PhD positions in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology

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Amar Annamalai
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PhD positions in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology

The Faculty of Psychology, Higher School of Economics (HSE, Moscow) is pleased to announce a number of new post-doctoral and PhD posts at Cognitive Control, Communication and Perception Laboratory ( Research topics include: neural dynamics of language comprehension and production, cognitive control in communication, sensory-motor integration, embodied cognition, numeracy, interactions between domain-specific and domain-general cognitive systems, language acquisition, communication deficits (e.g. aphasia), etc.
The laboratory is a structural part of the HSE’s Centre for Cognition & Decision Making ( with ample collaboration opportunities within the Centre as well as with other research groups at HSE, within Russia, and internationally. Research facilities include multi-channel EEG, navigated TMS-EEG, behavioural, and eye-tracking equipment. The Center also provides access to MEG, fMRI and a range of neurological populations. This new international lab operates in tight collaboration with the Centre of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience at Aarhus University (Denmark), Psychology Department at Northumbria University Newcastle (UK), and other international research centres. The post holders will have an advantage of being able to further define and expand the laboratory’s research programme.
The HSE is a young, dynamic and fast-growing research-intensive university providing unique research opportunities (, The Faculty of Psychology is committed to developing various areas of modern experimental psychology and, most crucially, Cognitive Neuroscience. Working conditions:
- Access to multimodal neuroimaging facilities (brain-navigated TMS, multi-channel EGG, MEG, eye-tracking, etc.
- Internationally competitive salary, 13% flat income tax rate and other benefits
- Generous travel support and research grants provided by the University’s Centre for Advanced Studies (
- Low teaching load, minimal administrative service required
- Heavy emphasis on high quality research
For post-doc posts:
- Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, language sciences or related fields
- Fluent English (knowledge of Russian is not required)
- Demonstrated ability and high motivation to conduct high-quality research publishable in quality international peer-reviewed journals
For PhD students:
- Master or similar degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, language sciences or related fields
- Fluent English (knowledge of Russian is not required)
- High motivation to conduct high-quality interdisciplinary research in international settings
Staff appointments are made for an initial 2.5-year period. Upon successful completion of an interim review, contracts are normally extended for another three years, ultimately leading up to tenure review. PhD posts are funded for a fixed term of 3 years. Please provide your CV, a minimum of 2 recommendation letters, a statement of research interest, and a copy of a recently published research paper. All materials should be addressed to and be submitted as soon as possible. Note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the selection process outcome.
If you have any further questions, please contact Dr Victoria Moiseeva at