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The Cognitive Control, Communication and Perception Group (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience)

The Higher School of Economics Laboratory for Centre for Cognition & Decision Making in Moscow, Russia invites applications for postdoctoral research positions at The Cognitive Control, Communication and Perception Group

The job involves:

  • working under the direct supervision of Prof. Yury Shtyrov or Prof. Andriy Myachykov.
  • participants are encouraged to pursue their own research in parallel with working on the Group's research projects, e.g.:

o  neural dynamics of language comprehension and production

o  automaticity and top-down control in communication

o  sensory-motor integration in cognitive functions

o  embodied cognition

o  neurocognitive bases of numeracy

o  interactions between domain-specific and domain-general cognitive systems

o  neurobiological mechanisms of language acquisition

o  studies of communication deficits (e.g. aphasia)  etc.

  • writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with the members of the Centre for Cognition & Decision Making
  • 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.


The Centre particularly encourage publishing results in international peer-reviewed journals, as well as teaching and other forms of scientific contribution to the Group and the Centre’s development. At the end of the contract there is a possibility to apply for a tenure-track position at HSE.


The Group offers access to multimodal neuroimaging facilities (brain-navigated TMS, multi-channel EGG, MEG, eye-tracking, etc.).



  • a PhD in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, language sciences or related fields
  • a strong background TMS and/or fMRI and/or MEG/and/or multi-channel EEG/MEG/ recordings and data analysis
  • demonstrated ability and high motivation to conduct high-quality research publishable in quality international peer-reviewed journals
  • ability to work in a team,
  • fluent English
  • relevant experience is an asset although not required


General conditions for Post-Doctoral Research positions can be found here. Appointments will be normally made for one year.


A CV and research statement should be submitted via online application form and two letters of recommendation should be submitted by the referees directly to fellowship@hse.ru by  February 15, 2019. Please note that direct applications to the hiring Centre for Cognition & Decision Making may not be reviewed.


About HSE

HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university providing unique research opportunities.

For more information about HSE, please visit: Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience or contact Yury Shtyrov or Andriy Myachykov yshtyrov@hse.ruamyachykov@hse.ru directly.

Apply now


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