Applied cognitive neuroscience in organizational settings

1 Research Project Grant position
(Deadline October 26th, 2022 13:00 )
The IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca invites applications for a research collaborator (as Research Project Grant Holder) with a background in applied cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience. The candidate should preferentially have a cross-disciplinary expertise to describe the behavioral, neural and physiological correlates underlying perceptual processes, consumers' decision making, and to collect and elaborate data for sponsored projects by the Neuroscience Laboratory of Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center. The candidate should be able to address usability and human computer interaction research areas at the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center - Neuroscience lab. This role is primarily for someone with a passion and interest for User Experience (UX) design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and broadly cognitive ergonomics.
The candidate will be based in a multidisciplinary team and will support activities related to identify the brain and physiological triggers and users' behavior, and how to use them to make better informed decisions. Typical tasks include:
·       strengthening research in consumer's decision making;
·       identifying and measuring the information that needs to be processed by the users;
·       collecting and analyzing data, including remotely, to assess the cognitive load, eye gaze, facial expression and stress, e.g., EEG, GSR, HRV, pupil size;
·       creating reports and scientific papers based on UX design, research and usability testing from data generated at the intersection of neuroscience and applied cognitive psychology;
·       collaborating with an interdisciplinary team at the forefront of innovation to generate high quality projects and white papers;
·       being confident to work remotely;
·       as a specialist in cognitive neuroscience in UX/HCI and market research projects, being up to date with the technical development in this field.
Formal requirements

- MSc degree in Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, engineering or similar fields;
- An excellent command of written and spoken English.

Specific requirements

- MSc in Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience or similar fields will be considered a plus;
- Applied research experience in the field of neuroscience, UX/HCI and cognitive ergonomics;
- Experience in collecting and elaborating peripheral data (e.g., eyetracker, EEG, GSR, HRV); 

- A suitable background for carrying out research activity independently; the candidate must have a professional background to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary team, while possessing the independence to fulfill the responsibilities of a senior.

12 months, renewable 
Gross amount
€ 16.243,00
  • “Tutela for Disability” codice P0221, CUP: D69J21016790007
  • “ATM Evolution” codice P0226, CUP: D69J21019140007
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Borsa a progetto - Project fellowship


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  • PhD (compulsory only if stated in the full call).


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  • Your CV (compulsory).