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

Schurger Lab schurgerlab at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 17:13:12 CEST 2016


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Interdisciplinary post-doctoral position in cognitive neuroscience
Brain-behavior forecasting: Neural antecedents of spontaneous
self-initiated movement in humans and the perception of personal causation
Starting date: Fall 2016 / Spring 2017
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 the relevant causal processes in
the brain are related to the subjective perception of personal causation.
We are also interested in how time series of neural activity can be used to
forecast behavior. We pursue this research using a combination of
behavioral experiments, neuroimaging, computational modeling, time-series
analysis, and machine learning techniques.

Applicants should have a obtained a PhD in a relevant discipline prior to
the starting date, and should have strong skills in two or more of the
following areas:

neuroimaging techniques (MEG, EEG) and data-analysis tools,
computer programming (MatLab, Python, C, C++),
statistics,
signal processing,
machine learning,
computational and/or neural network modeling,
behavioral psychophysics,
time-series analysis,
forecast verification methods.

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.

Applicants should send a CV, letter of motivation (max 2 pages), and three
letters of recommendation (or contact information for three references) via
e-mail to schurgerlab at gmail.com. Review of applicants will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is 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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