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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Psychological & Brain Sciences - 44778 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the department of Psychological & Brain Sciences on the Danforth Campus.

Essential Functions


The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work on research projects investigating the neural and psychological mechanisms of cognitive control, decision making, and learning. This will involve a combination of behavioral experiments, functional neuroimaging, and computational modeling.


  1. Develop and run experiments, and analyze their data
  2. Write manuscript reporting on the results of the analyses described in #1.
  3. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or about to be awarded one) in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field, with a background that might include, but is not limited to cognitive control, decision making or learning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive experience with neuroimaging analysis and computation modeling (reinforcement learning, connectionism, Bayesian modeling) is preferred.
  • Good programming and analysis skills. Ability to work as part of a team. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Psychological & Brain Sciences - 44778

Job ID: 44778

Location: Danforth - Main Campus

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular