Post-doctoral position in Neuroscience and Behaviour in Ecological Environments - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Roma, IIT@SAPIENZA
Added on: 16/05/2019 - Expires on: 21/06/2019

The Neuroscience and Behaviour Research Line led by Prof. Giandomenico Iannetti is opening a Post-doctoral position for studying the detection of sudden and unexpected sensory events that drive immediate motor behaviour. The successful candidate will be developing experimental paradigms that allow the investigation of human behaviour in ecological environments, capitalising on the available technologies of full-body motion capture, virtual reality, and wireless neurophysiological monitoring.

The laboratory uses psychophysical and neurophysiological approaches to conduct experiments that investigate fundamental questions about human perception and behaviour. For a full publication list please see, and The laboratory is based at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT, in Rome) as well as at University College London (UCL), and it is composed by a truly international team of researchers with complementary expertise in this field, from neurophysiology to cognitive science and computational modelling. In addition, there is the possibility of collaborating with other IIT research groups with a strong track record in computational neuroscience (e.g. Stefano Panzeri’s research line: Therefore, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in an exciting scientific environment.

The candidate should have a strong publication record in systems neuroscience and a keen desire in developing experimental paradigms in ecological environments. Specific expertise in visual psychophysics or computational neuroscience are particularly welcome. Strong analytical skills and coding abilities are highly desirable. The ideal candidate should be very independent and proactive, and suited for collaborative work in a team with senior and junior collaborators, as well as interact with other groups in international networks.

Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience and in line with international standards.

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Please submit your application, including a detailed CV, name and contacts of 2 referees and 3 representative publications in PDF format to and quoting “Post-doctoral position in Neuroscience and Behaviour in Ecological Environments CB 75217” in the subject line.

Applications deadline: June 21, 2019.

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Neuroscience and Behaviour


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