[visionlist] PhD positions for joint applications at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Coimbra, Portugal, to work with Alfonso Caramazza and Jorge Almeida

Jorge Almeida jorgecbalmeida at gmail.com
Sun Feb 18 17:27:55 -04 2024

The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences <https://www.uc.pt/fpce>
of the University of Coimbra <https://www.uc.pt/en> Portugal (FPCE-UC)
seeks rising and enthusiastic researchers in Cognitive Science and
Cognitive Neuroscience for a joint application to a doctoral fellowship
funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal
<https://www.fct.pt/> to work with Alfonso Caramazza and Jorge Almeida.

These positions are part of a transformative ERA Chair grant CogBooster
<https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101087584> from the European Union to
FPCE-UC led by Alfonso Caramazza
<https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=hvvrK8cAAAAJ&hl=en>. The goal of
CogBooster is to implement a strong and international line of research in
Basic Cognitive Science and Cognitive Neuroscience to contribute to the
ongoing renewal of the Psychological Sciences in Portugal over the next


As part of this expansion and renewal, we are searching for doctoral
students with expertise related to the following areas:

·         Lexical processing, visual object recognition, reading, or action

·         Visual object recognition, in particular on how object knowledge
is organized and represented neurally and cognitively, using fMRI
(potentially with ultra-high field MRI), and population receptive field
analysis/connective field modeling (or other more computational methods) to
work on topics related to the following preprint:

The selected applicants will work directly with Alfonso Caramazza and Jorge
Almeida. They will be based in Coimbra.


Applicants should have a Master’s degree in Cognitive Science, Psychology
or related field. They should also have their Master’s and BA diploma
recognized in Portugal at the time of application (diploma recognition
could be requested here <https://www.dges.gov.pt/recon/formulario>). The
start date is September 2024.

The successful applicant should have a record of research for their career
level, and meet, or show promise of meeting, the following qualifications:

·  Research potential and experience within the areas mentioned;

·  Proficiency in English, both written and spoken (speaking Portuguese is
not necessary);

·  Good written and spoken communication skills;

*Joint Application and funding:*

Applications will first be evaluated by Alfonso Caramazza and Jorge
Almeida. The selected applicants will joint apply with Alfonso Caramazza
and Jorge Almeida to a doctoral fellowship from FCT, Portugal. This
includes co-writing a project. We have been extremely successful in the
past in getting these FCT doctoral fellowships.

The salary is competitive for Portuguese standards – 1250 euro per month
net value. The fellowship will also include tuition, and will be for 4

*About FPCE-UC and Coimbra:*

The University of Coimbra is a 700-year-old University and is a UNESCO
world Heritage site. Coimbra is one of the liveliest university cities in
the world, and it is a beautiful city with easy access to beaches and
mountains. The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences has been
consistently ranked as the best, or one of the best Psychology Departments
in Portugal. In the last decade it has become the leading department in
Portugal on Psychological research, holding, for instance the only ERC
grants in Psychology in Portugal. FPCE-UC has a major laboratory for
Cognitive Science and Cognitive Neuroscience research – the Proaction Lab
<https://proactionlab.fpce.uc.pt/>. We have access locally to two 3T MRI
scanners, and access to one 7T MRI remotely, to tDCS, to a 256 channel EEG,
and to a fully set behavioral lab.

*Application Instructions:*

All candidates should submit the following documents in English: (1) a
curriculum vitae; (2) a motivation letter describing their interest in the
position, and their track record; (3) at least two letters of reference
submitted before the application deadline.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 18, 2024
(but please contact us ASAP).

If you are interested in jointly applying for a doctoral fellowship with
us, or know of any suitable applicants in your network of colleagues and
former students who may be suitable for any of the positions, please direct
them to the advertisement.

*Equal Employment Opportunity statement:*

The University of Coimbra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and has a Gender Equality Plan in place. We are committed to
fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community at the
University. We particularly encourage applications from women, and from
other under-represented groups in the University of Coimbra’s workforce and
in the cognitive and brain sciences.

*Further information:*

If you want to know more about the positions you can informally contact
Alfonso Caramazza (caram at wjh.harvard.edu) and Jorge Almeida (
jorgecbalmeida at gmail.com).
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://visionscience.com/pipermail/visionlist_visionscience.com/attachments/20240218/f8e791a4/attachment-0001.html>

More information about the visionlist mailing list