- Permanent position in MEG research at NeuroSpin (pdf document).
Join a dynamic group that pushes the limits of human magneto-encephalography and brain decoding!
Applications are invited for a tenure-track position as director of the Magneto-Encephalography Center at NeuroSpin in Saclay, near Paris, France, directed by Stanislas Dehaene.
The call is for a permanent position as Research Engineer at INSERM (French equivalent of NIH).
Tenure will be evaluated within a year of the initial contract. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Profile: The successful candidate will have a competitive record of publications and a demonstrated expertise in MEG research or closely related fields. The successful candidate will help manage the NeuroSpin MEG center, ensure the availability of the best tools for NeuroSpin research teams and collaborators, and develop new MEG-based research in cognitive neuroscience, in tight collaboration
with Stanislas Dehaene, Christophe Pallier, Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz, Virginie van Wassenhove and other researchers at NeuroSpin.
Eligible qualifications for this position include:
• Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering, Cognitive neuroscience, or related discipline
• Thorough knowledge of the technical, theoretical and practical principles of M/EEG
• Fluent knowledge in computer programming (languages: python, Matlab, shell scripting, C++)
• Knowledge of cognitive neuroscience
• Knowledge of the French language is not required, but would be a bonus.
NeuroSpin is France’s advanced brain-imaging center – a building entirely dedicated to the understanding of the human brain and the development of neuroscience technologies. Five laboratories currently share their expertise on site and provide a stimulating research environment.
NeuroSpin teams develop advanced post-processing tools for structural image processing (BrainVisa), fMRI data analysis (Nipy, Nilearn), diffusion imaging (Connectomist), and M/EEG analysis (MNE Python). A 150-terabyte data archiving system, a large local computer cluster and access to the new CEA supercomputer are available. Neurospin’s environment also benefits from the new NeuroPSI building, dedicated to fundamental neuroscience and opening in 2019. Submit a letter detailing your current research interests, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation (or the appropriate contact information) to email@example.com with “Meg candidate” in the headline. Please apply before September 13, 2019, for a start date in the Fall 2019.
Post-doctoral researcher on the Neural Correlates of Consciousness
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position to join a large-scale collaborative project (“Accelerating Research on Consciousness”) focused on testing two major theories of consciousness: global neuronal workspace theory (GNWT) and integrated information theory (IIT). Funded by a Templeton World Charity Foundation initiative (https://www.templetonworldcharity.org/arc), the project involves several exciting components including adversarial collaboration (team members include Stanislas Dehaene & Giulio Tononi), open science practices (pre-registration, data sharing, internal replications, etc.), and acquisition of large, rich datasets from three different techniques (M-EEG, fMRI, ECoG).
Profile: We are looking for a post-doc with strong background in cognitive neuroscience methods and interests in open science, big data, and big questions, i.e. the neural underpinnings of consciousness.
Eligible qualifications for this position include:
- D. in Physics, Engineering, Cognitive neuroscience, or related discipline
- Thorough knowledge of the technical, theoretical and practical principles of M/EEG, fMRI and EcoG and expertise in signal processing.
- Fluent knowledge in computer programming (languages: Python, Matlab, shell scripting, C++)
- Knowledge of cognitive neuroscience
Knowledge of the French language is not required, but would be a bonus.
The position is funded for three years, with a start date around December 1, 2019. The postdoc will be based in the laboratory of Prof. Stanislas Dehaene at NeuroSpin. In addition to working on the pre-registered experiments and planned analyses, there will be many opportunities to explore independent questions using these same datasets. Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience are particularly encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience.
To apply, submit a CV, contact information for 2-3 references, and a cover letter highlighting relevant research experiences and interests directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Accelerating Research on Consciousness” in the headline. Please apply before September 30, 2019.
NeuroSpin is France’s advanced brain-imaging center – a building entirely dedicated to the understanding of the human brain and the development of neuroscience technologies. Five laboratories currently share their expertise on site and provide a stimulating research environment. NeuroSpin hosts 8 state-of-the-art neuroimaging systems including three human MRIs (3T, 7T, and soon a world-record 11.7 Tesla), three animal MRIs (7T, 11.7T and 17.T), an MEG system, and a 3-photon imaging system. The MEG is a 306-channel system (Neuromag/Elekta) typically paired with EEG (native + EGI) and eye-tracking (Eyelink 1000 SR Research).
NeuroSpin teams develop advanced post-processing tools for structural image processing (BrainVisa), fMRI data analysis (Nipy, Nilearn), diffusion imaging (Connectomist), and M/EEG analysis (MNE Python). A 150-terabyte data archiving system, a large local computer cluster and access to the new CEA supercomputer are available. Neurospin’s environment also benefits from the new NeuroPSI building, dedicated to fundamental neuroscience and opening in 2019.
- POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE
Confidence, noradrenaline and adaptive learning
Supervisor and contact Dr Florent MEYNIEL
In a changing world, learning must be adaptive, flexibly adjusting the balance between new data and prior estimates. How does the brain strike this balance? In this project, we explore the possibility that the shaping of brain-scale dynamic interactions by noradrenaline may implement a confidence-weighting of information that is key to adaptive learning. We use an integrated application of computational modeling (Bayesian learning models), behavioral data, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) targeting the locus
coeruleus (a noradrenergic center) or magnetoencephalography (MEG), and pupillometry.
PhD in neuroscience, psychology or machine learning with good programming skills. You will be responsible for conducting experiments (behavior, fMRI or MEG), analyzing data, and disseminating the results at conferences and in journal articles.
Work place and environment
The lab is at NeuroSpin, Paris-Saclay campus, France, part of the CEA (Commissariat à l’Enérgie Atomique). Dr Florent MEYNIEL is the head of the computational brain team (more info here) which itself is part the Laboratory of cognitive neuroimaging (more info here) directed by Prof. Stanislas DEHAENE.
NeuroSpin is a top-notch brain imaging center, equipped will an MEG system (Elekta, Neuromag), and several MRI scanners for human (3T Prisma, 7T, and 11.7T), all research-only. The community at NeuroSpin is very stimulating, combining MRI physicists, machine learning experts (lab of Bertrand Thirion) and cognitive neuroscientists.
Duration and dates
Two years, fully funded. Preferred starting date: January 2020, but sooner or later is also possible.
Please send your CV via email to Florent Meyniel, a research statement (what you like and want to do) and the contact details for two reference letters.
Deadline for application: September 30th, 2019
According to the CEA standards. Commensurate to experience.
Dr. Florent Meyniel
INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit
CEA ParisSaclay / DRF / Joliot / NeuroSpin
Bat. 145 – Point Courrier 156
F-91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex FRANCE