[visionlist] Postdoc position in Italy -- deadline approaching -- computational neuroscience, computational linguistics, brain plasticity, language processing in blind individuals.

Roberto Bottini bottini.r at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 03:10:57 -05 2017

*Postdoctoral Position: *Language processing in blind individuals.

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 *combined MEG/fMRI

The project is coordinated by Prof. Davide Crepaldi [
http://www.davidecrepaldi.net] and Prof. Olivier Collignon [

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

Two kinds of profiles are eligible for this position. The candidate may
have experience in *computational neuroscience* 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.

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 is *17/7/2017*. More specific information
on the application process (and the official call) is available at this
website: https://www.sissa.it/grants-collaborations-research-activities.

Informal inquiries are most welcome with davide.crepaldi at sissa.it, and/or
olivier.collignon at unitn.it.

Roberto Bottini
Post-Doctoral Fellow
CIMeC - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences
University of Trento
Via delle Regole 101
38123, Mattarello (TN)
Phone: +390461283010
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