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The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastián (Basque Country, Spain) is offering a 4-year funded PhD opportunity. The PhD student will work on a research projects with the Consciousness research group. We are developing new protocols to understand the distinction between conscious and non-conscious information processing in the human brain, and its role in guiding cognition and behaviour. Our research encompasses multiple domains, including perceptual selection, learning and memory, and metacognition - our ability to monitor and control our own cognitive processes. We study these topics by combining advanced brain imaging procedures (i.e. real time fMRI) with psychophysical tasks and state-of-the-art computational methods.
Job description: The selected candidate will develop and test novel behavioural paradigms (i.e. psychophysics) and neuroimaging experiments (i.e. fMRI) to investigate consciousness and metacognition. The selected candidate will also have the opportunity to develop original experiments under the supervision and guidance of the PIs. The candidate must have excellent organization and communication skills to contribute towards the dissemination of the results at international scientific conferences (presentations/posters) and peer-reviewed journals.
PI and research group: candidate will form part of the Consciousness research group (https://www.bcbl.eu/en/research/research-groups/consciousness) led by Prof. David Soto (email@example.com), who will be the main supervisor.
Salary: 16.640€ gross/year (year 1 and 2); 17.830€ gross/year 3; 22.290€ gross/year 4
Entitlements and other benefits: https://www.bcbl.eu/en/join-us/what-is-like-to-work-bcbl
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
Potential candidates are invited to take part in the MCIN-Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación; AEI Agencia Estatal de Investigación Call for PhD Students expected for December 2022. Before applying, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the PI(s) of the corresponding project in order to express their interest, discuss their potential fit for the position, and request any clarifications about the position and/or the project. Note that each candidate can apply to only 1 (one) project. The BCBL admin team will support potential candidates within the application process once the MCIN-Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación; AEI Agencia Estatal de Investigación Call for PhD Students is open.
PI: Prof. David Soto (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Marie Curie Actions
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|Type of Contract||Temporary|
|Researcher profile||First Stage Researcher (R1)|
|Hours Per Week||35|
|Company/Institute||BCBL, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language|
|Organization||BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language|
|Organization/Institution Type||Research Laboratory|
|City||Donostia - San Sebatian|
|Street||Paseo Mikeletegi, 69 - 2|
|Phone||+34 943 309 300|
|Fax||+34 943 309 052|
|Envisaged Job Starting Date||2023-09-01|
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