POSTDOCTORAL POSITION at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain)  (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) offers a Postdoctoral position in Cognitive Neuroscience. The main project will focus on the  oscillatory correlates of predictive processing with a special focus on neural entrainment phenomena. The successful candidate will be working within the research lines of the Proactive group whose main aim is to develop high-risk/high gain projects at the frontiers of neurocognitive science. The project is based upon a set of MEG experiments that will be designed to unveil the neural mechanism supporting predictive coding and predictive timing across sensory modalities and cognitive domains. The long-term goal is to evaluate the role that such predictive skills play for developmental disorders (such as dyslexia or SLI).

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 an eyetracker, two eyetracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs. There are excellent technical support staff and research personnel (PhD and postdoctoral students). The positions have a term of appointment of 2 years with a possible renewal.We are looking for cognitive neuroscientists, computational modelers, physicists or engineers with EEG/MEG expertise.

Candidates should have a convincing publication track record and familiarity with computing tools (Python/Matlab).

Deadline: January 31st, 2017.

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:, applying for ”Postdoc MEG 2016 Proactive” 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 information about the positions, please contact Nicola Molinaro (


INPhINIT, the new ”la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowship ProgrammeINPhINIT

INPhINIT is a new doctoral fellowship programme devoted to attracting international Early-Stage Researchers to the top Spanish research centres in the areas of Bio and Health Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. INPhINIT is promoted by the “la Caixa” Foundation with the aim of supporting the best scientific talent and fostering innovative and high-quality research in Spain by recruiting outstanding international students and offering them an attractive and competitive environment for conducting research of excellence.

 INPhINIT recruits per call 57 Early-Stage Researchers of any nationality, who enjoy a 3-year employment contract at the Research Centre of their choice among those selected and awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (“Severo Ochoa” centres of excellence and “Maria de Maeztu” units of excellence) and the Spanish Ministry of Health (“Carlos III centres of excellence”). In addition, researchers establish a personal career development plan including trasnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility opportunities, and attend a full range of complementary training courses and workshops.

 INPhINIT relies on the European Commission’s support through the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – COFUND programme to recruit a larger number of researchers and achieve a broader impact, as well as to further pursue the highest standards for research training.

The call is now open and the application period is from November 7th until February 2nd, 2017

 The projects offered by the BCBL for this call are:

  • A predictive coding approach for modeling brain activity
  • Timing in audiovisual speech integration: A neurophysiological assessment for language disorders
  • Clinical applications of multilingualism
  • Tracing the algorithm of bilingual language learning
  • High-resolution atlas of the human thalamus for neuroimaging studies: application to dyslexia
  • Reading development and its disorders
  • Optimization in second language pronunciation
  • A multimodal neuroimaging investigation of cognitive impairment and behavioural abnormalities in Parkinson’s disease: pathophysiology and diagnostic approach
  • Development of novel methods for studying the dynamics of functional brain connectivity with concurrent electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • Advanced spatio-temporal deconvolution algorithms to investigate brain function with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • Developmental trajectories of the neurobiological mechanisms of human consciousness
  • Brain lateralization for language

For further information, please visit the following links:


The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language – BCBL- (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) is offering a postdoctoral position focused on neurocomputational basis of language learning and statistical learning, as part of ERC-funded research project (PI: Ram Frost).

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers studying the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying statistical learning and language learning from behavioural, EEG, MEG, and computational perspectives.  Work undertaken related to this position will contribute to integrating these different perspectives in an explicit neurocomputational framework.  

Candidates with prior training in the computational modeling of psychological and neural processes are encouraged to apply; candidates with prior training in neural network (connectionist / parallel distributed processing) are particularly encouraged to apply.  Applicants able to demonstrate such computational expertise will be considered from the cognitive sciences, broadly construed, including psychology, computational linguistics, computational neuroscience, computer science, machine learning, and cognitive science.  

In addition to strong computational skills, the successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of independence, and a strong publication record.  As part of a broader ERC-funded statistical learning research program, the candidate will also have the opportunity to interact with and (if desired) complete research stays at related research groups at the BCBL, the Hebrew University, and the University of Toronto, so as to better integrate the computational models with related behavioural and neural data.  

 Deadline: February 15th, 2017.

 To submit your application please follow this link:, applying for Computational Postdoc 2016 and upload:

1. A curriculum vitae.
2. A cover letter/statement describing your research interests (4000 characters max).
3. Two reference letters submitted directly by the referees through the outline system.
For more information about the specifics of the position, please contact Ram Frost ( and for broader information about the BCBL please contact Manuel Carreiras (