Postdoctoral

Positions


Post-doc position at the Time Perception Lab, SISSA (Trieste, Italy)
One post-doc position is 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).

The overarching goal of the project is understanding the neural mechanisms underlying our capacity of perceiving and representing time the millisecond range. Specifically, the advertised position is to conduct fMRI experiments at 7T with the aim of investigating the relationship between spatial and temporal processing in visual cortices.

The candidate must have a PhD (or equivalent) in neuroscience or a related field, should have expertise in fMRI data analysis (univariate, multivariate and/or functional connectivity analysis), have competence in programming (Matlab, Python) 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 is flexible. Initially for one year, the positions can be extended up to one more year. Salary depends on experience and is based on SISSA regulations (~€28.000-30.000/annum, net).


To apply, please send to Domenica Bueti (domenica.bueti@sissa.it) in a single pdf file, a CV, the contact information of two referees, a brief statement describing your personal qualifications and research interests. 

For more information see the Time Perception Lab website. 

September 17, 2019


Post Doc and PhD positions at the Brain Attention and Time Lab, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

Full-time post-doc and Ph.D. positions are available in the Brain Attention and Time Lab of Dr. Ayelet N. Landau at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The initial appointment will be for one year with the option to renew annually up to 3 years. 

Preferred starting date: October 2019

The positions are part of an ERC research program on the neural mechanisms of time perception. The projects are diverse and include machine learning, analysis of data from human and non-human primate, experimentation in healthy adults as well as clinical settings (MEG/EEG and ECoG)  and modeling human behavior.

Successful postdoctoral candidates will hold a doctorate in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computational Neuroscience, Statistics etc.) and shared interests in the core research areas described above. The researcher, ideally, should have experience with EEG/MEG methodology and signal processing. Some of the positions require previous experience in computational modeling of physiology and behavior. 

In addition, we are looking for strong candidates for a funded PhD studentship. The Hebrew University offers several training opportunities in neuroscience at different departments. The successful candidate will be competitive for one of the flagship programs (psychology, cognitive science or neuroscience) and will have demonstrated experience in research from their post-bac or BA education (as research assistants or honors students). Knowledge of programming is an advantage.

For all positions, a passion and a commitment to science, strong social skills, troubleshooting skills, and fast learning abilities are required.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names and contact details of two academic references to ayelet.landau@mail.huji.ac.il preferably by September 15th. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. 

September 17, 2019


A post-doctoral position in INSERM U1114 Pathophysiology and cognitive pathopsychology of schizophrenia in Strasbourg with Dr Anne Giersch

A position for a young and independent researcher is open in our laboratory, in the framework of a project supported by FRM entitled “Time and self”, in collaboration with the project partners (Virginie van Wassenhove, CEA Neurospin, Paris; Fabrice Berna, INSERM U1114, Strasbourg; Philippe Isope INCI, CNRS, Strasbourg). 

This project concerns the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the ability to order sensory and memory signals in time, consciously and unconsciously. This project investigates impairments of these abilities in patients with schizophrenia. The main task of the post-doc is to analyze fMRI data acquired during the first phase of the project.

The researcher will benefit from the laboratory expertise in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, especially in the sensory timing domain. Several students are already involved in this domain, providing a rich scientific environment. In addition, the researcher will benefit from collaborations within the project, with several doctoral and postdoctoral students. Finally, the postdoctoral fellow will benefit from the local links with the imaging platform (ICube).

We look especially for a sound experience in terms of fMRI studies, together with a strong background in experimental psychology. Programming skills are also required, and the mastering of french language is a plus. Knowledge regarding mental pathology is appreciated, but it not required.

Initial duration of the contract is 8 months. Another contract can be discussed at the end of the present one, within the framework of a european project “VirtualTimes”.

Interested candidates can submit their application by sending a CV, a motivation letter, a summary of the research work already accomplished, a publications list, 2 recommendation letters (optional) before 30/09/2019. Questions and applications can be sent to giersch@unistra.fr

September 17, 2019