postdoc job available at Glasgow

Klaus Kessler k.kessler at PSY.GLA.AC.UK
Thu Mar 22 11:35:21 CET 2007

Dear all, if you are looking for a postdoc position and would like to work 
with MEG, EEG, TMS and eye tracking, then you might be interested in the 
position below.



Salary: £23,002 - £25,889 / £25,889 - £31,840 (depending on experience and 

REF 13147/DPO/A3

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work with 
Dr Marie-Helene Grosbras and Dr Klaus Kessler on projects using 
magnetoencephalography (MEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). 
MEG experiments will aim at identifying cortical networks involved in 
cognitive processing and analyzing the underlying connectivity (coherence, 
synchronization). Functional hypotheses will then be tested by means of TMS 
and simultaneous eye tracking (ET). Future work may also include TMS during 
EEG recordings. Research projects focus on visual attention, vigilance, 
consciousness and action observation.

You will have the opportunity to: contribute to the design of experiments; 
collect data with state of the art systems; develop, validate and apply 
cutting edge techniques to analyse brain signals in the time and frequency 
domain; search for solutions to the inverse problem in order to identify 
processing networks. Finally, this will also give you the opportunity to 
apply your skills in writing scientific articles for high impact journals.

For at least two years you will be part of a successful team of researchers 
in Glasgow who work on related topics. The current creation of a Centre for 
Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi) within the Department of Psychology is a 
strategic priority of Glasgow University. Equipment will include a 3T fMRI 
scanner, a MEG system, two TMS systems with frameless stereotaxy, and 
several EEG systems – including fMRI compatible systems, providing a 
comprehensive platform of complementary, state-of-the-art brain imaging 
facilities dedicated to Cognitive Neuroscience research. The centre is 
scheduled to be opened in autumn.

This post is initially available from 1 May 2007 for 2 years.
You will be qualified, with a PhD, or equivalent, in Psychology, 
Neuroscience, Bioengineering, Physics or a related discipline. Experience 
with MEG/EEG, TMS and/or eye tracking is highly desirable. Programming 
skills (preferably with MATLAB) and experience with signal analysis in the 
time-frequency domain (including phase coherence/ synchronisation) is also 
highly desirable. Salary scale will depend on qualifications and 
experience. Finally you should have a strong interest in developing your 
own scientific programme and pursuing a research career.

Informal enquiries may be made to Marie-Helene Grosbras (+44 (0)141 330 
5264; m.grosbras at or Klaus Kessler (+44 (0)141 330 4774; 
k.kessler at

For further details about the post and how to apply:

see our web site at or contact Clare 
Alexander, Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ (+44 (0)
141 330 5090, c.alexander at  Closing date: 16 April 2007.


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