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Postdoctoral Fellow in Social cognition and decision making

HSE University

International Laboratory for Social Neuroscience (LSN)

Moscow, Russia


International Laboratory for Social Neuroscience (LSN) in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of Social cognition and decision making.


The general requirements for the postdoctoral fellowship positions are the following:
●      Candidates must hold a recent PhD in the field of Neuroscience or Psychology 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 Neuroscience or Psychology or other related fields, ability and motivation to work in team/ conduct experimental research in social neurobiology, neuroscience of communication, and/or neuroeconomics
●      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. Iiro P. Jääskeläinen, the Academic Supervisor, and Prof. Vasily Klucharev, the Head of LSN;
●      participants are encouraged to pursue their own research along with working on LSN’s research projects such as:
o  Neural processing of narratives and their influence on decision making
o  Neurobiology of social influence
o  Neurobiology of cognitive dissonance
o  Neurobiology of prosocial behavior
o  Neurobiology of risk taking
●      writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with the members of the LSN and Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN);
●      participation in the events of the LSN and ICN and other contribution to the Lab’s development;
●      public presentations of candidate’s own research to the academic community;
●      some teaching is encouraged, though not required.




Appointments are made for one year. Postdoctoral fellows have high opportunity of renewal of the contract (no more than two times) in case of outstanding performance.

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 LSN and ICN offers access to its brain imaging facilities which include, fMRI, multichannel EEG and MEG, TMS, tDCS, fNIRS, VR, and other neuroimaging technologies.


Application Process

Applications must be submitted online. Please provide a CV, a statement of research interest and a recent research paper submitted via the 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 LSN may not be reviewed.

Read more about the application process here.


The deadline for the applications is January 31, 2022.


Apply now


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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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