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PhD in neurosciences H/F

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General information

Reference : UMR5229-LIUPAP-004
Workplace : BRON
Date of publication : Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Scientific Responsible name : Liuba Papeo
Type of Contract : PhD Student contract / Thesis offer
Contract Period : 36 months
Start date of the thesis : 12 October 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 135,00 € gross monthly

Description of the thesis topic

The candidate will study the development of the visual-attention system in the first months and first years of life. Using experimental eye tracking and electroencephalography (EEG) paradigms, we will seek to understand the temporal dynamics of attention as well as to identify the categories of privileged visual stimuli. We will study infants from 3 to 18 months, children from 2 to 5 years and adults.

Work Context

The babylab is hosted at the ISCMJ, a research center which welcomes twelve teams working in various fields of cognitive neuroscience. The history of the ISCMJ and the successful development of doctoral theses in recent years make it a center of excellence for research and training of students and researchers.
More information on the laboratory is available at
Please note that the institution's website is currently under construction.
More information on the babylab here:

Constraints and risks

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Additional Information

We are looking for a candidate for a doctorate in neuroscience within the ISCMJ, to be filled in early October 2020. Among others teams, the ISCMJ hosts a babylab (, a structure aiming to study the cognitive capacities of infants (3-18 months). Our team currently consists of 9 people.

The selected candidate will work under the supervision of Jean-Rémy Hochmann and Liuba Papeo. Its main tasks will be

- Development of a research project on cognition, pereption or infant attention in agreement with J-R. Hochmann and L. Papeo.
- Preparation of experimental paradigms.
- Data collection.
- Data analysis.
- Writing of thesis and scientific articles.
- Regular participation in team and laboratory meetings

The candidate
The ideal candidate should
- be in possession of a master's degree in psychology, cognitive sciences or neurosciences, or an engineering degree.
- Be very motivated.
- have an excellent relationship contact.
- know how to use IT tools such as Matlab and / or R.
- have impeccable hygiene.
- be punctual, independent, and serious.
- a good command of English is desirable.
- programming skills are a plus

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