[visionlist] Postdoctoral position: Language processing in blind individuals

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 combined
MEG/fMRI methodologies.

The
project is coordinated by Prof. Davide Crepaldi [http://ift.tt/2kHhHq1]
and Prof. Olivier Collignon [http://ift.tt/2lc5s1J].

SISSA and the CIMeC are ranked among the top 6
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 e 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 (Trento film festival,
Christmas markets, la Barcolana, Trieste jazz festival).

The
ideal candidate has experience with electrophysiological neuroimaging (EEG/MEG)
and/or fMRI research. Programming skills, as well as interest in methodological
development (brain connectivity, pattern recognition, machine learning) will be
highly evaluated. Experience in language research and/or 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. Since the work will mostly involve
testing blind people with neuroimaging techniques, the post holder will spend
most of her/his time at CIMeC (University of Trento).

The
commitment is for up to three years (1+2), with a competitive European-level
salary, depending upon qualifications and experience.

Ideal
starting date would be around April-May 2017, but is negotiable, and
applications will be considered until mid March. 

Applications
including a CV and the names and contact details of two referees should be sent
to: davide.crepaldi@sissa.it, and/or olivier.collignon@unitn.it. Informal inquiries are most welcome. 

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