PHD candidate position at the BCBL - Neurodevelopmental basis of metacognition

Employer
BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language
Location
Spain
Posted
September 01 2017
Discipline
Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

 




Applications


are invited for a 4-year full-time PhD Studentship in cognitive


neuroscience at the Basque Center on Brain Cognition and Language (BCBL)


in San Sebastian (Spain) to study the development of metacognition in


connection with executive and language control processes in the human


brain. Applicants should have an honours and a Masters degree in


Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computer science, or Neuroscience


and have a strong interest in the key areas of  cognitive neuroscience


that are relevant for the research, coupled with strong computational


skills (e.g., Python, Matlab). Experience with state-of-the art


neuroscientific techniques (e.g., MRI) is highly desirable as well as to


demonstrate an ability to work with pediatric and adult samples. Both


excellent communication skills and command of the Spanish language is a


requirement. The student will receive a stipend of 16.000 € during the


first 2 years and 18.000 € during the last 2 years. Despite the fact


that the position is for 4 years, it is expected that the elected


candidate will apply for predoctoral grants from national and local


funding agencies.


 


The BCBL research facilities include a 3T


Siemens Prisma MRI, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a


baby lab, and several well-equipped behavioral labs including eye


trackers and a computing cluster. There are also excellent technical


support team and research staff. Details of BCBL faculty research


interests and research facilities can be found at http://ift.tt/21UUyx0.


 


Interested candidates should submit their application for “ PhD 2017 - Neurodevelopmental basis of metacognition” by going to the following link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls and upload:


  1. Curriculum vitae

  2. A cover letter/statement describing research interests (4000 characters maximum)

  3. The names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of recommendation

 


For more information, please contact  Kepa Paz-Alonso, p.pazalonso@bcbl.eu and  David Soto, d.soto@bcbl.eu.


 


Application Deadline: Sept 30th 2017




 



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