Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Postdoctoral position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain)

Postdoctoral position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language - BCBL- (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) is offering a postdoctoral position focusing on neurobiological correlates of statistical learning and language, as part of ERC-funded research project (PI: Ram Frost). The research involves a combination of behavioral and functional brain imaging (MEG, fMRI) experiments in humans. This is an exciting opportunity to work on how the brain detects regularities in sensory input, and how this relates to first or second language learning. The project involves research groups at the BCBL, Hebrew University, and the University of Toronto.
The successful candidate will have a rigorous background in theory driven research, experimental designs, deep knowledge of fMRI and/or MEG data acquisition and analysis, a high level of independence, and a strong publication record.
Individuals interested in undertaking research in the fields described in www.bcbl.eu (research) should apply through the BCBL web page http://www.bcbl.eu/jobs  (SL Postdoc 2017)

Deadline: July 30th 
For more information about the specifics of the position, please contact Ram Frost (ram.frost@mail.huji.ac.il) and for broader information about the BCBL please contact Manuel Carreiras (info@bcbl.eu).

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Post Doctoral Opportunity -- Trento, Italy

Semantic processing in blind people - 

Applications for a post-doctoral position are invited in the context of a
joint research project between the International School of Advanced Studies
(SISSA) in Trieste and the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) in Trento
(Italy). The project is funded by a PRIN grant from the Italian Ministry of
Education and Research (MIUR). The project is dedicated to investigate the
neural circuits involved in *semantic processes and their plasticity,
comparing sighted and blind individuals using MEG and/or fMRI methodologies*
The project is coordinated by Prof. Davide Crepaldi
<http://www.davidecrepaldi.net/> and Prof. Olivier Collignon
Two kinds of profiles are eligible for this position. The candidate may
have experience with EEG/MEG and/or fMRI research, with strong skills and
interest in methodological development (brain connectivity, pattern
recognition, machine learning, multivariate analysis). The candidate may
also/either have experience in the field of computational linguistics,
distributional semantics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Experience in research with special populations is a plus but not a
necessity. We are seeking for candidates with clear potential for
publication in high–impact neuroscience/experimental psychology journals,
attention to details, and good attitude towards teamwork. Knowledge of
Italian language is a bonus but not required.
SISSA and the CIMeC are ranked among the top research universities in
Italy, and they both offer a friendly international environment with
state-of-the-art research tools, including MRI, EEG, MEG, TMS, eye
tracking, motion tracking, and access to neuropsychological patients.
English is the official language at both institutions, where a large
portion of the faculty, post-docs and students come from a wide range of
countries. Moreover, both Trieste and the Trentino region are consistently
at the top levels for quality of life, with fantastic nature (the Dolomite,
lake Garda, the Triestinian Karst) and a vibrant cultural environment.
The commitment is for two years, with a competitive European-level salary,
depending upon qualifications and experience.
Ideal starting date would be around September 2017, but this can be
The deadline for the application will be around end of June. More specific
information on the application process (and the official call) will be
available soon at this website: https://www.sissa.it/grants-
Informal inquiries are most welcome with davide.crepaldi@sissa.it, and/or