We have an opening for a Postdoc Position:
Analysis of stimulus-induced brain dynamics during naturalistic paradigms
using high-resolution 7-Tesla fMRI
Naturalistic stimuli offer promising avenues for investigating brain function across the rich, realistic spectrum of human experiences. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies of brain activity recorded during naturalistic paradigms have provided new information about dynamic neural processing in ecologically valid contexts, but the complex, uncontrolled nature of such stimuli -- and the resulting, multifaceted fMRI responses that unfold -- present challenges with respect to data analysis and interpretation.
The post-doctorate project will involve first experimental phase: conducting fMRI experiments using a newly established 7T MRI scanner during naturalistic stimulation (auditory-narratives or movies), together with recording physiological measures: pupil size, heart rate, and respiration. (ii) Developing new signal processing methods to disentangle cognitive processing from autonomic responses, and physiological “noise”, targeting memory encoding and retrieval processes.
Another option, is a computational neuroimaging project that will involved modeling and data analysis of memory-related fMRI datasets.
The position is for one year. Following a positive evaluation, the appointment could be extended up to 2 years.
How to apply:
Interested candidates with proven academic record are requested to send their CV and contact details of 3 referees.