[Comp-neuro] Graduate studies in the neuroscience of decision-making

Paul Cisek paul.cisek at umontreal.ca
Wed Aug 13 23:58:47 CEST 2014

Graduate studies in the neuroscience of decision-making
Department of neuroscience, laboratory of Paul Cisek

Applications are invited for a master's or doctoral 
studentship in cognitive neuroscience. The successful 
applicant will join a research group studying the neural 
mechanisms of decision-making in humans and non-human 
primates using a combination of computational and 
experimental techniques. Research in our laboratory involves 
computational models of the nervous system as well as 
behavioral experiments, transcranial magnetic stimulation, 
functional magnetic resonance imaging, and multi-electrode 
recording from the cerebral cortex and subcortical regions. 
Depending on the applicant's qualifications and interests, 
they will help to design and conduct behavioral and 
neurophysiological experiments, analyze data, develop 
theoretical models of neural systems, prepare manuscripts 
for publication, and participate in international 
conferences. See www.cisek.org/pavel for information on 
current projects and a list of sample publications.

While students with a strong background in mathematics, 
computer science, or biological sciences are particularly 
encouraged to apply, all motivated students with an interest 
in understanding the brain will be considered. The 
successful applicant will receive a competitive salary in 
accordance with university guidelines. For further 
information, please contact Dr. Paul Cisek 
(paul.cisek at umontreal.ca). Applicants are asked to submit a 
cover letter, curriculum vita, copies of academic 
transcripts, and the names and contact information of 2 
references, to:

Dr. Paul Cisek
Department of neuroscience
University of Montréal
C.P. 6128 Succursale Centre-ville
Montréal, QC H3C 3J7, CANADA
Phone: 514-343-6111 x4355
Web: www.cisek.org/pavel
email: paul.cisek at umontreal.ca

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, 
but preference will be given to applications received before 
August 31, 2014.
Interviews may be possible at the Bernstein conference 
(Göttingen, Sept 2-5, 2014, 
http://www.bernstein-conference.de/), the INT neuroscience 
conference (Marseille, Oct 2-3, 2014, 
http://www.int.univ-amu.fr/2nd-colloque-de-l-INT), or the 
Society for Neuroscience meeting (Washington DC, November 
15-19, 2014, 

Montréal is consistently rated as one of the world's most 
livable cities and has been called "Canada's Cultural 
Capital". It has the highest number of university students 
per capita in the continent, with more than 17,000 foreign 
students from 150 countries and among the lowest tuition 
fees in North America. Montréal's vibrant neuroscience 
community spans four major universities (University of 
Montréal, McGill University, Concordia University, and the 
University of Québec at Montréal) and the Montréal 
Neurological Institute. The University of Montréal is the 
largest university in Québec and the second largest in 
Canada, with over 55,000 students and 10,000 employees. 
Deeply rooted in Montréal and dedicated to its international 
mission, the Université de Montréal is one of the top 
universities in the French-speaking world.

The University of Montréal is a French-speaking institution, 
and most coursework is in French. However, the master's or 
PhD thesis can be written in French or English.

Paul Cisek, Ph.D.
Groupe de recherche sur le système nerveux central
Département de neuroscience, local 4117
Université de Montréal
C.P. 6128 Succursale Centre-ville
Montréal QC H3C 3J7 Canada
Tél: 514-343-6111 x4355
Fax: 514-343-2111
e-mail: paul.cisek at umontreal.ca

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