SBRI Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute - France (Lyon)

POSITION OPEN FOR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute Headline News

Date event : February 28, 2018 - 1:00pm Lab News Published on 01/23/2018 - 9:55am

Profile:

We are seeking candidates to develop ambitious projects in integrative and cognitive neuroscience, using human and/or animal models, in the fields of perception, cognitive function, and behavior. Skills with new methodologies in functional neuroimaging and/or electrophysiology, psychophysics and modelling will be an asset. We are particularly interested in structure-function relations and linking these to large-scale models of the cortex. The applicant will have access to shared technical facilities of the East-Lyon University-Hospital site (CERMEP Life Imaging, SFR-Santé Lyon Est, behavior analysis platforms, etc.), as well as to the facilities of the Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute.

The position includes teaching responsibilities in French and English in Licence and Master degree programs with the perspective of taking over pedagogic responsibilities in the Master 2 program “Neurophysiology of perception and sensory evaluation”. The applicant will have competence in at least one of the following domains: sensory and perceptual analyses, psychology and cognitive neuroscience, including theoretical (sensory and cognitive processing) and methodological (psychophysics multi-dimensional data, statistics and data modeling) expertises.

Host team:

We investigate information processing in the cortical networks underlying visual perception and visuo-motor integration.

We have established the statistical tools for modelling connectivity underlying the hierarchical organization of the cortex, and are exploring the context-dependent processing that this organization suggests. Cortical networks are identified using fMRI, both in human and non-human primates.

Psychophysics allows inference about the computational properties and when coupled with fMRI allows the localization of the sites of these computations in cortical networks.

The fMRI in the monkey makes it possible to understand functional networks in humans in terms of the cellular mechanisms established by studies carried out in the monkey. Developmental, aging and pathological models are also used to explore the independence and interactions of visual functions with performance.

http://www.sbri.fr/team/cortical-architecture-coding-and-perception

 

Applications must contain:
• CV
• List of publications
• 1-page description of major scientific findings

 

Contacts: henry.kennedy@inserm.fr - ken.knoblauch@inserm.fr

 

Deadline to apply: February 28th