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Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Habit Formation (closing date January 15th, 2021)

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on a new project focused on a recently funded ERC project entitled “Making and Breaking a Habit”. This project includes several complementary work packages aimed at uncovering how habits develop, how they interact with goal-directed control capacity, how they relate to variation in mental health, how we can boost habit formation by-design and extinguish habits more effectively using personalised interventions. To answer these questions, several methodologies will be used, including gamified habit training via smartphone (www.neureka.ie) and in-lab electrophysiology (EEG). The post will be funded for 3 years in the first instance, but can be extended. The start date for this position is October 2021, but negotiable +/- a couple of months. More information and how to apply here.

Research Fellow in Computational Psychiatry (closing date January 15th, 2021)

We are also seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on a new project focused on a recently funded SFI Frontiers for the Future project entitled “Rich, Repeated and Robust: A Smartphone-Based Approach to Computational Psychiatry”. This project aims to leverage recent advances in Internet-based approaches to cognitive neuroscience research to move beyond small-scale, cross-sectional, snapshot-designs towards a dynamic longitudinal framework that can capture how mental health symptoms evolve over time. This, we believe, is crucial for developing causal models of mental health conditions, making accurate predictions about the future and developing evidence-based interventions. The postdoc position is specifically focused on improving our understanding of the temporal dynamics of compulsivity and associated mental health phenomena (urges, stress, anxiety, obsessionality). It will involve several methodologies, including repeated gamified smartphone-based assessments of cognitive performance (www.neureka.ie) and concurrent experience sampling of compulsivity. The post will be funded for 3 years with a start date negotiable between March-December 2021. More information and how to apply here.

PhD Students – there are no open positions currently, but check here for opportunities coming up: https://gillanlab.com/phd-studentship/