Reference : UMR5292-LEOKOB-001
Nombre de Postes : 1
Workplace : LYON 08
Date of publication : Friday, January 20, 2023
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 March 2023
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2833€ et 4004€ monthly (gross salary), depending on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 5 to 10 years
We are hiring a postdoctoral researcher to work on an ERC Starting Grant project under the direct supervision of Dr. Leonie Koban. The ERC-funded project SOCIALCRAVING (PI: Dr. Leonie Koban) aims at investigating the brain mechanisms of social context effects on food craving and health-related decision-making. To this purpose, we will use a combination of brain imaging, behavioral measures, and machine-learning techniques.
The successful candidate will plan and conduct behavioral and brain imaging (fMRI) experiments, analyze behavioral, physiological, and brain data, interpret and write up the results for publication, and present at scientific conferences. The postdoc is expected to be able to work independently and to contribute to the supervision of Master students in the research project. The postdoc is also expected to attend team meetings, and work together collaboratively with other researchers in the team and beyond.
The postdoctoral researcher should have a doctoral degree in neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, or a related field. Required qualifications are hands-on experience with brain imaging (especially fMRI), experimental design, data analysis and programming (e.g., SPM, MATLAB, Python, R,…), scientific writing (including in English), and very good organization and communication skills. The ideal candidate is able to work independently, is highly motivated, has a strong interest in social and health neuroscience, and excellent skills in quantitative methods, statistics, and project management. Experience in the fields of decision-making, behavioral economics, or food choices/craving is considered a bonus.
The Center for Research in Neuroscience Lyon (CRNL) is part of Inserm, CNRS, and Lyon University, and one of the largest neuroscience institutes in France, providing an excellent and stimulating research environment, with access to state-of-the art brain imaging facilities (two research-dedicated MRI scanners / 1.5 and 3T, hybrid PET-3T MRI, MEG-EEG). The vibrant research community at CRNL and other nearby neuroscience institutes (ISC, SBRI, see LABEX CORTEX) provides many opportunities for discussions and training, including regular seminars and different journal and method clubs.
English is the working language of the team but speaking French or an interest to learn French will be advantageous. People from historically underrepresented groups in academia are especially encouraged to apply.
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