We do not currently have any PhD openings.
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Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience
We are currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral position, see details below. We would like to ask all applicants to include a short (3-minute) video-introduction alongside their standard application. This will allow you to tell us a bit more about yourself, your background, motivations, and future plans.
For inquiries and applications please contact:
Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Announcement
The Blanke Lab has an open position for a post-doctoral MRI scholar to design and conduct research on the neural mechanisms of hallucinations and related perceptual and sensorimotor mechanisms. The project uses MRI-compatible robotics (Hara et al., Journal of Neuroscience Methods 2014) and virtual reality (VR) technology in conjunction with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and will investigate the sensorimotor brain mechanisms of robot-induced specific hallucinations (Blanke et al., Current Biology 2014). These robot-induced hallucinations mimic so-called minor hallucinations in patients with PD (but are experimentally controlled) and will be studied in healthy controls and different patient groups suffering from PD. The postdoctoral scholar will apply computational neuroimaging methods that will be developed in close collaboration with the imaging Lab of Prof. Dimitri Van De Ville, also at EPFL. The 3-year project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
The postdoctoral scholar will design and carry out their own research projects and also supervise and coordinate other ongoing fMRI studies of the Blanke Lab. This will include study conception, paradigm development, data collection, and data analysis. Required qualifications include expertise in fMRI analysis, including computational methods and expertise in human neuroscience. The candidate should have a PhD in biomedical engineering, signal analysis, computational neuroscience, physics, or related field and have a keen interest in cognitive-systems neuroscience and strong programming skills (Matlab, Python, etc.).
Applications and any inquiries should be sent to Oliver Kannape ([email protected]) and include a CV, publication list, a 3-minute video stating motivations and qualifications, as well as contact details of two referees.
Projects at MindMaze SA
MindMaze is a R&D company based in Lausanne (Switzerland) that combines immersive virtual reality, brain imaging and robotics to build novel platforms for neurorehabilitation and game training. It is developing unique hardware and software architectures for tailored solutions across diverse applications. Its multidisciplinary team brings together expertise in microelectronics, brain-computer interfaces, computer vision, cognitive neuroscience, virtual reality, robotics, and design for manufacturing and regulatory/quality management for medical devices.
MindMaze is currently offering projects in the following domains:
- Patient data analysis and statistics
- Statistical inference on brain imaging data
- Human body motion tracking
- Database synchronization and cloud architecture
- Graphical user interfaces for medical products
- 3D rendering libraries and drivers
- Embedded hardware (VHDL, microcontroller)
- Industrial design
The students will intensively participate in research and development of hardware, software and expose to medical device regulatory/quality procedures as well as clinical validation under expert supervision. Join the team by writing your interests along with your CV to [email protected] Visit website for more details of the company www.mindmaze.ch