[visionlist] Post-Doc position available on a project focusing on agingusing fMRI and Neuropsychological assessment

Jorge Almeida jorgecbalmeida at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 11:42:24 -04 2020

Apologies for cross-posting.

The Proaction Laboratory (Perception and Recognition of Objects and
Actions; http://gaius.fpce.uc.pt/pessoais/jorgealmeida/proaction_home.html;
Jorge Almeida’s Lab) and the PsyAssessment Lab (
http://psyassessmentlab.fpce.uc.pt/equipa/membros-atuais; Mario Simões’s
Lab) at the University of Coimbra (www.uc.pt), Portugal, are looking for a
motivated and bright Post-doctoral researcher to investigate aspects of
cognitive and neural aging. The project involves testing healthy elderly
individuals using fMRI and a series of general cognitive assessment
batteries and process-specific (e.g., episodic memory, semantic memory,
attention and executive functioning) batteries. This position is funded by
the Portuguese Science Foundation. The researcher will work directly with
Jorge Almeida and Mário Simões and members of their labs in Coimbra.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants should have a PhD degree in psychology, neuroscience,
neuropsychological assessment, computer science, biomedical engineering, or
a related discipline. Applicants are expected to have a very strong
research background in the design and analysis of functional brain-imaging
experiments (fMRI) and neuropsychological assessment. Experience with fMRI
analyses programs (e.g., SPM, FSL, MrVISTA, Freesurfer, Brainvoyager), and
with analysis of neuropsychological data (e.g., ROC curves) are a must.
Good understanding and command of analytical techniques used in fMRI – in
particular multivariate approaches on functional data, DTI, Structural
analysis. Programming skills (MATLAB, Python) are important. Good English
(oral and written) communicative skills are necessary. This post will
require designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data associated
with the project, preparing manuscripts for publication, presenting results
at national and international conferences and the possible supervision of
research assistants and students.

Individuals whose doctoral degrees were obtained outside of Portugal will
have to get their degree certified in Portugal. Individuals with PhDs
obtained in European Union States will be able to do this certification
automatically. Certain countries have bilateral agreements with Portugal on
automatic certification of their degrees.

The Position:

The position is for 3 years to 3 years and a half, and may start 2020 (or
even early 2021; start date can be negotiated a little bit). The salary is
competitive for the cost of living in Portugal (and particularly in
Coimbra), and follows the Portuguese Post-Doctoral rates.

The labs:

At both labs we have access to a 3T MRI scanner with a 64-channel coil
(with EEG inside the scanner), to tDCS with neuronavigation, to a 256 ch.
EEG, to an eyetracker, and to a fully set assessment library and lab.
Finally, the University of Coimbra is a 700 year old University and has
been selected as a UNESCO world Heritage site. Coimbra is one of the most
lively university cities in the world, and it is a beautiful city with easy
access to the beach and mountain.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This job posting
will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are
received or a hiring decision has been made. Review of applications will
begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The interested candidates should email Jorge Almeida for questions and
applications. Please send an email with the subject “Post-Doc position
available on a project focusing on aging” with your curriculum vitae, list
of publications, the names of three referees, and a short description of
your experience in the field and how you fulfill the requirements to:
jorgealmeida at fpce.uc.pt.
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