are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship to support computational
neuroscience and neuroimaging (fMRI and MEG) research at the Danish
Neuroscience Centre (DNC), Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus
University Denmark. The project, funded by a grant from Lundbeckfonden (https://www.lundbeckfonden.com/),
will investigate the influence of arousal and visceral signalling on
perceptual decision-making and metacognition using computational
neuroimaging of healthy participants. The postdoc will be primarily
based within the Embodied Computation Group (ECG) at the Centre of
Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN), which is fully supported
by the multidisciplinary and multiscale facilities of the the DNC.
Further, as part of the work will be carried out in collaboration with
Professor Ray Dolan at the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational
Psychiatry and Ageing (https://www.mps-ucl-centre.mpg.de/en),
the fellowship will also include an honorary contract and affiliation
at UCL. The position is advertised for an initial duration of 1 year,
with possibility of extension. Eligible candidates are expected to start
on June 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Additional
information regarding this position can be obtained by contacting Dr.
Micah Allen, head of the ECG at Aarhus University and Cambridge
The project will involve large-scale neuroimaging of healthy participants as they complete psychophysical tasks measuring metacognitive and perceptual learning. The postholder’s research duties will therefor require 1) development and piloting of psychophysical measures of metacognition and interoception, 2) development and maintenance of open access code and data libraries via github, 3) execution and oversight of large-scale data collection including participant recruitment, screening, and testing, and 3) computational modelling of behavioral and neuroimaging data. The candidate will be supported in these activities by other ECG postdocs, PhD students, and full-time research assistants. As the position is focused on task development and computational modelling in an open science environment, demonstrated expertise (ideally documented in a Github library or similar) with R, Matlab, and/or Python are strictly required. Expertise with psychophysical methods and code libraries (e.g., PsychoPy, Psychtoolbox, or similar) is strongly desired. Prior experience with interoception, neuroimaging, and/or psychophysiology desired but by no means required.
is an international, multidisciplinary research centre based within the
Danish Neuroscience Centre at the Institute for Clinical Medicine,
Aarhus University, Denmark. Investigators at CFIN are supported by
state-of-the-art research-dedicated cognitive neuroscience facilities
including 306-channel TRIUX MEG system (Elekta Neuromag), fMRI systems
(Siemens PRISMA 3T, magnetom Skyra 3T), PET, navigated TMS, EEG,
eye-tracking, electrogastrography, and other physiological recording
equipment, together with dedicated parallel processing computing
Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at the PhD level, in a relevant subject area such as cognitive neuroscience, computer science, biomedicine, or psychology. Additionally, the following skills and prior experiences are strongly desired:
- Expertise developing perceptual decision-making and psychophysical tasks.
- Demonstrated experience with open-source code repositories, preferably github.
- Computational modelling of decision-making, such as reinforcement-learning or hierarchical Bayesian approaches.
- A strong track record of scientific publication in international journals.
The candidate will also coordinate other collaborative projects within the ECG and at CFIN more generally, and as such should have excellent interpersonal skills and an interest in facilitating a collaborative research environment through supervision of students and RAs.
All applications must be made online and received by:
May 1st, 2019.
Terms of employment
- Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.
- Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
- The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
- Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
- Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.
Your application must include the following:
- Motivated application
- Curriculum Vitae
- A list of publications
- A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
- A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
- References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
- Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.
The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.
Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.
University offers a broad variety of services for international
researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and
career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about
entering and working in Denmark here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here.
Questions about the position?
Micah Galen Allen Associate professor, AIAS-COFUND Fellow, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about application and proces?
Deadline: Wednesday 1 May 2019 at 23:59 CEST
Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019