[visionlist] Postdoctoral Position: Semantic processing in blind people - ITALY
oli.collignon at gmail.com
Wed May 17 11:51:04 -05 2017
People interested by the position and attending IMRF-Nashville or VSS
conferences are welcome to contact Olivier Collignon
<olivier.collignon at uclouvain.be> to arrange an informal meeting.
Applications for a post-doctoral position are invited in the context of a
joint research project between the International School of Advanced Studies
(SISSA) in Trieste and the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) in Trento
(Italy). The project is funded by a PRIN grant from the Italian Ministry of
Education and Research (MIUR). The project is dedicated to investigate the
neural circuits involved in *semantic processes and their plasticity,
comparing sighted and blind individuals using MEG and/or fMRI methodologies*
The project is coordinated by Prof. Davide Crepaldi
<http://www.davidecrepaldi.net/> and Prof. Olivier Collignon
Two kinds of profiles are eligible for this position. The candidate may
have experience with EEG/MEG and/or fMRI research, with strong skills and
interest in methodological development (brain connectivity, pattern
recognition, machine learning, multivariate analysis). The candidate may
also/either have experience in the field of computational linguistics,
distributional semantics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Experience in research with special populations is a plus but not a
necessity. We are seeking for candidates with clear potential for
publication in high–impact neuroscience/experimental psychology journals,
attention to details, and good attitude towards teamwork. Knowledge of
Italian language is a bonus but not required.
SISSA and the CIMeC are ranked among the top research universities in
Italy, and they both offer a friendly international environment with
state-of-the-art research tools, including MRI, EEG, MEG, TMS, eye
tracking, motion tracking, and access to neuropsychological patients.
English is the official language at both institutions, where a large
portion of the faculty, post-docs and students come from a wide range of
countries. Moreover, both Trieste and the Trentino region are consistently
at the top levels for quality of life, with fantastic nature (the Dolomite,
lake Garda, the Triestinian Karst) and a vibrant cultural environment
(Trento film festival, Christmas markets, la Barcolana, Trieste jazz
The commitment is for two years, with a competitive European-level salary,
depending upon qualifications and experience.
Ideal starting date would be around September 2017.
The deadline for the application will be around end of June. More specific
information on the application process (and the official call) will be
available soon at this website:
Informal inquiries are most welcome with davide.crepaldi at sissa.it, and/or
olivier.collignon at unitn.it.
FNRS Research Associate
Institute of Psychology (IPSY) & Institute of Neuroscience (IoNS)-
University of Louvain (UcL)
Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC)- University of Trento
e-mails: olivier.collignon at uclouvain.be ; olivier.collignon at unitn.it
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