[visionlist] Postdoctoral position in neuro-imaging at MIT with Project Prakash

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position in neuroimaging in Pawan Sinha’s laboratory at MIT. A key effort the lab is pursuing is Project Prakash (www.ProjectPrakash.org) which merges the humanitarian and scientific goals of providing free sight surgeries to congenitally blind children in the developing world, and studying the subsequent development of their visual abilities. The project is funded by the National Institutes of Health and private foundations.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to conduct longitudinal structural and functional neuroimaging studies with Prakash children. The results are likely to have relevance for characterizing brain plasticity, understanding the processes of visual learning and making linkages between manifest visual abilities and neural activity. 

We are looking for a young scientist who:

* Has substantial experience in designing and conducting neuroimaging studies

* Has computational sophistication so as to be able to analyze neural data with cutting-edge techniques

* Is comfortable spending 2-3 months in a year in India

* Is passionate about the scientific as well as humanitarian mission of the project

This is a two-year position with the possibility of further extension. Start date is flexible, but is expected to be around January, 2019. Consideration of candidates will commence immediately. Applications should include a CV, a research summary and reprints of 2-3 papers. Please direct your applications and any queries to Professor Pawan Sinha (psinha@mit.edu)

MIT values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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[visionlist] CFP JURSE 2019 – special session on Deep learning in urban remote sensing


[visionlist] Faculty position at Boston University (Cognitive Neuroscience)

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Boston University
invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Human Cognitive Neuroscience, to begin July 2019, pending budgetary approval. Applicants with expertise in any area of human cognitive neuroscience including (but not limited
to) memory, perception, attention, cognition, executive functioning, language, and decision-making are encouraged to apply. Boston University has a Center for Cognitive
Neuroimaging with a research-dedicated 3 Tesla MRI suite. The candidate must be committed to establishing a vigorous, externally supported program of research, a strong publication record, and a strong
teaching record. Responsibilities also include teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses, research mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and a commitment to our institutional values regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. At Boston
University, we seek to cultivate an atmosphere of respect for individual differences in life experience, sexual orientation, and religious belief, and we aspire to be free of intellectual parochialism, barriers to access, and ethnocentrism. The successful
candidate will join a strong and growing interdisciplinary Neuroscience research community at Boston University and will be offered a competitive salary and start-up funding. 

Applications will only be accepted at https://ift.tt/2QePlAf.
Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and interests, a statement of research interests, copies of three representative scholarly papers, and three letters of reference. 

The deadline for applications is October 24, 2018. 

Inquiries may be directed to Mary Perry, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Boston University, 64 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215 (mcp@bu.edu).
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or
any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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[visionlist] Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting 2019 – Registration now open

Dear colleagues,Registration for the “Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting 2019” are now open. Details and preliminary program are  available on our website: https://ift.tt/2OVegZh

Please feel free to forward or post  the information among your collaborators or in your department / institution.

The meeting will take place in Champéry (Switzerland) from January 6 to 10, 2019. TThe deadline for registration and abstract submission is November 23.Early booking fees until November 2. The conference will feature 4 days of talks, plus a special opening session, with an exciting list of invited keynote speakers who are world leading experts in neuroscience and imaging. Free talks and poster presentations by other participants will be selected from submitted abstracts.  These presentations will be announced later. The invited keynotes include the following speakers:

Opening lecture:

Pascal Fries, Frankfurt, Germany                               
 
Neural oscillations:

Lucia Melloni, Frankfurt, Germany                           

Simon Hanslmayr, Birmingham, UK                          
 
Modelling and encoding in fMRI analysis:

Marcel van Gerven, Nijmegen, Netherlands 

Bijan Pesaran, New York, USA,                 
 
Functional MRI in animal models:

Wim Vanduffel, Leuven, Belgium                            

Suliann Ben Hamed, Lyon, France                           
 
Resting state networks:

Lucina Uddin, Miami, USA                                            

Nathan Spreng, Montreal, Canada   

The schedule of the conference will offer sufficient time for both ski (morning) and science (afternoon), with optimal conditions for interactive exchanges and discussions between all participants. To register and submit an abstract, you will need to create a personal account on the website, allowing you to monitor your reservation status and modify your abstract until the final submission deadline. If you want to receive information about the conference in the future, you can also register to our mailing list (see website).Champéry is a small but excellent ski resort, with more than 100 ski lifts and 500 km of runs, connected to the domain of the “Portes du Soleil” that link 14 different resorts across the Swiss and French border (see http://www.champery.ch & http://www.portesdusoleil.com). It can be reached easily and directly by train from Geneva Airport (approximately 2 hours), or by car and buses. Geneva Airport has many international connections (http://www.gva.ch), but you will have to be careful to book flights in advance because the winter season is very busy! Another possible airport is Zurich.For questions, please contact Marie-Ange.DeLaSen@unige.ch You can also visit our facebook page: Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting and see a brief video about the ABIM spirit on our homepage!We are looking forward to seeing you in Champéry!ABIM scientific committee:Patrik Vuilleumier, University of GenevaChristoph Michel, University of GenevaDaphne Bavelier, University of GenevaAnne-Lise Giraud, University of GenevaDidier Grandjean, University of GenevaDimitri Van de Ville, EPFL, LausanneABIM organizing team:Alexia BourgeoisFrédéric GrouillerGuillaume LegendreLucas PeekMaria Giulia Preti