link).


Application Process

Applications must be submitted online. Please provide a CV, a statement of research interest and a recent research paper submitted via an online application form. At least two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the International Faculty Recruitment Office at fellowship@hse.ru before the application deadline. Please note that direct applications to the hiring department may not be reviewed.

Read more about the application process here.


The deadline for the applications is February 9, 2020.

Apply Now

For more information:

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the International Faculty Recruitment Office at fellowship@hse.ru


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