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Reference : UMR8002-MARWIL-001
Workplace : PARIS 06
Date of publication : Friday, April 30, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 September 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between 2728 and 3892€ brut/month
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
The post holder will carry out research investigating cortical organisation using large-scale MRI datasets. The project aims to develop and test new approaches to characterising the relationship between cortical structure and the spatial arrangement of higher-order cognitive functions. Specific studies may include comparing novel measures of cortical geometry with meta-analytic databases of brain function, interindividual variability in cognitive abilities, and group comparisons using data acquired from individuals with sensory deficits.
The post holder will combine responsibilities for carrying out research projects and developing analytic pipelines — helping to establish analysis tools and providing guidance to other team members. Applicants should be proficient in MRI data analysis.
This position is embedded within the European Research Council (ERC)-funded project 'Cortical gradients of functional integration', and will report to the project PI, Daniel Margulies. It is split between The Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition Center (INCC; CNRS & Université de Paris, UMR8002; 45 rue des Saints-Pères, 75006, Paris, France) and The Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) at the University of Oxford. Based at the University of Paris, the post holder will have the opportunity to work across both groups and benefit from shared resources.
The successful applicant will ideally begin the position on September 1, 2021, however, the start date can be amended based on individual needs.
● Conduct high-quality scientific research
● Establish data processing protocols
● Lead the aggregating and cleaning of appropriate data
● Promote the culture of open science in the lab and document and share code and research tools
● Disseminate research results through scientific publications and making tools openly available
● Provide methodological guidance to other team members
● Help innovate how the team works on scientific problem solving
● Ability to take an independent approach to completing project goals while working remotely
● Ability to thrive in a remote work setting and excel at initiating and carrying out collaborations and communicating effectively with colleagues and collaborators
● Contribute to the academic life of the group through attendance and presentation at seminars, journal clubs, meetings and undertaking training, as appropriate
● Undertake other duties in the department from time to time as determined commensurate with the grade and responsibilities of this post, and any other reasonable request
● Hold a PhD/DPhil ideally in cognitive sciences, computer science, neuroscience, psychology, or other related discipline together with relevant experience
● Extensive experience with structural and functional MRI data analysis
● A proven high level of technical competence in neuroimaging analysis techniques
● Extensive expertise and experience using Python
● Previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations ideally with a track record of high-quality research publications
● Excellent communication skills in English, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings
The Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition Center (INCC) is part of the CNRS and the University of Paris. It is a multidisciplinary research center that brings together various approaches in neuroscience. Its researchers are focused on disciplines as diverse as psychology, movement science, medical science, engineering, physics, neurophysiology and biology. The post holder will carry out their role in partnership with the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) at the University of Oxford. WIN aims to bridge the gap between laboratory neuroscience and human health, by performing multi-scale studies spanning from animal models through to human populations. This opportunity will allow the post holder to gain experience with two leading institutions in the field of cognitive neuroscience.
Constraints and risks
Occasional travel may be a part of the role. If certain constraints due to Covid-19 are lifted, this may include collaboration meetings, workshops, and international conferences abroad.
All interested candidates should follow the application link at the top of the page. Please be prepared to include a letter of motivation and a CV. The selected candidate will be invited for a remote interview using videoconferencing if meeting in person is not possible.
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