[visionlist] Interdisciplinary post-doctoral position in cognitive neuroscience (scale-free dynamics)

Schurger Lab schurgerlab at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 05:56:29 -04 2017


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Interdisciplinary post-doctoral position in cognitive neuroscience
Scale-free brain dynamics, decision making, and self-initiated action
Starting date: Fall 2017 or Spring 2018
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.

Essential skills / background:

Signal processing
Prior experience in the estimation of the Hurst exponent (1/f exponent) of
time series data
Computer programming (Matlab, Python, C, C++)
Data fitting
Statistics
Cognitive neuroscience

Highly-desirable skills (any one or more of the following):

Neuroimaging modalities (MEG, EEG, fMRI) and associated data-analysis tools
inverse source modeling (EEG and/or MEG)
machine learning
computational and/or neural network modeling
behavioral psychophysics

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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