Postdoctoral Position in Decision Neuroscience

Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Ireland

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. The successful candidate will work with Associate Professor Redmond O’Connell (Trinity College Dublin) and, in collaboration with Associate Professor Simon Kelly (University College Dublin), pursue an exciting research program examining the neural principles and processes underpinning normal and abnormal decision making.  This work comprises both basic and translational research and employs a range of psychophysiological techniques including EEG, fMRI, autonomic system measurement, transcranial stimulation and computational modelling. A key focus of our current work is to leverage newly identified human brain signatures of decision formation to guide the development of computational models that can account for the actual implementation of decisions in the brain as well as their outcome (i.e. behaviour).

The O’Connell and Kelly labs comprise numerous undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers, providing a rich environment for exchanging ideas and learning new skills. The O’Connell laboratory is based at the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience which hosts state-of-the-art facilities including 3T magnetic resonance imaging and dedicated EEG, TMS and psychophysics suites.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience or a related field and have experience and strong interest in cognitive neuroscience. The candidate must also have strong analytic skills and proficiency in programming (particularly Matlab and/or Python) will be an essential prerequisite. The candidate must also have published research in the field of perception/cognition using psychophysics, EEG and/or computational modeling.

The position is available from September 1st 2018 and for a duration of 2.5 years with the possibility of extension (salary  €37,750 – €42,394 per annum). Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; the first review of applications will be in mid-July 2018.

Applications should be sent electronically and include a CV (incl. full publication list), a statement of interest, and the names and email addresses of two referees. Please send these materials to reoconne@tcd.ie.


We are always happy to hear from people interested in postgraduate or postdoctoral research. Inquiries to Dr Redmond O’Connell at reoconne@tcd.ie.