Project: the project aims at studying the cortical reorganization and plasticity principles associated with real-time neurofeedback-based cognitive brain-machine interfaces to enhance the attentional function in the healthy brain and to restore it in the lesioned brain. This project builds on recent work produced by the host team and opens important applicative as well as fundamental research perspectives. The PI will directly train the candidate, support research success, and provide active mentorship for career development.
The research environment: the ISCMJ is an extremely rich research environment. Its Neuroscience department hosts 7 productive, dynamic research teams, with a strong emphasis on system and cognitive neurosciences. These different teams have strong collaborations between themselves, with the other neuroscience research institutes of Lyon (4 including the ISCMJ), as well as nationally and internationally.
Living in Lyon: Lyon is an extremely active city with rich social and cultural events due to the high density of outstanding universities and engineering schools. It is at less than 2 hours drives from the Alpes’ skiing stations, at 3 hours drive from the Mediterranean sea and 2 hours from Paris by Train.
Funding: two three to four year post-doctoral positions from the European Research Council ERC program are available, starting on the 1st of October 2017.
Applications, including a CV, a detailed statement of skills and research interest, a list of publications, and 2-3 references, should be sent to: Suliann Ben Hamed, CNRS Research Director, team leader, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone : +33(0)437911240.
Profile: the candidate should have hands on experience in one or several of the following experimental skills: 1) multi-electrode single cell recordings and analyses in the awake behaving non-human primate (NPH), 2) fMRI data collection and analyses in the awake behaving NPH, 3) pharmacological intracortical injection experiments in the awake behaving NPH, 4) intracortical microstimulations in the awake behaving NPH. Proficiency in Matlab is required. A background in mathematics or in computational neurosciences are important added values. Motivated doctoral students with outstanding university record and prior experience in integrative neurosciences in NPH can also apply. Excellent written and verbal communication, a focused attitude, and enthusiasm to work intently in a multi-disciplinary team are essential. Applications with no prior experience in NPH or integrative neurosciences are discouraged.
Additional Salary Information: Funding: two three to four year post-doctoral positions from the European Research Council ERC program are available, starting on the 1st of October 2017.