The Greene Lab in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University seeks a post-doctoral researcher to study the neural bases of high-level cognition using fMRI and computational modeling. This research will focus on compositionality and aspects of the “Language of Thought” hypothesis, aiming to understand how the brain constructs complex thoughts out of simpler semantic units. This project reflects a new research direction for the Greene lab and will afford the individual hired unusual flexibility in crafting a collaborative research program, both with members of the Greene Lab and with other labs at Harvard University. More information about this research is available on our website: http://www.joshua-greene.net/research/new-directions/
Strong applicants will have:
Experience with fMRI, especially multivariate methods.
Experience with computational models of cognition.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills (Matlab, Python, R, SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms).
Applicants with exceptionally strong technical skills (e.g. with backgrounds in computer science or applied math) and interests in high-level human cognition, but with limited experience with psychology/neuroscience, will also be considered.
This position is fully funded for one year with the expectation of a second year (pending adequate progress) and possible extension for a third year. Salary levels will be competitive (e.g. NRSA level or higher).
The target start date is July 1, 2017, but timing is flexible. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. We will arrange for short-listed candidates to visit the laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter, and a list of three references to Arunima Sarin (lab manager) by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter should include a summary of the candidate’s research to date and a statement of future research interests.
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.