Postdoctoral position available at the University of Geneva

We are seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position within the Consumer Decision and Sustainable Behavior Lab ( at the Department of Psychology, University of Geneva (Director: Prof. Tobias Brosch). The successful candidate will develop and conduct research investigating the neural mechanisms involved in sustainable decision-making. The position is embedded in a large-scale research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Content: The research project aims at developing a comprehensive model of the cognitive (values, beliefs, heuristics, cognitive biases) and affective (emotions, affective biases) determinants of energy-related decision-making. The main goal of the project is to develop theory-based interventions to promote energy efficiency and conservation behavior in multiple decision domains such as frequently repeating decisions, purchase decisions, and political voting behavior. The successful candidate will take on an essential part in the project, focusing on elucidating the neural mechanisms underlying these decision processes, as well as testing the potential of intervention strategies by means of neuroimaging methods (mainly fMRI).
Requirements: Applicants should have completed a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline (i.e. neuroscience, neuroeconomics, psychology) and should have a promising publication record, very good methodological and statistical skills concerning the acquisition and analysis of fMRI data, as well as a strong interest in decision-making and environmental topics. Furthermore, applicants should have a strong dedication to a scientific career, excellent oral and written skills in English, and some knowledge of French (or the willingness to learn French quickly).
Benefits: The successful candidate will profit from the rich interdisciplinary environment of the National Center of Competence in Research in Affective Sciences ( and the Competence Center for Research in Energy, Society and Transition ( Annual salary levels will start at about CHF 81’000 (before taxes and social charges). Additional resources to fund conference travel are available. Geneva is located between the Alps, the Jura, and Lake Geneva, and is noted for its international character and high quality of life.
Applications: Interested applicants are asked to send a letter of motivation, a brief outline of a research project they would like to pursue in the lab, their CV and publication list, and two letters of recommendation to Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Please don’t hesitate to contact for further inquiries.