The BeSeeEye project and the Advanced Reality Lab at IDC - are inviting researchers to join us in developing a facial and head gesture recognition engine based on bio-signals. This project is one of the four winners in the 1st phase of the ALS Assistive Technology Challenge

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-als-association-and-prize4life-announce-first-phase-winners-of-the-als-assistive-technology-challenge-launch-400000-prize-phase-300233058.html

Required skills

- Signal processing

- Matlab / Python or similar

- Machine learning or advanced statistical data analysis

For details please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A postdoctoral position is available in the Milner lab at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, California, to work on vascular remodeling and blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity in inflammatory demyelinating disease. The research will focus on the roles of specific extracellular matrix (ECM) receptors (integrins) to either promote vascular remodeling or stabilize BBB integrity. This study will employ the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) mouse model of multiple sclerosis and will include the use of several endothelial-specific integrin-deficient transgenic mouse strains to define the roles of these integrins in regulating BBB integrity, vascular remodeling, vascular inflammation and activation of endothelial signaling pathways.

The ideal candidates should have experience with the mouse EAE model and with standard genotyping and immuno-histochemical techniques. The position can begin as early as this May. Interested candidates should send a CV and a list of three potential referees to Dr. Richard Milner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our new Visual Science and Optometry department in Bar Ilan is seeking highly motivated individuals for post-doc, PhD and MSc studies, to involve in exciting research in visual sciences from brain and cognition mechanisms supporting visual perception, to retinal research. Our research involves multiple research techniques [as human brain imaging (MRI, fMRI, and EEG), eye movement analyses, perceptual training techniques, visual and neuropsychological examinations, retinal implants, in-vitro electrophysiology, patch-clamp, calcium imaging, neural stem cell facility, and virtual reality]. We study normal and atypical vision (developmental or acquired cases) across the lifespan, including acquired but also developmental cases of visual perception deficits. We also investigate how visual correction paradigms influence visual functions in deficient vision conditions.

Enthusiastic candidates with backgrounds in neuroimaging, cognitive or computational neuroscience, optometry, psychology, computer science, mathematics, engineering or physics, with excellent collaboration skills, capable of initiating and leading novel research projects are encouraged to contact us (see below).

The PhD/post-doc work would require experience and good programming skills (as in Matlab, C/C++), strong written and verbal communication skills, and proficient knowledge of English.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong neuroimaging, computational, or quantitative background. However, applicants with strong background in related disciplines of cognitive neuroscience are welcome to apply.

Please email your CV. PhD and post-doc applicants should also include a statement of research interests, and two letters of recommendation from academic references sent directly to us.

For more information please contact our research team:

Prof. Uri Polat email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Yoram Bonneh email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Sharon Gilaie-Dotan email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Yossi Mandel email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

and see https://uripolat.wordpress.com/

Neuroimaging Data Analysis

Purpose of Position: The Educational Neuroimaging Center (ENIC) in the Technion is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral fellow position. ENIC focuses on revealing the neural circuits related to Literacy, Language and Reading in healthy developing children as well as in atypical developing children. We use neuroimaging tools such as functional and structural MRI, EEG, tDCS, and eye trackers to improve evaluation and treatment for children with language, literacy and reading difficulties, as well as developing new interventions, assessment tools and devices for this population.

Come join our team!

Current projects represent collaborations with Children’s hospitals in Israel and the US and focus on the fundamental of language, literacy and reading acquisitions and plasticity in healthy children and atypical developing children (illiterate children, children with dyslexia, with ADHD, with Epilepsy, with Psychiatric disorders and more).

We seek a motivated individual to assist and lead in all aspects of the research process including conducting research and clinical trials, analysis of behavioral, fMRI, sMRI, EEG. Eye-tracking and tDCS data, participation in the development of articles for publication, grant writing, and the mentoring and supervision of students and research assistants.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Qualifications include a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, physics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer sciences, or a related field; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and within a team and strong verbal and written communication skills.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

● Data collection

● Analysis of neuroimaging data using SPM, AFNI, FSL, FreeSurfer or other software

● Data management

● Management of lab operations

● General research and administrative duties

Necessary Qualifications

● PhD in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer sciences, cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, or related fields

● Strong programming skills (e.g., shell scripting, Matlab, Python)

● Strong data management skills

● Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills

Additional Highly Desirable Skills

· Prior research experience with human participants

· Technical experience in fMRI and functional connectivity MRI

· Experience with data-driven techniques (e.g., ICA, graph theory)

· Strong statistical (e.g., SPSS, R) and analytical skills

· Knowledge of neuroanatomy

· Experience in other imaging modalities (e.g., DTI, EEG, sMRI, fNIRS, MEG)

If interested, please send your CV and a brief statement of interests to Dr Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A postdoctoral position is available at the neurobiology department of the Weizmann Institute.

