[Comp-neuro] Interdisciplinary post-doctoral position in cognitive neuroscience

Schurger Lab schurgerlab at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 13:30:13 CEST 2015


Brain-behavior forecasting: Neural antecedents of spontaneous
self-initiated movement and the forecasting of behavior from brain activity
Interdisciplinary post-doctoral position in cognitive neuroscience
Starting date: Spring 2016 or Fall 2016
Duration: 2 years (renewable for one additional year)

The French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) invites
applications for a post-doctoral position in the Cognitive Neuroimaging
Group, at the NeuroSpin Research Center near Paris, France, as part of the
research team of Dr. Aaron Schurger. The Schurger lab focuses on
understanding how decisions are made and actions initiated spontaneously,
without an external sensory cue, and how time series of neural activity
(now) can be used to forecast behavior (seconds or minutes from now). We
pursue this research using a combination of behavioral experiments,
neuroimaging, computational modeling, time-series analyses, and machine
learning techniques.

We are particularly interested in attracting applicants from meteorology,
macroeconomics, machine learning, statistics and other disciplines that
involve a mastery of time series analysis, statistical learning,
forecasting, and/or forecast verification. Applicants should have a
obtained a PhD in a relevant discipline prior to the starting date, and
should have strong skills in at least some of the following areas:
computer programming (MatLab, Python, C, C++),
statistics,
signal processing,
computational, mathematical, and/or neural network modeling,
statistical learning / machine learning / mutivariate pattern
classification,
time series analysis,
forecasting.

Resources available at NeuroSpin include Siemens 3T and 7T MRI scanners;
high-density EEG (EGI Inc.); Elekta NeuroMag 306-channel MEG (allowing for
the simultaneous recording of EEG); eye tracking (available for MRI, MEG,
and behavioral experiments); an in-house team of experts in signal
processing and statistical learning; a dedicated staff handling subject
recruitment, scheduling, and payment; various Nespresso devices; and
proximity to Paris.

The salary is competitive, being aligned with that offered by Marie Curie
fellowships.

Applicants should send a CV, letter of motivation (max 2 pages), and a list
of three references via e-mail to aaron.schurger at gmail.com. Review of
applicants will begin immediately, and will continue until the positions
are filled.

The NeuroSpin Research Center is located on the campus of the CEA-Saclay,
near Orsay, about 18 km southwest of Paris. For more information on the
NeuroSpin Research Center and the Cognitive Neuroimaging Group:

http://www-centre-saclay.cea.fr/fr/Visite-guidee-de-NeuroSpin
http://meg-france.in2p3.fr/_lesCentres/Neurospin_en.php
http://www-dsv.cea.fr/en/institutes/institute-of-biomedical-imaging-i2bm/departments/neurospin-neurospin
http://www.unicog.org/pm/pmwiki.php
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