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Postdoctoral position focusing on neurobiological correlates of statistical learning and language at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language – BCBL- (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) is offering a postdoctoral position focusing on neurobiological correlates of statistical learning and language, as part of ERC-funded research project (PI: Ram Frost). The research involves a combination of behavioral and functional brain imaging (MEG, fMRI) experiments in humans. This is an exciting opportunity to work on how the brain detects regularities in sensory input, and how this relates to first or second language learning. The project involves research groups at the BCBL, Hebrew University, and the University of Toronto.

The successful candidate will have a rigorous background in theory driven research, experimental designs, deep knowledge of fMRI and/or MEG data acquisition and analysis, a high level of independence, and a strong publication record.

Individuals interested in undertaking research in the fields described in www.bcbl.eu (research) should apply through the BCBL web page http://www.bcbl.eu/jobs (SL Postdoc 2017)

Deadline July 30th

For more information about the specifics of the position, please contact Ram Frost (ram.frost@mail.huji.ac.il) and for broader information about the BCBL please contact Manuel Carreiras (info@bcbl.eu).

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Pre-doctoral position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)

Applications are invited for a 4-year full-time PhD Studentship in cognitive neuroscience at the Basque Center on Brain Cognition and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastian (Spain).

 Applicants should have an honours and a Masters degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science or another other relevant area and have a strong interest in consciousness and cognitive science coupled with strong computational skills (preferably Python) and experience with state-of-the art neuroscience techniques, in particular fMRI. The student will receive a stipend of 16.000 € during the first 2 years and 18.000 € during the last 2 years. The BCBL research facilities include a 3T MRI, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab, and several well-equipped behavioral labs including eye trackers and a computing cluster. There are also excellent technical support and research staff. Details of BCBL faculty research interests and research facilities can be found at http://www.bcbl.eu/groups.

For further information about the position please contact David Soto, d.soto@bcbl.eu.

Selection of candidates and interviews will be ongoing until the 31st of June, 2017. Please submit your application as soon as possible.

To submit your application please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls, applying for “Pre-doc fMRI 2017 Consciousness” and upload:

  1. Your curriculum vitae
  2. A covering letter outlining your research interests (4000 characters maximum)
  3. The names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of recommendation

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Post-doctoral position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)

Applications are invited for a 2-year full-time post-doctoral position in cognitive neuroscience at the Basque Center on Brain Cognition and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastian (Spain). Applicants should have strong interests in consciousness and cognitive neurosciences coupled with strong computational skills in Python. The main project will use functional MRI to assess the neural correlates of the encoding/maintenance of semantic representations and the learning of new categories and statistical regularities across distinct states of attention and conscious awareness. Experience with state of the art machine learning classification approaches and toolboxes (e.g. PyMVPA, Nilearn, Scikit-learn) is a requirement. Additional expertise in dynamic functional connectivity analyses would be a plus.

The BCBL Center (recently awarded the label of excellence Severo Ochoa) promotes a vibrant research environment without substantial teaching obligations. It provides access to the most advanced behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, including 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma scanner, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab including an eyetracker, two eyetracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs. The BCBL hosts  excellent support staff and research personnel. Details of BCBL faculty research interests and research facilities can be found at http://ift.tt/21UUyx0. Informal inquiries about the post can be directed to David Soto, d.soto@bcbl.eu.

Selection of candidates and interviews will be ongoing until August 15st, 2017. Please submit your application as soon as possible.

To submit your application please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls, applying for “Postdoc fMRI 2017 Consciousness” and upload:

  1. Your curriculum vitae
  2. A covering letter outlining your research interests (4000 characters maximum)
  3. Two letters of recommendation

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PhD candidate position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)

 Applications are invited for a 4-year full-time PhD Studentship in cognitive neuroscience of language at the Basque Center on Brain Cognition and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastian (Spain) to investigate plasticity changes in brain language networks using MEG in patients that undergo brain surgery.

 Applicants should have a Masters degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, Computer science, Neuroscience, Engineering, Psychology, or neighbor areas, with a strong interest in the key areas of cognitive neuroscience that are relevant for the research, coupled with strong computational skills (e.g., Python, Matlab). Experience with state-of-the art neuroscience techniques (e.g., MEG, EEG, MRI) is highly desirable but not mandatory.

The BCBL research facilities include a 3T Siemens Prisma MRI, a whole-head Elekta MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab, and several well-equipped behavioral labs including eye trackers and a computing cluster. There is also an excellent team of technical support and research staff. Details of BCBL faculty research interests and research facilities can be found at http://www.bcbl.eu/

Deadline July 30th

 We encourage immediate applications as the selection process will be ongoing and the appointment may be made before the deadline.

To submit your application please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/jobs applying for PhD MEG 2017 and upload:

1. Your curriculum vitae
2. A cover letter/statement describing your research interests (4000 characters maximum)
3. The names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of recommendation

 For more information, please contact the Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras (m.carreiras@bcbl.eu).

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RESEARCH FACULTY POSITIONS at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) together with IKERBASQUE (Basque Foundation for Science) offer 3 permanent IKERBASQUE Research Professor positions in the following areas:

-Language acquisition

- Any area of Language processing and/or disorders with advanced experience in MRI

- Any area of Language processing and/or disorders with advanced experience in MEG

The BCBL Center (recently awarded the label of excellence Severo Ochoa) promotes a vibrant research environment without substantial teaching obligations. It provides access to the most advanced behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, including 3 Tesla MRI, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab including eyetracker, EEG and NIRS, two eyetracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs. There are excellent technical support staff and research personnel (PhD and postdoctoral students). The senior positions are permanent appointments.

We are looking for cognitive neuroscientists or experimental psychologists with a background in psycholinguistics and/or neighboring cognitive neuroscience areas, and physicists and/or engineers with fMRI or MEG expertise. Individuals interested in undertaking research in the fields described in http://www.bcbl.eu/research/lines/ should apply through the BCBL web page (www.bcbl.eu/jobs). The successful candidate will be working within the research lines of the BCBL whose main aim is to develop high-risk/high gain projects at the frontiers of Cognitive Neuroscience. We expect high readiness to work with strong engagement and creativity in an interdisciplinary and international environment.

Deadline June 30th, 2017.

We encourage immediate applications as the selection process will be ongoing and the appointment may be made before the deadline.

Only senior researchers with a strong record of research experience will be considered. Women candidates are especially welcome.

To submit your application please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/jobs applying for Ikerbasque Research Professor 2017 and upload:

1. Your curriculum vitae.
2. A cover letter/statement describing your research interests (4000 characters maximum).
3. The names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of recommendation.

Applicants should be fluent in English. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Basque will be considered useful but is not compulsory.

For more information, please contact the Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras (m.carreiras@bcbl.eu).

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