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The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastián (Basque Country, Spain) offers a 4-year funded PhD opportunity. The PhD student will work on projects with the Signal Processing in Neuroimaging research group, which focuses on investigating advanced methods for acquiring, preprocessing and analyzing neuroimaging and biomedical data to advance our understanding of human brain function, structure and physiology. The position is not linked to a specific project; for example, it could focus on any of the following topics:
Develop new signal and image processing algorithms for functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and/or functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) for robust mapping of brain activity and connectivity in individual subjects (i.e., precision functional mapping).
Investigate neurovascular processes (e.g., cerebrovascular reactivity, brain perfusion with arterial spin labelling, calibrated fMRI) in healthy subjects and in patients with brain tumors.
Decoding speech and language from the human brain.
Brain lateralization of language.
Job description: The selected candidate will develop an original doctoral research project that will involve running neuroimaging experiments, performing state-of-the-art data analyses, participating in the daily activities of the group, and disseminating the results in international and national scientific conferences, meetings, and peer-reviewed journals. She/he will take advantage of state-of-the-art neuroimaging equipment that is fully available for research at the BCBL (https://www.bcbl.eu/en/infrastructure-equipment). These tasks will be carried out under the supervision and guidance of the PI.
PI and research group: The candidate will form part of the Signal Processing in Neuroimaging research group (https://www.bcbl.eu/en/research/research-groups/signal-processing-neuroimaging) led by Dr. Cesar Caballero-Gaudes (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will also 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: Dr. Cesar Caballero-Gaudes (email@example.com)
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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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