28 Sep 2023Job Information
Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière
First Stage Researcher (R1)
29 Feb 2024 - 10:10 (Europe/Paris)
Type of Contract
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
As soon as possible
At Paris 13 ème
The Paris Brain Institute (ICM) is a private foundation recognized as being of public utility, whose purpose is fundamental and clinical research on the nervous system. On the same site, 800 researchers, engineers and doctors cover all the disciplines of neurology, with the aim of accelerating discoveries on the functioning of the brain and the development of treatments for diseases such as: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, depression, paraplegia, tetraplegia, etc.
How do brains of social beings make sense of their societies ?
The Neurophysiology of Social Cognition Group at the Paris Brain Institute led by Julia Sliwa is looking for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher interested in studying the neural basis of social cognition. We are investigating the neural and neuronal mechanisms that represent monkey social network structure and transform social percepts into social knowledge. We use a combination of ethological tests in primates, neuroimaging (fMRI), neurophysiology, and large datasets analyses to pursue these questions : www. sliwalab.org
In these projects, the highly motivated postdoctoral researchers will bridge novel approaches to examine brain networks at play during social perception and social cognition. In one project, one postdoc will work on the neural representation of social network in the brain of primates from a semi-free ranging group and combining neuroimaging with ethological tests and large datasets analyses. In a second project, one postdoc will investigate how different sensory modalities, including the understudied senses of olfaction and touch, give rise to same social concepts about individuals by using a combination of neuroimaging and neurophysiology. These approaches would be a first step to begin understanding the neural mechanisms underpinning the creation of social concepts in primates.
The 2 projects lie at the intersection between neuroscience, ethology and large data sets analysis. They will be perfectly fitted for outstanding and highly motivated postdoctoral researchers (w/m) who share a passion for neuroscience, data science, primate societies. Candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience or related field, and prior experience, evidenced by a publication or preprint, in in vivo neurophysiology or fMRI in non-human primates, strong quantitative, programming (Python, Matlab or a similar language), and experimental skills. International applications are welcome. A good command of English is required, fluency in French is not requested.
The positions are available starting November 2023 with an initial appointment for 3 years. Start-dates are flexible. Extensions beyond 3 years are possible. The positions are fully-funded by an ERC Starting Grant (NEURO-SOCIETY, PI : Sliwa) and an ANR grant. Competitive salaries will be offered. The applicants will be able to apply for personal fellowships if they wish so (HFSP, Marie- Sklodowska Curie, etc.).
Candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, representative publications, and the names and contact information of two references who are able to comment on their academic background and who have agreed to be contacted to [email protected]. Applications will be considered until December 2023. Informal enquiries are welcome to [email protected].Requirements
PhD or equivalent
A PhD in neuroscience or related field, and prior experience, evidenced by a publication or preprint, in in vivo neurophysiology or fMRI in non-human primates, strong quantitative, programming (Python, Matlab or a similar language), and experimental skills. International applications are welcome. A good command of English is required, fluency in French is not requested.
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Institut du Cerveau
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