We are looking for applicants for a two-year (potentially three-year) postdoctoral position at Ghent University to work with us on the ERC project CoCoFlex, investigating the contextual modulation and selective reinforcement of cognitive flexibility. Candidates should have a PhD and, ideally, have a background in research on cognitive flexibility, cognitive control, reinforcement learning, or decision making. We are mostly interested in studying behaviour, in combination with computational modeling or fMRI. However, depending on the interests and strengths of the candidate, other methods can be considered as well. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in, or experience with, multivariate pattern analysis (e.g., decoding, RSA) and/or computational modeling (e.g., decision making, RL). The starting date is flexible, but not earlier than October 1st, 2021. Applications from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged. Applications will be considered until June 28th, 2021.
The position will be at the Department of Experimental Psychology at Ghent University, which hosts several research groups on cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, creating a dynamic research environment including regular internal talk series as well as presentations by invited speakers. The main supervisor for this project will be Senne Braem, but broader collaborations are also possible and encouraged. Also within the team, you will be collaborating with three PhD students who already started working on the project, and, more generally, interacting with several lab members working on related projects. We have access to a research-dedicated 3-tesla MR scanner (Siemens Prisma), an HPC cluster, multiple EEG systems, TMS, and eye-tracking devices. The working language is English, as over half of the department members are international (but also outside the university, you can get around speaking English). Ghent itself is a vibrant and creative city.
To apply, please send a CV (including two email addresses of academic referees) and a motivation letter (max. 2 pages) to Senne Braem, or let us know if you want any further information about the project or details about the position.