For prospective graduate students

For the 2022-2023 application cycle, the Gershman lab seeks students interested in working on one of the following topics:
1. Cognitive foundations of collaboration.
2. Algorithmic science.
3. Theory-based reinforcement learning.
4. Learning in unicellular organisms.

Applicants should apply through either the Department of Psychology or the Program in Neuroscience.

Postdoctoral positions open

1. The Uchida and Gershman labs are seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to work on theory-driven experiments with rodents. The research focus is on reinforcement learning and decision making, broadly construed. Ideal candidates will have experience with electrophysiology or calcium imaging, as well as experience with computational modeling. The start date is some time in Fall 2022, but this is flexible. If you are interested, please contact Nao Uchida ( and Sam Gershman (

2. The Gershman lab is seeking 1-2 postdoctoral fellows working on human reinforcement learning, using both computational and experimental (behavioral/neuroimaging) techniques. The target start date is Summer 2023, but this is flexible. If you are interested, please contact Sam Gershman (

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