13 Nov 2023Job Information
Masaryk University - Faculty of Arts
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Recognised Researcher (R2)
13 Dec 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Prague)
Type of Contract
Hours Per Week
Offer Starting Date
1 Jan 2024
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Not funded by an EU programme
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Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position
Researcher in social cognition and decision-making in the Computing Religious Devotion project
Department : Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion, Department for the Study of Religions, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University Position : Researcher Work time : 1,0 Number of open positions : 1 Expected start : 1 January 2024 (negotiable) Deadline for applications : 13 December 2023 23:59 (CET – Prague)
We are seeking postdoctoral candidates with background in social psychology, cognitive science, or neuroscience to join a highly interdisciplinary project on the computational model of religious decision-making. The Computing Religious Devotion project (CREDO) is funded by a Junior Star grant from the Czech National Foundation and is based at the Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion (LEVYNA) at Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic). This project aims to understand how religious devotion influences cognitive computations during decision-making.
The successful candidate will lead the development and testing of the computational model of religious decision-making in cooperation with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Martin Lang and another postdoctoral researcher with strong formal modelling skills. Specifically, the successful candidate will empirically develop the model by determining how religious belief affects the strength of religious priors during normative decision-making in various laboratory and field studies. They will work in a fully equipped lab (EEG, fNIRS, BIOPAC) with access to fMRI and at a field site in Mauritius. The candidate will be given significant responsibility and autonomy while also benefiting from the mentorship of the PI, playing a crucial role in forming the CREDO project as well as future research areas for the whole lab.
PhD or equivalent
Other qualifications we look for (but are not necessary):
Psychological sciences » PsychologyPsychological sciences » Behavioural sciencesPsychological sciences » Cognitive science
Training and Development
The following documents are required as a part of your application :
HOW TO APPLY
Please send your application via the electronic application link by 13. 12. 2023 (please use the link in the Electronic Application section below) and please attach all required documents.
Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation of acceptance to your e-mail address. After the e-application deadline, you will receive information about the next steps.
If you are unsure, please contact the FF MU Personnel Office: Mgr. Eva Brázdová Urbanová, e-mail: [email protected]
Suitable candidates will be invited to a personal interview, which may also take the form of a videoconference.
Selection procedures rules at the Faculty of Arts of MU can be found on our careers page here.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY, THE FACULTY AND THE DEPARTMENT
Masaryk University is the second largest university in the Czech Republic, with 10 faculties and a number of other specialized units, more than 6,000 employees and 32,000 students. We are a university with a wide range of research areas in the humanities and natural sciences and a strong international position. Our mission is to provide education and research of the highest quality.
The Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University is one of the four founding faculties of Masaryk University and since its foundation in 1919 it has been not only an important centre of humanities and social science education, science, research and development, but also an institution that actively participates in shaping the cultural life of the city and the region.
Traditionally, it has been profiled as a research-oriented faculty generating approximately one fifth of MU's research volume. The faculty has more than 600 employees and by the student population of over 6,000 is the largest faculty at the university.
Since 2021, the faculty has been the proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission.
You can find out more information about the faculty on the website https: // www. phil.muni.cz/en/ or on Facebook https: // www. facebook.com/FacultyofArtsMasarykUniversity .
For information on HR work set according to European standards, visit the HR Award faculty website:
https: // www. phil.muni.cz/en/about-us/hrs4r-hr-award/ .
The Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion (LEVYNA) is an interdisciplinary, collaborative team of experimentalists tackling the evolution and functioning of human cognitive mechanisms facilitating religious cognition, behaviour, and institutions. We value open science, collegiality, and cooperation.
Martin Lang is the director of LEVYNA and the PI of the CREDO project. His work lies at the intersection between the humanities and the cognitive and behavioural sciences, combining laboratory experiments with field studies to investigate how the human mind creates cultural niches and functions in them. He recently received a Vice-Rector at Masaryk University award for mentoring and excellent dissertation. Website: https: // www. levyna.cz/en
Contact person at the workplace for any questions applicants may have about the position : Mgr. Martin Lang, Ph.D, [email protected]
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Masaryk University - Faculty of Arts
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Researcher In Social Cognition And Decision-Making In The Computing Religious Devotion Project
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