Germany/Spain:2 Marie Curie Ph.D. positions (Magdeburg and Barcelona) for Physics or Math Graduates.
Description: Holders of these positions will apply a novel approach to functional connectivity based on modeling whole brain dynamics, constrained by DTI fiber tracking and resting state fMRI. In addition, they will develop visual paradigms to monitor the spontaneous evolution of visual perception (shifts of selective attention, reversals of appearance of multi-stabel displays) and will predict the associated brain dynamics from the model.
Visual psychophysics and functional imaging will be carried out in the group of Prof. Jochen Braun, Magdeburg, computational modeling in the group of Prof. Gustavo Deco, Barcelona.
Eligibility: The successful candidate will have an MSc or equivalent degree (or be currently working towards one) in neuroscience, physics, mathematics, or computer science. Experience in acquisition and analysis of function MRI data and knowledge of Matlab is desirable, but not required. A deep interest in formal models of neural activity and perceptual performance is essential.
Duration: The position is available from 1st April 2014 for a period of three years.
To Apply: Applicants should include a CV, a brief statement of research experience and interests, academic achievements and names of two referees. Please send your application electronically as a single pdf file to Prof Jochen Braun (email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org) quoting reference number Indirea/2013.