[visionlist] Postdoc position in Italy — deadline approaching — computational neuroscience, computational linguistics, brain plasticity, language processing in blind individuals.

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 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 (Trento film festival, Christmas markets, la Barcolana, Trieste
jazz festival).

Two kinds of profiles are
eligible for this position. The candidate may have experience in computational neuroscience 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.

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.

The deadline for the application is 17/7/2017. More specific information on
the application process (and the official call) is available at this website: http://ift.tt/2tMx70n

Informal inquiries are most
welcome with davide.crepaldi@sissa.it, and/or olivier.collignon@unitn.it.

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