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Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurodynamics

The Neurodynamics Group

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

HSE University

Moscow, Russia


The Neurodynamics Group in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of sensorimotor and 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 neuroscience, physiology, medicine, psychology, physics, computer science or applied mathematics 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 EEG, MEG or TMS research. Knowledge of Matlab or Python for data analysis is required. Proficiency in spoken and written English is necessary, ability to work in team and conduct research in collaboration with other members of the Group and colleagues of Institue of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • 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 Prof. Vadim Nikulin;
  • participants are encouraged to pursue their own research while working on the Group of Neurodynamics research projects such as:
    • Neuronal oscillations in cognition, perception and motor control
    • Criticality in neuronal networks
    • Resting state and pre-stimulus neuronal activity as factors defining task performance
    • Functional connectivity in complex networks
    • EEG/TMS research in Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Schizophrenia, Depression
    • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Cortical excitability and motor mapping. TMS-EEG
    • Adaptive brain stimulation
    • Brain-Computer Interface      
  • writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with the members of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience;
  • participation in the events of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and other contribution to the Neurodynamics group development;
  • public presentations of candidate’s own research to the 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.

Equipment: multi-channel EEG, navigated TMS-EEG, behavioral, eye-tracking equipment, MEG, fMRI facilities.


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.

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


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