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OPEN post-doc searches

The Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab (www.rnl.caltech.edu) at Caltech is searching for two post-docs to study the neurocomputational basis of simple choice using computational modeling, eye-tracking and fMRI in human subjects.

Beyond the design and execution of outstanding science, a key goal of the position is to provide mentoring and training to facilitate the transition into faculty positions. Over the last decade, the lab training record includes fifteen alumni who have secured faculty jobs.

The positions require a commitment of two-years, and can be renewed contingent on performance and funding.

Qualifications. Requirements include a PhD in Neuroscience or related fields, previous experience designing and executing behavioral experiments with human subjects or animals, and a sufficiently strong programming and quantitative background. Previous experience with fMRI and eye-tracking is ideal, but not essential.

How to apply. Applicants should email Antonio Rangel (arangel@caltech.edu) their CV, up to three publication samples, names and contact information of three references, and a letter addressing the following questions:
  1. What is your ideal start date?
  2. What are your career plans?
  3. What is your experience with computational modeling, programming and statistics?
  4. Do you have any experience with behavioral experiments, eye-tracking, fMRI, EEG, neurophysiology or TMS that is not reflected in the publication samples?
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Information about the status of the search is available at here.

OPEN research technician search

The Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab (www.rnl.caltech.edu) at Caltech is searching is searching for a full-time Research Technician to assist with our work on the neurocomputational basis of simple choice using computational modeling, eye-tracking and fMRI in human subjects.

The position will provide extensive experience on the various methodologies that inform neuroeconomics, and is ideal for candidates interested in pursuing graduate study in neuroscience, psychology, marketing, data science, or related fields.

Duties include (1) programming experiments, (2) collecting behavioral and fMRI data, (3) dataset maintenance and sharing, (4) data analysis, and (5) general lab computing support.

The position requires a commitment of two-years, and can be renewed contingent on performance and funding.

Qualifications. Requirements include a B.A., B.S. or equivalent, a strong academic record, and a sufficiently strong programming background. Previous experience with behavioral experiments with human subjects or animals is ideal, but not essential. Due to visa constraints, applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

How to apply. Applicants should email Antonio Rangel (arangel@caltech.edu) their CV, a copy of their undergraduate transcripts, names and contact information of three references, and a letter addressing the following questions:
  1. What is your ideal start date?
  2. What are your career plans?
  3. What is your experience with programming, statistics and machine-learning?
  4. • What is your research experience?
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Information about the status of the search is available at here.

Prospective graduate students

The lab is looking for new PhD students to join the team.

If you are interested in working with us, you should apply to either the Social and Decision Neuroscience or the Computational and Neural Systems PhD programs.

Note that students are admitted to the program, not to specific research groups, and that they join a lab only after doing three different lab rotations during their first year.