[Comp-neuro] SISSA Spring faculty search

Alessandro Treves ale at sissa.it
Thu Mar 20 11:19:31 CET 2008

The Cognitive Neuroscience Sector at SISSA seeks to recruit  
independent group leaders.

The 3-year Plan approved by SISSA last Fall includes strengthening  
cognitive neuroscience research and identifies as priorities:
- Behavioural Neuroscience, investigated through electrophysiology in  
awake animals
- Cognitive Development and/or Learning
- Functional Imaging, in connection with the new fMRI-sharing  
agreement in Udine
- Language and/or Higher Cognitive Function

The Sector aims to identify up to 3 suitable candidates already this  
Spring, although the appointments and so the establishment of new  
research groups may be scattered over the period 2008-10. The Sector  
is particularly interested in reaching candidates with no previous  
history of collaboration with SISSA. If selected, they will be offered  
positions at a level commensurate with their qualifications, in the  
expectation that within 5 years they will succeed in obtaining tenure  
as Associate or Full Professors. Candidates with whose work SISSA is  
familiar may be offered ad hoc arrangements if selected, but they will  
first be assessed together with the others.

SISSA is one of the three purely postgraduate and postdoctoral  
institutions within the Italian university system. It operates in  
English and the Sector is keen to enhance its international character  
and its intellectual diversity. The Sector currently has 23 PhD  
students supported on SISSA fellowships, almost half of whom are not  
Italians. Postdocs, however, are normally supported by individual  
research funding. Faculty members are required to teach limited PhD  
mini-courses, and to individually supervise the research of students  
in their groups. Current faculty members are Mathew Diamond, Jacques  
Mehler, Raffaella Rumiati, Tim Shallice and Alessandro Treves, with  
visiting professors Evan Balaban, Luca Bonatti and Marina Nespor.  
Further information about the Sector can be found on the webpage  

Those interested should write to Alessandro Treves,  
alessandrotreves at gmail.com, before April 30th, 2008, attaching their  
curriculum vitae. Receipt of CVs will be acknowledged weekly.

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