Monday, February 14, 2011

Postdoctoral positions: CEA Paris - Wassenhove Lab

Post-doctoral positions have opened up in the Cognitive NeuroImaging Unit / NeuroSpin MEG group near Paris (France) to work with Dr Virginie van Wassenhove.

Applications are invited from talented, dynamic, committed, and enthusiastic researchers. 

The scientific project will be exploring the interface between time perception, temporal processes and cortical dynamics (assessed by MEG/EEG). Specific components of this project include (but are not restricted to): novel psychophysical designs addressing time estimation and the dynamics of multisensory processing together with novel analytical methods for MEG/EEG signal analysis/tracking. Postdoctoral fellows will lead MEG studies as part of funded projects from ERC and ANR grants. They will be expected to work closely with and supervise (master, phd) students involved in the projects. Some involvement in organizational and managerial aspects specific to these projects may be expected. Fellows’ independent and collaborative research will be encouraged as part of their career development.

The ideal applicant will have a sound experience with MEG (and/or EEG techniques), a strong record in Cognitive Neurosciences and an overall good set of skills in applied signal processing. A degree in Neurosciences, Cognitive Neurosciences, Psychology or other related fields is required. Programming skills are a plus. A strong record of published work, prior experience with MEG/EEG techniques, a good understanding of signal processing and overall good programming skills are essential. Applicants from outside the European Union are very welcome but they must qualify for a valid visa. French speaking is not a requirement as long as English is mastered. Opportunities for French language classes are available.

Applicants will be expected to conduct MEG experiments, from acquisition to data analysis - other techniques are not excluded (EEG, fMRI for instance). Their intellectual contribution to the project is strongly encouraged. Our group is located in a state-of-the-art neuroimaging facility (NeuroSpin: and is part of a large scientific community in the Parisian area.

Duration: the position is initially funded for one year (renewable up to four or five years).

Starting date: as soon as possible

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The application package should contain a motivated letter of intent, a detailed résumé with a list of publications,a minimum of two letters of recommendation (or contacts from which those could be obtained) a letter of intent with a statement of research interests. Inquiries and applications should be sent to  or

Please, put POSTDOC in the email subject. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Relevant references: Minding time in an amodal representational space. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2009 Jul 12;364(1525):1815-30  ;

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