We are looking for a research assistant for 10-15 hours per week for approximatly 3 months, to run behavioral experiments. Experiments are focused on unravelling the cognitive architecture of conscious and unconscious processing. They will be carried out either at the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière, at the Hospital de la Pitié Salpétrière (75013), or at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, rue d'Ulm (75005).
Ideal candidate is a undergrade or master student in cognitive science, fluent in English and French.
The specific details of weekly investments and overall duration can be negociated. For more information contact Jean-Rémi King (jeanremi.king [AT] gmail.com) & Simon van Gaal (simon.vangaal [AT] gmail.com).
If you are interested, please send us brief CV and a grade list of your university/école from last year.
The team of “brain development imaging” offers a 2-year post-doctoral position from September 2013, on the study of cortical and white matter maturation in infants using complementary multi-modal imaging methods. The team research is focused on the cerebral bases of cognitive functions in healthy babies and on the relationships between functional development and the anatomical maturation of cerebral networks with emphasis on language and vision. The team has performed pioneer works on language perception with functional MRI (Dehaene-Lambertz et al, Science 2002), on correlations between white matter development and its functional efficiency (respectively assessed by diffusion tensor imaging DTI and event-related potentials; Dubois et al, J. Neuroscience 2008), and on cortical maturation (Leroy el al, J. Neuroscience 2011).
The post-doctoral candidate will integrate this research topic, combining anatomical MRI, DTI, mappings of T1 and T2 relaxation times and EEG in healthy infants to assess the structural and functional organization of the developing brain. Applicants should possess solid technical background in imaging techniques (MRI, EEG, MEG) and in post-processing tools or in signal processing and computational science. Knowledge (or at least a strong interest) in human cognition and brain development would be appreciated. Applications should be sent to Jessica Dubois (email@example.com) and Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz (firstname.lastname@example.org).