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BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language

Funded Postdoctoral Candidate Position– Signal Processing in Neuroimaging group

Research Field: Neurosciences 
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Job Summary

The Signal Processing in Neuroimaging group at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language - BCBL (San Sebastian, Spain) offers a postdoctoral position to investigate and develop novel methods for the acquisition and analysis of neuroimaging and biomedical data. The position is funded for 2 years, plus 1 year based on the starting date and performance. The position is not linked to a specific project, and the candidate could work within any of the current research lines of the group, including:

- Developing advanced signal processing algorithms for the preprocessing, denoising, and analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) with BOLD or ASL, as well as functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).

- Advancing multi-echo fMRI techniques and their application.

- Developing translatable imaging techniques for measuring brain physiology and metabolism (e.g., cerebrovascular reactivity, neurovascular coupling, perfusion, calibrated fMRI) in both healthy subjects and clinical populations (e.g., brain tumors).

- Precision functional mapping (“Dense mapping”) to investigate cognition and brain plasticity in individual subjects.

We also welcome other research proposals that can complement these topics.

Full-time (24/7) access to state-of-the-art neuroimaging facilities and equipment is readily available, including a 3T MRI Siemens Prisma scanner, MR-compatible EEG and eye-tracking Eyelink equipment, NIRx NIRScout fNIRS system.

Job Description

The successful candidate will work with the PI and other members of the Signal Processing in Neuroimaging group and the BCBL. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program that complements the group’s focus. Depending on the candidate’s experience, s/he will also be involved in the supervision of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students working in the group.


Salary: Gross salary € 28.000 - € 30.000

Entitlements and other benefits:

Training opportunities and Career development plan:

Researchers at any stage of their career, regardless of their contractual situation, are given an opportunity for professional development and for improving their employability through access to a Personal Career Development Plan which includes

(1) Training through individually personalized research projects under senior supervision

(2) Exchanging knowledge with the scientific community and the general public

(3) Network-wide training in theory and methods

(4) Complementary training courses

(5) Involvement in proposal writing, task coordination

(6) Development of skills for the organization of training and scientific events

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FP7 / PEOPLE / Marie Curie Actions

Research Framework Programme/
Marie Curie Actions
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Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Researcher profile Recognised Researcher (R2), Established Researcher (R3)  
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week 35  
Company/Institute BCBL, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language 
Country SPAIN 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language 
Organization/Institution Type Research Laboratory 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab  
Country SPAIN 
City Donostia - San Sebatian 
State/Province Gipuzkoa 
Postal Code E-20009 
Street Paseo Mikeletegi, 69 - 2 
Phone +34 943 309 300 
Mobile Phone  
Fax +34 943 309 052 

Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2023-01-02 
Application Deadline 2022-11-30 
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Additional Requirements


Required skills:

PhD in physics, computer science, biomedical or telecommunications engineering, signal processing, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or related areas.
Experience in the acquisition and analysis of neuroimaging and/or biomedical data, preferably functional MRI, ASL, or fNIRS.
Solid programming skills (Python, Matlab, R, Shell scripting).
Good knowledge of mathematics and statistics.
Strong written and spoken English.

Specific Requirements