PHD candidate position at the BCBL - Neurodevelopmental basis of metacognition

BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language
September 01 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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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


Interested candidates should submit their application for “ PhD 2017 - Neurodevelopmental basis of metacognition” by going to the following link: 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, and  David Soto,


Application Deadline: Sept 30th 2017


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