[visionlist] Interdisciplinary post-doctoral position in cognitive neuroscience (MEG / EEG)

Interdisciplinary post-doctoral position in cognitive neuroscience (MEG / EEG)Brain-behavior forecasting: Neural antecedents of spontaneous self-initiated movement and the forecasting of behavior based on brain activity, studied with MEG / EEGStarting date: Fall 2017 or Spring 2018Duration: 2 years (renewable for one additional year)The French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the Cognitive Neuroimaging Group, at the NeuroSpin Research Center near Paris, France, as part of the research team of Dr. Aaron Schurger. The Schurger lab focuses on understanding how decisions are made and actions initiated spontaneously, without an external sensory cue, and how time series of neural activity can be used to forecast behavior. We pursue this research using a combination of behavioral experiments, neuroimaging, computational modeling, time-series analyses, and machine learning techniques.We are looking for applicants with experience in magnetoencephalography (MEG) experimentation and data analysis, including inverse source estimation. Experience with electroencephalography (EEG) is desirable. Applicants should have obtained a PhD in a relevant discipline prior to the starting date, have a solid working knowledge of cognitive neuroscience, and should have strong skills in the following areas:computer programming (MatLab, Python, C, C++),statistics,signal processing,FieldTrip or comparable data analysis toolAdditionally, prior experience in any of the following areas is highly desirable:computational, mathematical, and/or neural network modeling,statistical learning / machine learning / mutivariate pattern classification,time series analysis,dynamical systems theory,scale-free dynamics,forecasting,functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and data analysis,behavioral psychophysicsResources available at NeuroSpin include Siemens 3T and 7T MRI scanners; high-density EEG (EGI Inc.); Elekta NeuroMag 306-channel MEG (allowing for the simultaneous recording of EEG); eye tracking (available for MRI, MEG, and behavioral experiments); an in-house team of experts in signal processing and statistical learning; a dedicated staff handling subject recruitment, scheduling, and payment; various Nespresso devices; and proximity to Paris.Applicants should send a CV, letter of motivation (max 2 pages), and a list of three references via e-mail to schurgerlab@gmail.com. Review of applicants will begin on 15th May 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.The NeuroSpin Research Center is located on the campus of the CEA-Saclay, near Orsay, about 18 km southwest of Paris. For more information on the NeuroSpin Research Center and the Cognitive Neuroimaging Group:http://ift.tt/1Lwjeo5


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