The Institute of Neuroscience of La Timone (INT) at Aix-Marseille University (http://www.int.univ-amu.fr/?lang=en ) is currently seeking a postdoctoral Research Assistant in macaque fMRI and multi-electrode recordings of auditory cortex. The position is available starting early 2017 for 3 years. Salary is dependent on previous work experience and academic qualifications. The successful candidate will have a PhD in neuroscience or related field and strong prior experience with macaque fMRI and/or electrophysiology.
The project funded by French Agence Nationale de la Recherche aims at investigating the « voice patches » of auditory cortex in awake macaques during controlled auditory stimulation. The voice patches will first be localized via fMRI then multi-electrode recordings will be performed in several patches in parallel to investigate their functional properties and connectivity in the neural coding of speaker identity information. The RA will be in charge of conducting the fMRI and electro-physiological recordings, of performing the corresponding analyses and contributing to writing up the results under the supervision of Drs Pascal Belin (http://www.int.univ-amu.fr/-Banco-) and Thomas Brochier (http://www.int.univ-amu.fr/spip.php?page=equipe equipe=CoMCo lang=en ).
INT is a young research laboratory launched in 2012 by French Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Aix-Marseille Université, the world’s largest francophone university. It is located on the Medical School campus next to the University Hospital and hosts 10 research teams (i.e. about 120 researchers, engineers and students) investigating different fields of integrative neurosciences from spinal and cortical motor control to low- and mid-level perception and regulatory systems of cognition. INT features excellent expertise in non-human primate neuroscience research and privileged access to a research-dedicated 3T PRISMA scanner. Marseille, France’s second largest city, offers a thriving international environment on the Mediterranean with excellent quality of life.
Applications (CV, letter of motivation and two recommendations) should be sent to pascal.belin [ chez ] univ-amu.fr andthomas.brochier [ chez ] univ-amu.fr until January 31, 2017.