FUNDED POSTDOCTORAL POSITION– Brain Rhythms and Cognition Group

at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain)

  • Position: Post-doctoral researcher
  • Researcher Profile: R2, Recognized Researcher (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent) / R3, Established Researcher (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)
  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Project: Open within the Brain Rhythms and Cognition Group (BCBL)
  • Location:  Spain > Donostia-San Sebastian
  • Research Field: Cognitive Neuroscience > (M)EEG > Brain Oscillations
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours per week: 35
  • Starting date: ASAP                    

Information about the position: The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language – BCBL- (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) is offering one 2-year funded Postdoctoral opportunity. The selected candidate will participate in a project focused on real-time closed-loop technology and language processing. Specifically, the candidate will work on the development of advanced electro-magnetoencephalography (MEEG) pipeline for real-time data analysis in natural speech perception. The selected candidate must have excellent programming skills using Matlab or Python and experience using machine learning models. Additional experience WITH MEEG will be a plus.

Job description: The successful candidate will work with the PIs and potentially with other postdocs in the Brain Rhythms and Cognition Group. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program that complements the Group’s focus.

PI and research group: Dr. Nicola Molinaro ( and Dr. Manuela Ruzzoli (



Required skills:

  • Applicants should have PhD (or nearly completed) in in Electrical/Telecommunication Engineering, Information Technology, Cognitive Neuroscience and/or related areas.
  • The applicants must demonstrate excellent communication skills in English.
  • Machine learning and computational modelling knowledge.

Desirable skills:

  • Methodological skills (e.g., noninvasive neuroimaging, MEG/EEG)
  • Technical skills related to the manipulation of auditory stimuli (e.g., Praat)



Salary: Gross salary € 28.000 - € 30.000  

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



Language policy

  • The corporative language at the Center is English.
  • The center provides initial-level Spanish and Basque lessons to all international staff members.
  • The interview will be conducted entirely in English.



Submission of the application and documentation:

To submit your application, please follow this link:  applying for Postdoc_IKUR_2023_BRC” and attach the following documentation:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement outlining research interests and motivation to apply for the position
  • Two letters of recommendation


Application process timetable:

The application deadline is March 1st 2023. Interviews with selected candidates are expected to take place between the 6 and the 10 of March.


Contact details for enquiries: