Postdoctoral Researcher in Neuroscience

University of Bern Institute of Computer Science


Postdoctoral Researcher in Neuroscience
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A 2-year postdoc position is available for a researcher with an interest in cognitive neuroscience, electroencephalography (EEG), and machine learning.

The position will be based at the University of Bern, in Switzerland, between the Institute of Computer Science and sitem-insel, under the supervision of Athina Tzovara. Our group is studying the neural mechanisms underlying predictive processes in humans. We are using high-density EEG, MEG and ECoG recordings, in combination with machine learning and computational modeling techniques.

The open postdoc position will study the neural and computational mechanisms that allow humans to anticipate the outcome of their decisions. Being able to plan future decisions and anticipate their outcome is a crucial cross-species skill for survival. However, the temporal dynamics and computational processes underlying this neural ability in humans are underexplored.

To address this question, the selected candidate will design novel EEG experiments and use signal processing and machine learning tools to analyze EEG data. This position could be ideal for candidates with a background in computer science and a strong interest in neuroscience, or with a background in neuroscience, but with strong computational and programming skills.
  • PhD in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, or a related discipline
  • Experience with machine learning / computational modeling
  • Experience with recording and analyzing electroencephalography (EEG) data is an advantage
  • Programming skills in python or matlab
What we offer
  • Funding for 2 years following regulations of the University of Bern
  • Access to high-density scalp EEG and ECoG recordings
  • Interdisciplinary & international research environment
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The first review of applications will begin on the 2nd December 2020 . If you are interested, please send one pdf document including your CV, a statement of research interests, and the name and contact details of two referees to: Athina Tzovara:

Informal inquiries are welcome.

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