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The Neuroeconomics 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 Neuroeconomics Group.


The job involves:

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

o  Neuroeconomics and social influence, including neuroscience of persuasion, cognitive dissonance, etc.

o  Neurobiology of cognitive dissonance, trust and risk-taking, temporal discounting, 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.


Our group actively cooperates with École des Neurosciences Paris Île de France. The Group offers access to its multi-channel EEG, navigated TMS-EEG, behavioral, eye-tracking equipment, MEG, fMRI facilities. 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.


Our representative publications:

  • Colosio M., Shestakova A., Nikulin V., Blagovechtchenski E., Klucharev V. Neural mechanisms of cognitive dissonance (revised): An EEG study //Journal of Neuroscience. 2017. Vol. 37. No. 20. P. 5074-5083
  • Huber R., Klucharev V., Joerg R. Neural correlates of informational cascades: brain mechanisms of social influence on belief updating // Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 2014
  • Klucharev V., Munneke M., Smidts A., Fernandez G. Downregulation of the posterior medial frontal cortex prevents social conformity // Journal of Neuroscience. 2011. Vol. 31. No. 33. P. 11934-11940.
  • Klucharev V., Hytonen K., Rijpkema M., Smidts A., Fernandez G. Reinforcement learning signal predicts social conformity // Neuron. 2009. Vol. 61. No. 1. P. 140-151.



  • a PhD from an international research university in such fields as: neuroscience, psychology, economics or applied mathematics
  • background in TMS and/or fMRI and/or MEG/and/or multi-channel EEG/MEG/ recordings and data analysis
  • 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

Higher School of Economics, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience 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 Anna Shestakova a.shestakova@hse.ru directly.

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