Postdoc Position in Social and Decision Neuroscience at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Neuroeconomics Lab at Temple University (PI: David Smith; Home - Neuroeconomics LaboratoryNeuroeconomics Laboratory | Principal Investigator: David V. Smith, Ph.D.) invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Associate (start date negotiable). The postdoc will contribute to NIH-funded research that uses fMRI to examine age-related differences in social and economic decision making. The postdoc will also be encouraged and supported to develop independent lines of work and seek extramural funding via NIH and/or NSF or similar.

Desired Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, economics, or a related discipline and have a strong publication record that includes neuroimaging studies. Candidates with prior experience using advanced fMRI analysis methods (e.g., dynamic causal modeling, MVPA, representational similarity analysis) and data sharing (e.g., BIDS and OpenNeuro) are particularly attractive. Strong technical skills are preferred, including competence in Linux environments and familiarity with programs such as PsychoPy, Matlab, R, Python, SPM, and FSL is especially valued but would otherwise be learned on the job.

Information about the Training Environment
Temple University is a state-related Carnegie I Research University (highest research activity) located in the vibrant and diverse city of Philadelphia. Temple University is committed to a diverse educational community and has attracted some of the most diverse, driven and motivated minds from across the nation and around the world through innovative approaches to admissions and affordability, rigorous academic programs, a bond with the city of Philadelphia, and groundbreaking work in science, research and technology. Temple University is a doctoral granting public institution that enrolls nearly 40,000 students, among which approximately 6% are international students and 33% identify as racial/ethnic minorities.

The Neureconomics Lab is housed in the Department of Psychology at Temple University, which includes a new state-of-the-art imaging center with a 3T Siemens Prisma scanner dedicated to research (Temple University Brain Research & Imaging Center | Temple University College of Liberal Arts). In addition to having access to the scanner, the postdoc will also have access to EEG/ERP, tACS, tDCS, eye-tracking (many of which can be measured both in and out of the MRI scanner), as well as several other cutting-edge techniques. Beyond these technical resources, the Department of Psychology offers a wide range of training opportunities, seminars, and interdisciplinary collaborations.

How to Apply
Applicants should email Dr. Smith ( the following materials: a) cover letter describing research experience and interests; b) CV (including any papers under review or “in prep”); and c) contact information for 2-3 references.

The position is available immediately, but the start date can be flexible. We will begin reviewing applications immediately, and continue reviewing them on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes health benefits.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and persons of color, members of under-represented groups, persons with disabilities, and veterans. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.