Postdoc Position in interoception and computational neuroimaging is available at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University, Denmark (Computational Biology, Biomedicine, Neuroscience Jobs)
Deadline to Apply
May 01, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)
|No. of Position(s)||1|
|Research Area||– Cognitive neuroscience|
– Computer science
|Workplace||Department of Clinical medicine|
Centre of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN)
|Contract Period||3 Year|
|Starting date||June 01, 2021|
PhD level, in a relevant subject area such as cognitive neuroscience, computer science, biomedicine, or psychology. Additionally, the following skills and prior experiences are strongly desired:
- Strong expertise with neuroimaging analysis and pipeline development, including functional and/or structural connectivity analyses
- Experience combining neuroimaging and physiological measurements
- Computational modelling approaches to brain and behavior
As the position is focused on task development and computational modelling in an open science environment, demonstrated expertise (ideally documented in a Github library or similar) with R, Matlab, or Python are strictly required. Expertise with task development libraries (e.g., PsychoPy, Psychtoolbox, or similar) is strongly desired. Finally, prior experience with psychophysiology, large-scale imaging datasets, perceptual decision-making, pharmacological imaging, or other similar causal perturbation approaches are desirable but not required.
Responsibilities/ Job Description
The postdoc will be based within the Embodied Computation Group (ECG) at the Centre of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN), which is fully supported by the multidisciplinary and multiscale facilities of the DNC. The project is also carried out in close collaboration with Associate Professors Chris Mathys (IMC), Diego Vidaurre (CFIN), and Francesca Fardo (CFIN), who will co-supervise computational modelling of behavioral and neuroimaging data, and the postdoc will be encouraged to interact across these groups.
How to Apply?
To apply, please click APPLY ONLINE button mentioned above.
Your application must include the following:
- Motivated application
- Curriculum Vitae
- A list of publications
- A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
- A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
- Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
- Strategic research plan can be uploaded
- Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded
- References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
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About Research project
The successful candidate will conduct computational neuroimaging studies investigating the links between interoception, brain-body interaction, and decision-making. This includes the development of data analysis and modelling pipelines for our large-scale neuroimaging (N ~ 400) dataset, and the independent development of smaller scale neuroimaging studies using MEG and/or fMRI. These smaller studies could investigate the neural mechanisms underlying interoceptive and exteroceptive perceptual decision-making, metacognition, and/or emotion, possibly with pharmacological or other causal perturbations such as transcranial vagal nerve stimulation, with the applicant taking a leading role in their design and execution.
As such, the successful applicant will have strong skills in neuroimaging and behavioral data analysis, and a passion for developing and carrying out hypothesis-driven neuroimaging and behavioral studies. The candidate will be supported in these activities by other ECG postdocs, PhD students, and full-time research assistants.
CFIN is an international, multidisciplinary research centre based within the Danish Neuroscience Centre at the Institute for Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark. Investigators at CFIN are supported by state-of-the-art research-dedicated cognitive neuroscience facilities including MRI systems (Siemens PRISMA 3T, Magnetom Skyra 3T), 306-channel TRIUX MEG system (Elekta Neuromag), 16 Optical Pumped Magnetometers (OPMs, FieldLine), PET, navigated TMS, EEG, eye-tracking, electrogastrography, and other physiological recording equipment, together with dedicated parallel processing computing facilities.
- The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.
- All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.
- The yearly base salary for a fulltime postdoc position with minimum 3 years of working experience after achieved MSc degree is DKK 486,969.17 or DKK 512,713.62 with minimum 4 years of working experience after achieved MSc degree. The base salary includes a position related supplement and pension (17.1 %). Additional supplement(s) for special qualifications can be negotiated. Authorisation supplemement(s) will be granted, if relevant for the position. Your local eligible trade union representative at Aarhus University negotiates your salary on your behalf.
Post expires at 8:59am on Sunday May 2nd, 2021 (GMT+9)