23/12/2021

PhD Candidate - SOCIALIVE

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Université libre de Bruxelles
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Psychological sciencesCognitive science
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/01/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Bruxelles
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The impact of socialization on the refinement of face perception and learning EEG signatures in the infant brain - SOCIALIVE

Project and job description. Adélaïde de Heering from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is currently hiring a PhD student to join her lab and work on SOCIALIVE, a project recently funded by the FNRS. The aim of this research project is to demonstrate the importance of key moments of socialization such as the first schooling experience in how the brain is being shaped at early ages.

Host laboratory. SOCIALIVE will take place at the Center for Research in Cognition and Neurosciences (CRCN), which unites 5 well-connected and internationally oriented research units investigating the human brain from different angles and perspectives. The CRCN houses a fully functional BabyLab equipped with behavioural and neuroimaging facilities (Biosemi system included).

The enrolled PhD student will be part of a larger effort to expand the knowledge we have about the development and plasticity of the human brain. They will be working under the close supervision of Adélaïde de Heering (PI of this project) and be involved in different projects necessitating to recruit, test, analyse and interpret infant behavioural and EEG data around the time they first attend daycare. The FNRS will be fully funding the PhD candidate for 48 months, provided the candidate successfully passes their intermediary exam at 24 months. The net salary is in line with the Belgian legislation (approximately 2000 euros/month) and includes social and medical benefits.

 

 

 

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Benefits

The FNRS will be fully funding the PhD candidate for 48 months, provided the candidate successfully passes their intermediary exam at 24 months. The net salary is in line with the Belgian legislation (approximately 2000 euros/month) and includes social and medical benefits.

Selection process

Application. To apply to this position, please send a CV, a copy of your grades, an application letter (in English) as well as the names and contact information of at least two referees to Adélaïde de Heering. If relevant, a copy of the published scientific paper(s) can also be joined to the application. For further information, please contact the PI by email (adelaide.de.heering@ulb.be).

Deadlines. The provisional submission deadline is January 30, 2022. Later submission might still be considered but will not be guaranteed. Starting date on this call can potentially be postponed up to July 1, 2022.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Psychological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Neurosciences: Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

Eligible applicants are currently enrolled in, or hold, a master’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Sciences, or any related discipline. They show an excellent academic track and are willing to pursue a PhD. Previous experience in neurocognitive developmental studies (infant studies) is particularly appreciated. Prior experience with electroencephalography (EEG), and especially the frequency-tagging approach, as well as computational modeling (e.g., Python, Matlab) is also a plus.

Specific Requirements

Candidates are ideally fluent, or show very good skills, in English (scientific communication) and French (communication with French-speaking parents, daycares, etc.).

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Université libre de Bruxelles
Belgium
Bruxelles
1050
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt 50

EURAXESS offer ID: 722868

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