Research Position Open (Assistant or Associate Professor level) at the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Institute of Psychology (IP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) warmly invites applications for a full-time faculty position at Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful applicants would be expected to focus on the computational methods of functional brain imaging, spontaneous brain activity modulation, and their clinical applications in brain disorders (particularly for affective disorders).

Candidates will have the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary setting and interact with a group of functional brain imaging researchers at the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Center (MRIRC), IPCAS. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Center (MRIRC) at the IPCAS has the state of the art 3T GE 750 MRI and brain stimulation equipment. The functional brain imaging research group at the MRIRC has particular strength in resting-state fMRI methodology as well as close collaborative resources with psychiatrists. The research group has a wonderful interdisciplinary work environment that greatly encourages collaborations among experts in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, neuroimaging, psychiatry, etc.

The IPCAS was established in 1951 in Beijing, and located in a nice area which next to the Olympic Park. Its predecessor was the Institute of Psychology, Academia Sinica, which was founded in 1929. The institute strives to understand the human mind by exploring both the biological and environmental factors underlying the mind and behavior. It also aims to become a world-renowned research center that promotes scientific innovation and socioeconomic development.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, neuroimaging, machine learning, neuropsychiatric disorders, psychology or related fields, with an excellent record of research productivity. The deadline for initial evaluation of applications is January 5, 2016 but applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, statement of research interest, as well as the names and emails of two references to Dr. Chao-Gan Yan (