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Department: Princeton Neuroscience Inst - 349
Position Summary: The Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University has Four full-time Research Specialist positions available immediately. Each position is for a one year appointment with the possibility of renewal.
These positions are part of a multi-year research project using fMRI and EEG to study the mechanisms of cognitive control in humans performing high level cognitive tasks. The project is being lead by a team of Princeton faculty, including Jonathan Cohen, Matthew Botvinick, Yael Niv, and Kenneth Norman. Specific topics of interest include self-control over impulsive behavior, hierarchical reinforcement learning of goals and subgoals, prospective memory and planning, decision making under uncertainty and ambiguity, and the explore/exploit tradeoff. The work will draw heavily on formal theoretical modeling, including optimality analysis and neural network simulation, as well as empirical studies. In addition, new brain imaging methods will be developed to measure internal control representations, employing model-based multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA), whole-brain correlational data, and real-time fMRI feedback using online MVPA.
B.S./B.A. in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science or related field. Familiarity with computer programming, statistics, and neuroimaging are highly desirable. Candidates must be able to pass a standard MR safety screening in order to work in the MR environment.
Job Function: Technical Support
Grade: RSP 010
Standard Hours: 36.25
Eligible for Overtime: Yes
Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
4 Year Degree
At least 1 year(s)
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