[Comp-neuro] Structural-functional brain modules: PhD position at BioCruces Institute, Bilbao, Spain

Paolo Bonifazi paol.bonifazi at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 16:43:29 CEST 2016

Within the Computational Neuroimaging group of Prof. Jesus Cortes at the
BioCruces Health Research Institute (Bilbao, Spain), we are looking for a
PhD student to develop and carry on a project aimed at identifying
brain-connectivity biomarkers/descriptors(predictors) for brain
pathologies/functional states.

The project will rely on subjects/patients databases both acquired locally
at the Cruces University Hospital, or provided through external
regional/international collaborations or freely available on the web.

The core of the study is based on the structural-functional brain modules,
recently described in “A novel brain partition highlights the modular
skeleton shared by structure and function” (
http://www.nature.com/articles/srep10532), and identified by reconstructing
simultaneously on the same subjects brain connectivity networks, using
functional and diffusion MRI.

The PhD candidate will be also involved on a longitudinal multi-scale study
of epileptic networks combining MRI and electrophysiological recordings in
epileptic patients undergoing surgery. The project has been recently
approved within the RETOS Spanish governmental grants.

The PhD candidate will be closely supervised by Prof. J. M. Cortes (
http://www.jesuscortes.info/jesusweb/) and Dr. P. Bonifazi (
http://www.ikerbasque.net/paolo.bonifazi) and will work in close
collaboration with the MDs of Neurology, Neurophysiology and Neurosurgery
Division of the Cruces Hospital.

The contract will be up to 3/4 years, with a gross salary of € 20,600 per
year, with social security contributions and other recruitment costs paid
by the host research institute (BioCruces).

Deadline for application is May the 11th.

Candidates with a deep interest in Neuroscience or Complex Networks and
preferably with a solid background in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or
Medicine, are invited to send a motivation letter and the names of two
referee to Dr. P. Bonifazi at paol.bonifazi at gmail.com.

We look forward your interest,


Paolo Bonifazi
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