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PhD position: cracking the code of auditory perception during sleep using modern closed-loop engineering methods (M/F)

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Date Limite Candidature : mercredi 5 avril 2023

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Informations générales

Intitulé de l'offre : PhD position: cracking the code of auditory perception during sleep using modern closed-loop engineering methods (M/F) (H/F)
Référence : UMR6174-JEAAUC-006
Nombre de Postes : 1
Lieu de travail : BESANCON
Date de publication : mercredi 15 mars 2023
Type de contrat : CDD Doctorant/Contrat doctoral
Durée du contrat : 36 mois
Date de début de la thèse : 1 septembre 2023
Quotité de travail : Temps complet
Rémunération :
Section(s) CN : Information sciences: processing, integrated hardware-software systems, robots, commands, images, content, interactions, signals and languages

Description du sujet de thèse

The Femto Neuro group, FEMTO-ST Institute in Besançon, France and the Cognitive Biopsychology and Methods lab, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, are seeking applications for a fully-funded PhD position (3 years) about the application of closed-loop control engineering techniques to the analysis of human sensory electrophysiology data during sleep. The position will be based primarily in Besançon, France, and include a research stay in Fribourg, Switzerland.

Contexte de travail

The successful applicant will join the FEMTO Neuro group, a small, recently-established interdisciplinary group of scientists (currently 2 PIs, one postdoc, two PhD students) exploring control-systems approaches to the analysis of human sensory electrophysiology in health and disease. The Femto neuro group is part of the larger System Data Science team, a concentration of 7 faculty working on data-driven analysis, pronostic and health management of natural, industrial and environmental systems (head: Prof. Jean-Marc Nicod), and based in the Department of Automation and Robotics, FEMTO-ST Institute in Besançon, France.

Work in the Neuro group is both experimental (we collect our own EEG and behavioural data) and computational (we build our own software methods), with a strong focus on clinical applications (see our recent work here). The group also has a strong focus on open science, and develops and maintains a number of free, open-source research software which are made available for the research community. In Besançon, the PhD candidate will be supervised by Dr Jean-Julien Aucouturier (Directeur de recherche CNRS).

This project also includes a research secondment at the Cognitive Biopsychology and Methods lab, Dept of Psychology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, where the PhD application will be co-supervised by Prof. Björn Rasch. It is anticipated that system development and awake EEG will be developped in Besançon, and sleep EEG data will recorded in Fribourg.

Contraintes et risques

No particular risk or constraint linked to the position (office work, occasional travel for conferences or scientific events)

Informations complémentaires

The ideal applicant for this position holds a Master of Science with a background either in control engineering/bioengineering and an interest in neuroscience, or in neuroscience with a strong interest in computational methods (e.g., computational neuroscience, psychophysical data modeling). The project offers the best training potential for applicants who already have experience analysing awake/sleep EEG data, and have a solid programming background in Python, R or Matlab.

Important notice: because the position is funded by a Marie Sklodowska-Curie action, there are strict mobility rules of eligibility for this position. Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the last 36 months before the date of recruitment, i.e. between Sept. 2020 and Sept. 2023.