PhD studentship: attention, eye movements and visual perception (15/08/2016)
Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship with Dr. Sabine Born, affiliated to the Visual Cognition group of Prof. Dirk Kerzel, at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
The project will address questions related to visual attention and visual perception in the context of saccadic eye movements and visual masking. Methods include psychophysics, eye tracking and potentially EEG. Applicants must have Swiss or EU nationality.
Good English language skills and a strong background in experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or vision science is desirable. Further, a disposition to learn programming experiments with Matlab.
Starting date: 1st of November 2016. For further information and application (please send your CV and a letter of recommendation): email@example.com.
Open position - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER (18 July 2016)
The Medical Image Analysis Laboratory (MIAL) jointly with the Psychiatry Department from the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) are looking for a RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER for one year project “Thalamus abnormalities: towards biomarkers in early psychosis”, funded by the Interdisciplinary Research funds of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM).
· Research and development on image segmentation methods for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
· Research and development on diffusion MRI analysis.
· Applying rigorous group-wise analysis on large dataset and ensuring thorough problem tracking and resolution.
· PhD degree (from a University or Engineering School, or equivalent) or MSc with at least 3 years of research and development experiences; specialization in computer neuroscience.
· Strong background in image processing methods.
· Strong programming skills, good knowledge of C++, ITK, and neuroimaging software will be a plus.
· Experience of development under Matlab.
· Good writing skills in English.
· Rigorous work habits, a curious and critical mind, and a good sense of initiative.
· A high-level perseverance and a strong personal commitment are expected.
· a multidisciplinary project between cutting-edge brain imaging and advanced image processing, clinical context, and fundamental neurobiology;
· an extremely stimulating field of research within a highly specialized and qualified scientific environment;
· a work environment with state-of-the-art technologies.
If you recognize yourself in this profile and want to take up a new challenge, address your complete application (CV, list of publications and 2 references) before August 12th 2016 to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Meritxell.BachCuadra@unil.ch .
4 post-doc positions in cognitive neuroscience of time perception in Trieste (20 May 2016)
4 post-doc positions are available to work with Domenica Bueti on a European Research Council funded project (“How the Human Brain Masters Time – BiT”) at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste (Italy).
By using neurostimulation (TMS, tDCS), neuroimaging (fMRI at 7T, and EEG) techniques and the simultaneous combination of TMS and EEG, the project aims to understand the neural mechanisms and the cognitive architecture subserving human abilities to perceive, represent, and manipulate information about time.
The candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in neuroscience or a related field, should have expertise in either neurostimulation (TMS and/or tDCS) or neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and/or EGG), have competence in programming (Matlab) and interest in the research topic. The successful candidate is expected to work within the general framework of the project, but also to actively contribute with his/her own ideas.
The starting date for these positions is flexible. Initially for two years, the positions can be extended up to three years. Salary depends on experience and is based on SISSA regulations (~€22.000-30.000/annum, net).
To apply, please send to Domenica Bueti (email@example.com) in a single pdf file, a CV, the contact information of two referees, a brief statement describing your personal qualifications and future research interests.
Closing date for applications is the 31/07/2016
For more information see: http://phdcns.sissa.it
Post-Doctoral position in the Brain and Language Lab in Geneva (11/15)
Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral position in the Brain and Language Lab (www.brainandlanguagelab.org) at the University of Geneva. The position is for 2 years (or more), and will be at the new Biotech Campus (http://www.campusbiotech.ch/en/).
Candidates should have a degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Computational Neuroscience or a related field, and should have solid experience in brain imaging data analysis, computational modelling, pattern recognition, machine learning, statistics and programming. The projects will involve the use and development of computational morphometry and of computational modeling to study auditory cortex structure and function in healthy individuals, in experts and in individuals with dyslexia.
The salary is competitive, starting salary at ~ 69, 000 CHF/year (~ 81, 000 CHF/year as of August 2016) depending on experience.
The position is available immediately, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Informal inquiries can be addressed to Narly Golestani (Narly.Golestani@unige.ch). Applications including a CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and full contact details of three referees should be sent to: Narly.Golestani@unige.ch.
PhD position at the Cognitive and Affective Science laboratory (SCALab), UMR CNRS 9193 & Université de Lille, France (June 2016)
The aim of research project will be to explore how the brain computes agreement relation between words (for example, between a pronoun and a verb). At present, many studies have provided experimental evidence for the role of predictive mechanisms in real-time language processing (for review, Kutas, Delong, & Smith, 2011). According to the notion of predictive coding (Baldeweg, 2006; Friston, 2005; Friston & Kiebel, 2009), the project will examine the nature of representations and neurocognitive processes in agreement processing. To this end, we propose a series of studies in electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography.
The sucessfull candidate will work on a project related to the nature of representations and neurocognitive processes in agreement processing at the SCALab (http://www.scalab.cnrs.fr/index.php/fr/). From the second year of PhD contract, the candidate will make a long stay at the NYU’s Morphology Lab (New York University).
-Master's degree in Psychology or in Cognitive Science or in Cognitive Neuroscience
-Technical skills: EEG, MEG or other neuroimaging techniques
-A strong interest in neurocognition of language and speech
-Good knowledge of French and English
1,750 euro per month (gross salary) and support for the fees of international mobility
Applicants should send (1) a detailed CV, (2) a cover letter that describes their motivation, research interests, experience and career goals, (3) report card and (4) at least one letter of reference person before the 1st July 2016.
Post-doc fellowship in the Kremer lab at IGMM Montpellier (25/08/2016)
Project: The role of CAR during adult neurogenesis