Cognitive and social neuroscience applied to business and marketing

1 Research Collaborator position
(Deadline June 28th, 2019 12:00 )
Fields

social cognition, cognitive economics, communication, emotional engagement, neuroimaging, electrophysiology

Activity
The candidate will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to develop original approaches with methodologies of experimental psychology, cognitive and social neuroscience applied to the conjoint research projects designed and conducted within the Innovation Center Lab-Neuroscience activities.
Typical tasks will include measuring participants’ or branch managers' behavior and conducting behavioral, survey and psychophysiological data collection and analyses, contributing to the design of behavioral-change interventions, communicating with stakeholders inside and outside of the business in a dual-research and consulting role, literature searches, and writing scientific papers and reviews.
The research projects will engage the use of psychophysical and brain imaging methodologies (e.g., eye-tracking, EEG/ERP or fMRI), data acquisition and analysis, and other approaches for investigating the factors influencing how each employee performs in the organization, or how consumer responds when presented with products and/or related stimuli. In particular, the comprehension of how information on a specific product/item is conveyed through different sensory modalities or media channels, and influences decision-making processes, represents a current challenge for neuroscientific research. Original approaches in neuroimaging studies applied to social sciences, behavior, decision-making processes should, not simply, characterize the individual (social and personological) profile, behavioral and brain functional processes, but mainly look for potential predictive (bio)markers of individual choices or social outcome.
Profile

IMT Lucca invites applications for a Research Collaborator with a research background in social and cognitive neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics or management. The candidate should preferentially, but not necessarily, have a multidisciplinary expertise to describe the behavioral and neural correlates underlying the behavioral and neural correlates of social cognition applied to the conjoint research projects designed and conducted within the Innovation Center Lab-Neuroscience activities.

Formal requirements
  • •MS degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Behavioural Economics or Management (acquired in the last 60 months);
  • An excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English is required.
Specific requirements
  • PhD in Neuroscience, Psychology, Behavioural Economics or Management (acquired in the last 36 months) would be preferential to carry out the activities, as well as research experience in the field of psychology, cognitive neuroscience, electrophysiology or neuroeconomy;
  • Research experience, publication score and knowledge of different methods of data acquisition/analysis will be considered a plus;
  • The candidate must have a professional background to work in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary team while possessing the independence to fulfill the responsibilities of a senior consultant;
  • The candidate should possess the scientific experience and confidence to apply a translational approach of applied neuroscience research to a commercial context.
Gross amount

€ 24.400/year

Duration

1 year, renewable 

Job Research Unit: 
MOMILAB
Job Contract Type: 
Assegno di ricerca
Calendar latest update

 The interviews will be held on July 18, 2019 from 9:30 in the IMT Meeting Room located in Piazza San Ponziano 6, Lucca.

Application

Apply ONLINE only.
Before starting prepare the application attachments and information as listed below.

Info

  • Personal info and contact info (compulsory)
  • Number of your Identity Document (Passport or Identity Card) (compulsory)
  • University degree and ongoing PhD (compulsory)

Attachments

  • Your CV in English (compulsory)