Postdoc. Position – Real-time fMRI / Pharmacological Enhancement of Emotion Regulation


The Neurotherapy & Social Cognition / Affective Neuroscience Lab (neuSCAN Lab) is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral researchers.


Our Lab (Heads: Keith Kendrick Benjamin Becker) is based at the University of Electronic Science and Technology (UESTC) in Chengdu China. With agreement Professors from Ulm University (Germany) and the University of Cambridge (UK) and a team including members from China, UK, Germany and Italy our lab is a truly international lab. 


Our mission Our overall research vision is to establish which altered neural circuits are primarily responsible for producing symptoms in key psychiatric disorders such as addition, anxiety, depression, and autism and to develop innovative therapeutic approaches - including novel pharmacological approaches as well as computer-based and real-time fMRI/fNIRS based neurofeedback training. The strategy we are using to achieve this combines behavioral, neuroimaging, pharmacological and genetic approaches in both healthy subjects as well as in psychiatric patients.


The position We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc to develop novel approaches for enhancing emotion regulation and cognitive control via pharmacological and real-time imaging informed neuromodulation approaches The projects will be conducted in collaboration with a team of international research groups, including groups from China, Europe as well as the United States. The precise project can be developed together with the successful applicant –thus providing the applicant with the opportunity to realize own research ideas. The lab offers an international platform, lab language is English. Applicants will receive support from our students and technical assistants for implementing the projects.


Applicants should have a PhD in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering or related fields. Applicants should have strong background in experimental research, neuroimaging (fMRI or fNIRS experience is essential) or computational modelling. The successful applicant will receive strong support with moving to Chengdu and will be integrated in our established Chinese and international research network. Applications for Chinese or international funding will receive strong support (including application for international postdoc scholarships, or the Chinese Young Thousand talent program, see e.g.


The position will be initially contracted for two years, salary will be negotiated with respect to previous experience. 



To apply: 

To apply send a curriculum vitae, statement describing research interests and relevant background, two letters of recommendation (alternatively two contacts willing to provide a recommendation), as well as relevant reprints/preprints of research articles as single pdf file to


 For informal inquiries & questions please contact me using the same mail contact. 



For more information on our lab visit: 


Our previous and current research can be found at: 


Benjamin Becker


Keith Kendrick