Post-doctoral fellowship advertisement

The Intergroup Neuroscience Lab at Harvard University (PI: Mina Cikara) seeks a post-doctoral fellow to study the psychological and neural foundations of conflict in intergroup contexts. The laboratory is housed in the psychology department and provides access to an excellent research-training environment. More information about the laboratory is available on our website:

Strong applicants will have:
Experience in designing, analyzing, and interpreting fMRI brain imaging data.
Topical expertise in formalizing and implementing computational approaches to decision-making.
Demonstrated ability to complete projects as evidenced by first-author publications.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills (Matlab, Python, R, SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms).

This position is fully funded for two years at NRSA salary levels, with the possibility of extension for a third year, and also includes dedicated funds for functional neuroimaging and other research expenses. Candidates of any background are encouraged to apply, but those with a background in social and cognitive neuroscience may be especially suited for this position. 

To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter, and a list of three references to Mina Cikara by email: The cover letter should include a summary of the candidate’s research interests to date and a statement of future research interests.

The target start date is between August 1, 2016 and January 1, 2016.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled, and we will make arrangements for short-listed candidates to visit the laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.