Our research focuses on dissecting neuronal circuits underlying vision in the retina and along the visual pathway, in health and disease.

We combine a variety of advanced techniques, including two-photon imaging and electrophysiology.

Highly motivated candidates, preferably with background in computational neuroscience, physics, engineering, electrophysiology or two-photon microscopy, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lab website: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/neurobiology/labs/rivlin/

 

The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences sees great importance in enabling international post-doctoral researchers to be part of its flourishing, multidisciplinary research environment and community at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

We are seeking talented and self-motivated candidates, who will devote themselves exclusively to research, in fields such as, theoretical and computational neuroscience, cognition, behavior, neuronal circuits, cellular, computational neuroscience, and molecular genetics, and whose aim is to reach scientific and professional independence.

Generous postdoctoral scholarships are granted to ELSC fellows, for a period of two years with an option to extend.

Candidates who wish to join our thriving brain-science endeavor are invited to browse ELSC’s website for detailed information and guidelines.

http://elsc.huji.ac.il/content/neurosicence-postdoctoral-program

Closing date for applications: May 1, 2016

This person will be in charge of EEG and fMRI data analysis. Including implementation of advance computational neuroscience methods, statistical data analysis and machine learning methods.

A qualified candidate should have the following skills:

· A degree in Bio-medical engineering\computational neuroscience\bio-informatics or equivalent

· Strong Matlab skills

· Background in neuroscience

· Background in machine learning and signal processing

· ​​​Experience with EEG or fMRI analysis tools, STATISTICA/SPSS is an advantage

The Position is 75% to full time. ​May be suitable for students at the end of their graduate studies.

Please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Starting date:01.04.2016   Application deadline:15.02.2016

Duration: 30 + 6 month  Institution: Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Department: Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Contact Information

Prof. Christian P. Müller
Schwabachanlage 6
91054 Erlangen
Germany

Phone: +49-(0)9131-85-36896

E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website:http://www.psychiatrie.uk-erlangen.de/kontakt/visitenkarte/vk/christian-pmueller/5031/

The group of Prof. C.P. Müller at the Psychiatric and Psychotherapeutic University Hospital of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) is offering a doctoral position (PhD) with a thematic focus on the neurobiology of alcohol- and methamphetamine addiction. The project investigates the role of the Swiprosin-1/EFhd2 in resilience to drug addictionand will be performed in collaboration with PD Dr. D. Mielenz and Prof. C. Alzheimer. The goal of this project is to investigate the role of EFhd2 in the rewarding effects of alcohol and methamphetamine and compare them with its role in natural reinforcer processing in mice. We will identify the brain areas and pathways in which EFhd2 is causally active in these processes using mouse mutants and viral vector mediated gene rescue. Furthermore, it is the goal to understand the mechanisms by which EFhd2 controls the neurochemical and electrophysiological responses in the brain that are associated with acute and chronic drug exposure, as well as to understand the role of EFhd2 in chronic adaptations to alcohol and methamphetamine at the level of gene expression (RNA Seq). Our lab has profound expertise in neurochemical, behavioral, and molecular biological techniques related to drug addiction as well as a long history in research on the neurochemical mechanisms of drug effects. The project is funded by the Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF) of the FAU and offers a participation in the IZKF doctoral student academy with all its benefits. We are looking for an enthusiastic scientist with a background in molecular medicine, psychology, biology, or physiology who is interested in experimental work with mice. Experience in the analysis of mouse behavior is required. Applicants are invited to send a copy of their curriculum vitae, list of publications, a statement of research interests and a letter of recommendation by e-mail directly to C.P. Müller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).