Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Asst/Assoc Research Prof positions - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) at the University of Trento

The Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) at the University of Trento is seeking to fill a number of research positions in cognitive neuroscience at the Assistant or Associate Research Professor level. The Center offers an international and vibrant research setting in which to investigate the functioning of the brain through the analysis of its functional, structural and physiological characteristics, in both normal and pathological states. Researchers at the Center make use of state-of-the-art neuroimaging methodologies, including a research-only MRI scanner, MEG, EEG and TMS, as well as behavioral, eye tracking and motion tracking laboratories. The Center also includes a neuropsychology and neuro-rehabilitation clinic (CERiN). The Center strongly encourages collaborative and innovative research, and provides the opportunity for all researchers to access laboratory resources and to be part of the Doctoral School in Cognitive and Brain Sciences. CIMeC also has close collaborations with local research centers, including FBK (Fondazione Bruno Kessler) and IIT (Italian Institute of Technology), through joint projects and through the doctoral school. Further information about the Center can be found at:

The ideal researchers (from all areas of cognitive neuroscience, including computational neuroscience and neuroimaging methods) must hold the Ph.D. or M.D. degree, and should have a record documenting research creativity, independence, and productivity. We are looking for researchers able to build and maintain a high quality research program and to contribute to the maintenance of a collegial and collaborative academic environment.

The Center offers excellent experimental facilities and a competitive European-level salary in the context of a rapidly growing and dynamic environment. Funding is available for 6 years. The initial contract would be for 3 years. There is no associated university teaching load, although researchers will be expected to participate in the research culture of the Center through seminars, supervision of students and other activities.

The University of Trento is ranked first among research universities in Italy, and the Trentino region is consistently at the top for quality of life and for the most efficient services in Italy. English is the official language of the CIMeC, where a large proportion of the faculty, post-docs and students come from a wide range of countries outside of Italy. CIMeC’s labs and the PhD School are in Rovereto (about thirty kilometres south of Trento) and Mattarello (eight kilometres south of Trento).

If you wish to receive further information please contact the Director of the CIMeC, Prof. Alfonso Caramazza ( or Vice-Director Prof. Giorgio Vallortigara ( by November 15, 2010.

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