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BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language


Research Field: Neurosciences 
Sub Research Field:  

Job Summary

A PhD position is available in the Consciousness group at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language. The successful candidate will perform research on visual confidence and metacognition in childhood. Research methods include psychophysics, computational modeling, and the possibility of brain imaging (i.e. fMRI, MEG) studies. The position will be affiliated with an international network of 9 research labs located throughout Europe.

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Job Description

The successful candidate will receive interdisciplinary training in theories and methods for the study of confidence and metacognition. This includes many network-wide events and other (international) training opportunities.

The BCBL promotes a rich research environment and provides access to the most advanced behavioural and neuroimaging techniques, including 3 Tesla Siemens PrismaFit MRI scanner, a whole-head MEG system, four EEG labs, a fNIRS lab, a BabyLab, two eye-tracking labs, and several behavioural labs. The BCBL also has strong links with local schools to carry out studies in children populations. The BCBL hosts excellent support staff and research personnel. More information about the BCBL can be found at:

PI and research group:

The successful candidate will join the BCBLConsciousness group ( led by Dr. David Soto (, who will also be their main supervisor.


Salary: 31.000€ (without familiy allowance); 35.000€ (with family allowance)

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

BCBL seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support contact us.

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FP7 / PEOPLE / Marie Curie Actions

Research Framework Programme/
Marie Curie Actions
SESAM Agreement Number  

Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Researcher profile First Stage Researcher (R1)  
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 2024-09-01 
Application Deadline 2024-04-07 
How To Apply 

Required Education Level

Required Education Level 1
Degree Master Degree or equivalent 
Degree Field Neurosciences 

Additional Requirements


Candidates should have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience, computer science, psychology, math, or related fields.
You must comply with the Marie Curie Actions mobility rule: the researcher must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the beneficiary (in this case: Spain) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before their appointment.

Specific Requirements

Previous experience with computer programming, or other quantitative experience

Experience with visual psychophysics, fMRI, computational modeling, and/or data analysis