[FieldTrip] Post-doc position in development of cognitive control, Marseille, France
boris.burle at univ-amu.fr
Thu Mar 2 15:19:18 CET 2017
Please find below a post-doc position offer that may be of interest to
Post-doc research position in Developmental Psychology/Cognitive
Neuroscience in Marseille, France
We are seeking for a highly motivated fellow for a 2 years (potentially
renewable) post-doc position to conduct EEG and structural MRI studies
from children to young adults. This position is opened within a larger
project aiming at tracking the development of cognitive control from
childhood to adulthood.
In the first phase of the project so far, we have collected behavioral
data in a large cohort of more than 400 participants (from 5 to 14-years
old) performing conflict tasks. The second phase in which occulometry
(to extract pupil dilatation and eye movement) and electromyography (to
extract the so-called " partial errors") in another group of children
(comparable age-span) is currently being completed. Capitalizing on the
results of the first two phases, the hired fellow will be mainly
involved in the third phase of this project that will study the cortical
components related to executive control maturation. EEG (and EMG) will
be recorded on children performing conflict tasks to track the
maturation of the different electrophysiological markers of executive
control. The same children will undergo a structural MRI scan to get
precise anatomy and connectivity, along with resting state activity. The
recruited fellow will be in charge of the acquisition and processing of
those data. The evolution of the EEG markers and of performance will be
related to the maturation state of the different brain areas of interest
and their connectivity.
Candidates should hold a PhD in cognitive/developmental
psychology/neuroscience. An expertise in either EEG or structural MRI is
required. Having experience with children is a real plus, and if this
experience is in association with one of the two techniques listed
above, that is a major advantage. However, candidates having a strong
background in one of those techniques but no experience with children
are still encourage to apply.
Knowledge of a high-level programming language (python, matlab, R...) is
a real plus.
The daily work language will be english but given the large interactions
with children, non French-speaking applicant would have to speak a
minimum amount of French (French courses can be attended in place).
The project is interdsiciplinary, at the cross road of developmental
psychology, cognitive neuroscience of cognitive control and
neuro-imagery. The recruited fellow will hence interact with researchers
in the three domain. Besides, the project in embedded in the vibrant and
second biggest “behavioral and brain sciences” community in France.
State of the art methodologies are accessible (Research dedicated MRI -
Siemens last generation 3T scanner Prisma, MEG, robotized TMS, high
resolution EEG etc...).
Marseille is located in the south of France (Provence), on the shore of
the Mediterranean sea, and is known for his very nice weather and
surrounding: it is bordered by the beautiful “Calanques
<http://www.calanques13.com/>”, the Alp mountains are within 1h30 ride,
and so are the major cultural cities of Provence (Aix-en Provence,
Salary is based on experience according to the CNRS (french National
Center for Scientific Research) rules (and will be around 2000 € netto).
Applications are encouraged immediately, and will remain open until
position is filled. The position is available immediately.
Please send candidatures (and or request for more information) at
boris.burle at univ-amu.fr <mailto:boris.burle at univ-amu.fr> with [Post-Doc
Devel] in the subject of the mail.
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