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Post-doctoral position Computational Neuroscience, Moreno-Bote Lab

We are looking for excellent post-doctoral candidates with Physics, Mathematics or Machine Learning background, ideally with knowledge of Neuroscience or Computational Neuroscience, and interested in theory and applications. The publication record of the candidate should be very strong in his/her respective discipline.

The candidate will develop state of the art theory and models of primate navigation in virtual 3D environments with detailed optic flow signals, using the tools of stochastic optimal control and RL.

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Application deadline: 03/06/2022

Postdoctoral Researcher - Deco Lab

Post-doctoral research position in the Digital twins for model-driven non-invasive electrical brain stimulation (NEUROTWIN) project. The successful candidate would be integrated in the Computational Neuroscience group (CNS) https://www.upf.edu/web/cns, led by Prof. Gustavo Deco, https://www.upf.edu/web/cns/gustavo, of the Center for Brain and Cognition (CBC) https://www.upf.edu/web/cbc. Candidates with appropriate Computational Neuroscience backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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Application deadline: 08/04/2022

Post-doctoral research position in The Human Brain Project (HBP SGA3)

We seek candidates with solid demonstrable experience (i.e. publications) leading research on whole brain computational modelling applied to different states of consciousness, validating models of global brain states and transitions, simulation of whole-brain network dynamics, developing software, analyzing neuroimaging data, applying machine learning techniques, and in statistical analysis.

The successful candidate would be integrated in the Computational Neuroscience group (CNS) https://www.upf.edu/web/cns, led by Prof. Gustavo Deco, https://www.upf.edu/web/cns/gustavo , of the Center for Brain and Cognition (CBC) https://www.upf.edu/web/cbc. Candidates with appropriate Computational Neuroscience backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This position is financed by the EU H2020 FET Flagship Human Brain Project SGA3 (Grant agreement ID: 945539).

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Application deadline: 01/04/2022

Postdoctoral position in Cognitive Neuroscience: The Emerging Human Brain Cluster

We seek candidates with solid experience leading research on intracortical data (iEEG) analysis by means of dynamic system techniques. Involvement in some organizational and management aspects is expected. The candidate must have:

(1) solid demonstrable experience (i.e., publications) in collection of historical patient data
(2) strong background in application of surgical models
(3) post surgical control through structural imaging
(4) live data collection in epilepsy patients.

The successful candidate will develop the research program entitled “Development of dynamic causal biomarkers based on intracortical EEG and neuroimaging for diagnosis, therapeutic intervention design and therapy monitoring”.

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Application deadline: 23/03/2022

Postdoctoral position in Computational Biomedical Engineering

Research and teaching 3-year postdoctoral position is available at the BCN MedTech Research Unit (https://www.upf.edu/web/bcn-medtech/), Department of Information & Communication Technologies (DTIC) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain.

The candidate will contribute as a researcher in some of our multiple active areas in Computational Biomedical Engineering (CBEM), and as a teacher (80 hours / year) (mainly) in the Biomedical Engineering BSc (https://www.upf.edu/web/etic/bachelor-degree-biomedical-engineering-2016) and CBEM MSc (https://www.upf.edu/web/cbem) degrees at UPF.

The candidate will take a leading role in the Physense research group (https://www.upf.edu/web/physense), currently composed of 15 members (1 PI, 2 postdocs, 9 PhD students, 3 developers), working together with Pr. Oscar Camara to manage it. Specifically, the candidate will be asked to co-supervise and attract new PhD students and research projects, as well as to strengthen the ongoing collaborations with clinical, industrial, and academic partners (see our website) and create new ones.

The candidate will be the coordinator of a couple of subjects in the Biomedical Engineering BSc and MSc degrees at UPF, also participating in others to cover the 80 hours / year of the contract.

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Application deadline: 15/04/2022

Postdoctoral position - Deep learning image processing for surgery planning and simulation

Cochlear implantation (CI) is a surgical procedure that, by means of an implantable device, aims to overcome hearing loss by directly stimulating the auditory nerves. Although it is a mature and safe procedure, clinical outcomes vary significantly due to a number of factors, such as anatomical and physiological variability across the population, nerve degeneration, and different implantation strategies. Computer modelling and simulation hold the promise for better, more predictive cochlear implantation.

Our group has been active in this line of work for many years, and the project builds on previous related research efforts, such as the EU project HEAR-EU and the Producte project CIplanner. The aim of the project is to develop deep learning image processing and computer modelling methods and tools for cochlear and vestibular implantation.

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Application deadline: 11/02/2022

Post-doctoral research position in The Emerging Human Brain Cluster

We seek candidates with solid experience leading research on Infant Cognition or strong knowledge on brain imaging analyses in infants. Involvement in some organizational and management aspects is expected. The candidate must:

  • Have solid demonstrable experience (i.e., publications) in the field of Developmental Science,
  • Strong background in either cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, infancy behavioural procedures and/or electrophysiological techniques (EEG/ERPs), or in computational methods and
  • Scientific motivation about early mechanisms of cognitive development.

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Application deadline: 12/02/2022

Postdoctoral researcher in Deco Lab

We seek candidates with solid demonstrable experience (i.e. publications) leading research on whole brain computational modelling, analysis and simulation of whole-brain network dynamics, developing software, analyzing neuroimaging data, applying machine learning techniques, and in statistical analysis.

Applications are invited for a full-time post-doctoral research position in the project "ModelDXConsciousness Combining model free and model-based biomarkers for the consciousness diagnosis". The successful candidate would be integrated in the Computational Neuroscience group (CNS).

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Application deadline: 31/01/2022

Postdoctoral researcher in the Biomedical Electronics Research Group

The Biomedical Electronics Research Group at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position to carry out research on the assessment of photonic methods for monitoring irreversible electroporation in tissues. Cardiac electroporation is now being developed as a cardiac ablation modality. Cardiac ablation is a common therapeutic option for managing arrythmias in patients not responding to antiarrhythmogenic medication. The two most common cardiac ablation modalities, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and cryoablation have high success rates. However, both modalities are accompanied by potentially fatal complications such as, for instance, severe esophageal injury leading to an atrio-esophageal fistula. Clinical complications and technical and practical limitations of both techniques are mostly related to their thermal nature. Therefore, non-thermal alternatives are of great interest. And, in the last years, irreversible electroporation, known in the cardiac field as ‘Pulsed Field Ablation’ (PFA), has gained the attention of major medtech companies.

We have access to a novel photonic technology able to monitor changes in tissues in real time. We want to explore the use of this technology for monitoring cardiac electroporation and we want to build a solid understanding of the cardiac electroporation phenomenon and how it translates to photonic observations. Research activities will include design and participation in acute and chronic animal studies, in vitro experimentation and numerical modeling studies

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Application deadline: 20/01/2022