[visionlist] One post-doctoral position in “Advanced computational methods for movement representation” – CB 73084

One post-doctoral position in “Advanced computational methods for movement representation” – [ Postdoc ]
Workplace: IIT@CHT Genova

The Cognition, Motion and Neuroscience Unit at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to work on advanced computational methods for movement representation.

The post-doctoral researcher will work on research projects combining cognitive neuroscience and advanced computational methods in the domain of action perception and control. This research will analyse body movements of healthy subjects and patients with movement disorders and construct multivariate models for the classification of preclinical movement patterns. A further goal of the project is to exploit advanced computation methods to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms of movement perception and their relationship with motor execution.

Further information about this research is available at: http://ift.tt/2jsESBh

Post-doctoral applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

Strong applicants will have:

Experience with advanced computational methods, especially machine learning.
Strong statistical and technical skills (Matlab, Python, R, or similar platforms).
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Applicants with exceptionally strong technical skills (e.g. with backgrounds in computer science or applied math) and interests in human cognition, but with limited experience with psychology/neuroscience, will also be considered.

Salary and benefits are competitive for international standards.

The post-doctoral researcher will be mentored by Prof. Cristina Becchio.

The position will be based at the Centre for Human Technologies, (IIT) in Genova.

IIT is a centre of excellence and was recently named in the top 100 Rising stars Institutions (Nature Index 2016). Established in 2003, IIT has successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova and a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide with an international staff of about 1100 people from more than 50 countries. IIT’s research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible applications from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, nano-biotechnologies, and life sciences.

Interested applicants should submit CV, list of publications, 2 reference letters and a statement of research interest to the following email address applications@iit.it within January 31, 2017 quoting “One post-doctoral position in Advanced computational methods for movement representation CB 73084”

In order to comply with Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), the candidate is kindly asked to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data.

We inform you that the information you provide will be solely used for the purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper-based means, observing the rules on the protection of personal data, including those relating to the security of data.

Please also note that, pursuant to art.7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may exercise your rights at any time as a party concerned by contacting the Data Manager.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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