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8 PhD positions in Neuroimaging, Europe


fMRI is a fast developing technique that permits addressing core questions in
cognitive neuroscience in the human brain. The future of this technique resides
in pushing hardware to permit ultra-high field scanning at superior spatial
resolution, developing advanced data analysis, and combining the technique with
other approaches, including EEG, TMS, PET, as well as pharmacology and molecular
biology. These goals are pursued by a consortium of 4 partners consisting of
Maastricht University (Brain Imaging Centre), Research Centre Juelich (MR
Physics), University of Liege (Cyclotron Research Centre) and Glaxo-Smith-Kline
(Clinical Imaging Centre London). Funding comes from a Marie-Curie Initial
Training Network grant.

To advance research goals at the consortium, we are looking for applicants who
(1) show a drive to investigate a core question in cognitive neuroscience which
can be theoretical (e.g., perception, attention, memory) or more clinical in
nature (e.g., dementia, neurofeedback in locked-in patients); (2) are motivated
to use and/or help engineer cutting-edge methods of data acquisition (physics)
and data analysis; (3) enjoy the (technical) challenges of working in an
integrative, multidisciplinary environment. Relevant backgrounds include
engineering, physics, mathematics, advanced statistics and data analysis,
molecular biology, software programming, computational modelling, and cognitive
neuroscience. The ideal candidate combines skills from several of these

We offer a unique, integrative research environment where world-leading
scientists will integrate accepted applicants into their research teams. A 1.5y
training programme has been set up to offer additional, high-level training in
all domains relevant for the research (for an overview of all offered courses:

The Marie Curie- Initial Training Network 'Methods in Neuroimaging' graduate
school offers:
- 3 PhD positions and 1 Post-doc position in biophysics and MR physics at
Research Centre Juelich (Germany)
- 3 PhD positions and 1 Post-doc position in brain imaging data acquisition and
analysis (combination of methods) at Brain Imaging Centre, Maastricht University
(The Netherlands)
- 2 PhD positions in the field of brain imaging data acquisition and analysis
(combination of methods) at Cyclotron Research Centre, Université de Liège

Representative project descriptions can be found here:
http://www.psychology.unimaas.nl/images/pdf_files/Project descriptions.pdf
Although there is some flexibility in the research topics, applicants should
select their preferred projects.

Research Field
Neurosciences - Other

All recruited researchers are Marie Curie fellows and will profit from all Marie
Curie benefits, including travel, living, mobility and career exploratory

Comment/web site for additional job details
Application files (sent by mail) should include:
- Motivation letter (please state your fields/projects of interest)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Certified transcripts Master
- two recent reference letters send directly by the referees via mail
- all non-native English speakers have to pass the academic IELTS (minimum
score: 7.5) or TOEFL internet-based (minimum score: 113)
- Application deadline: July 15th 2010

Please contact Els Merken for further information and/or application
Mailing address : Marie Curie Vacancies t.a.v. Els Merken, P.O. 616, 6200 MD
email: els.merken@...
phone: +31 388 1747


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