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PostDoc position at UCL

Join an exciting fMRI project at UCL and be part of the vibrant MPC and FIL research community! If you have a background in fMRI and/or decision making, please consider applying for this position. All details can be found here: If you are interested, please feel free to reach out to Tobias

FENS EJN Young Investigator Prize

Tobias Hauser has won the 2024 FENS EJN Young Investigator Prize, together with Sara Bizzotto. He will present receive the Prize and present his work at the 2024 FENS Forum in Vienna. Hoping to see you all there! More info on the prize:

Postdoctoral Openings

We have several postdoctoral openings in Tubingen for neuroimaging as well as for clinical studies. If you are interested in these opportunities, please reach out to Tobias directly. These positions provide the unique chance to help form the research direction of the Tubingen site. All information about the positions can be found here:

Brain Stories Podcast

Tobias appeared on the Brain Stories Podcast and talked to Steve Fleming and Caswell Barry about common misconceptions around OCD, what the “computational” means in computational psychiatry, and the reasons why teenagers might hold the key to understanding the origins of mental health problems. Listen here: SoundCloud | Transistor (Apple, Spotify, Google etc.) Brain Stories is a podcast from the UCL Neuroscience Domain, highlighting the wide range of cutting-edge research going on within the Neuroscience Domain as well as bringing you the people behind the research to share their journey of how they ended up here.

Professorship in Tübingen

I am thrilled to announce that I am joining the University of Tübingen to take up a full professorship in Computational Psychiatry! I am taking up a position at the Dept. of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and will be associated with the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. I am looking forward to collaborating with my fantastic new colleagues across psychiatry, neuroimaging, development, and artificial intelligence. Importantly, I have several great positions to fill here in Tübingen – from student research assistants to postdoctoral fellows (computational modelling, clinical, neuroimaging). Please find more information and the job adverts here: If you are interested in working with me in Tübingen, please reach out! For now, I will keep my group at UCL and continue my projects there. This means I don’t have to say goodbye to the great UCL – just yet.

In the News

Our study, led by Johanna Habicht on optimism bias in childhood has been covered in the widely read German science magazine Bild der Wissenschaft. You can read the article here:

Tobias awarded Philip Leverhulme Prize

It’s our pleasure to announce that Tobias has been awarded a prestigious 2021 Philip Leverhulme Prize in Psychology in recognition of his fascinating work in decision making. He is planning to use this award to undertake novel research to understand spontaneous brain fluctuations and their impact on decision making. Read more here.

Flux workshop on computational modelling (17/09/2021)

In collaboaration with the Harley Lab we are giving a workshop on computational modelling in development. The workshop provides an introduction and overview about what computational modelling is, how it can help developmental cognitive neuroscience research, and what are the good practices. It is targeted at researchers with little prior experience in computational modelling, using many examples and hands-on tutorials to provide an intuitive understanding of computational modelling. More information on: If this sounds interesting and you’d like to understand computational modelling better, sign-up via the general FLUX virtual conference registration:

Tobias named a FENS-Kavli Scholar for 2021

It is our great pleasure to announce that Tobias has been named a FENS-Kavli Scholar for 2021. He will be joining a network of 30 Early- and Mid-career neuroscientists from 13 different countries to work together and shape the future of Neuroscience in Europe through scientific exchange, advocacy and outreach.