[visionlist] post-doc opportunity
schurgerlab at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 07:43:23 -05 2018
Post-doctoral positions in the cognitive neuroscience of volition
Brain-behavior forecasting: Neural antecedents of self-initiated movement
and the forecasting of behavior based on brain activity
Starting date: Spring 2019
Duration: 18 months
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 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 analyses, and machine learning.
We are especially interested in applicants with significant experience in
one or more of the following areas:
-machine learning / pattern classification
-modeling of time series / predicting discrete events in time series
-dynamical systems theory
Candidates with experience in other neural recording modalities (such as
fMRI or ECoG) may also be considered.
An interest in volition, action initiation, and/or the purposeful
generation of unpredictable behavior is essential.
Applicants should have a obtained a PhD in a relevant discipline prior to
the starting date, and at a minimum should have strong skills in the
following three areas:
computer programming (MatLab or Python),
Candidates with a background in engineering, computer science, physics, or
applied math are encouraged to apply.
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 a list
of three references via e-mail to schurgerlab at gmail.com. Review of
applicants will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is
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:
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