The position is funded for two years by the National Agency for Research (ANR).
Expected starting date: October 2017, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.
The project will aim at identifying the neural substrates of sensorimotor functions underlying saccadic eye movements and visual perception. This objective will be addressed using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in healthy human volunteers, using a 3.0 T Siemens scanner equipped with an EyeLink1000 device at the Lyon neuroimaging center (CERMEP).
The post-doctoral fellow will develop and run new neuroimaging protocols based on saccadic tasks with gaze-contingent visual stimulation, perform advanced analyses (activation studies, MVPA, functional connectivity, DCM …), synthesize results at the group level, and write reports and scientific articles.
Required trainings and skills:
*Ph.D. in Behavioral or Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, Engineering or related field *Autonomy in programming in MATLAB, Python or C *Experience in building and running fMRI protocols, and imaging analysis software (SPM, BrainVoyager, FSL, …) *Knowledge on oculomotor control, visual perception and/or spatial attention will be a bonus *Fluency and solid writing skills in English are expected. French is not a requirement.
- CV including a brief (1 page) summary of previous research
- Short letter of motivation describing research interests
- Name of three colleagues who could provide a letter of recommendation
Additional Salary Information: The position follows standard French salaries at University of Lyon (UCBL1), with a net salary between 1 800 and 2 200 per month (depending on training, degree & experience) including social benefits and French health insurance.
Since January 2011, the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (CRNL) (https://crnl.univ-lyon1.fr, email@example.com) is a research Unit in Neurosciences, funded by the following institutions : INSERM, CNRS, University of Lyon and University of Saint-Etienne. CRNL integrates the multidisciplinary expertise of 380 members (14 teams) for a synergistic approach of brain organization, cognitive functions and mental states, and of related brain disorders.