Reference : UMR8248-PASMAM1-004
Workplace : PARIS 05
Date of publication : Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 November 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2600€ and 3600€ gross monthly depending on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
Recent evidence shows that, in adult humans, short-term monocular deprivation induces a counterintuitive shift of ocular dominance in favor of the deprived eye. This indicates that the adult visual cortex retains a degree of homeostatic plasticity higher than previously thought. The neural mechanisms underlying this form of homeostatic ocular dominance plasticity in adulthood are still unclear. The aim of the proposed project is to investigate the impact of short-term monocular deprivation on visual cortical activity at the level of ocular dominance columns in the adult primary visual cortex using functional brain imaging.
Data collection of functional neuroimaging data before and after short-term (2h) monocular deprivation. Analysis of the functional neuroimaging datasets.
PhD in neurosciences or equivalent. Expertise with functional neuroimaging. Experience in analyzing neuroimaging datasets.
The post-doc researcher will work under the supervision of Dr. Claudia Lunghi at the Laboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs (LSP, UMR 8248, Département d'Etudes Cognitives, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris), in the framework of the project HOPLA, funded by the ERC.
Constraints and risks
No risks are associated with the current research.
Please attach a letter of motivation (max. 2 pages), a CV including your publications, and a research proposal (max. 2 pages) to your application. You may write in French or English.
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