Location: Paris , FRANCE
Neurosciences Cognitives et Imagerie Fonctionnelle Cérébrale / Cognitive Neuroscience and Functional Brain Mapping
(CNRS laboratory, UPR 640-LENA, Director : Line Garnero)
The Neurodynamics group of the Cognitive Neurosciences and Brain Imaging Laboratory seeks to fill one postdoctoral research position in the field of epilepsy and complex networks.
The successful candidate will perform computational and mathematical studies of the effects of neural connectivity (network structure) on the emergence of coherent brain dynamics (function) of epileptic patients.
The research will be performed in close
collaboration with other teams of the European
Project "Global Analysis of Brain Activities" (GABA) and will test theoretical hypotheses on
the structure-function relationship against MEG,
EEG, SEEG and multiunit recordings from epileptic
patients. The Fellow will become part of an
international research project focused on the
study of how local interactions (at a cellular
level) scale up to -and are modulated by- global
synchronized dynamics in the brain (at the level
of cortical networks). The ideal candidates will
have skills in applied mathematics/theoretical physics, good computational knowledge (MATLAB, C, C++) and interest in neurosciences.
The Fellowships will be allocated to the LENA
lab, in Paris (France). The LENA includes
researchers with strong expertise in statistical
analysis of neurophysiological data, nonlinear
dynamical systems, brain imaging, cognitive and
clinical neurosciences. The institutional
position of the LENA (housed in La Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital) allows an easy access to the different multimodality brain recordings.
More information on the lab activities is available at http://cogimage.dsi.cnrs.fr/.
Review of applications have begun on January 1st 2007 and will continue until position is filled. The position is founded for a period of 1 year. Salary is based on the CNRS post-doc grid.
Applicants should send their CV with two letters of references to Dr. Mario Chavez (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Generalities about the GABA project
The general objective of the GABA project is to quantitatively characterize local and long-range brain dynamics (and its interactions) involved in the emergence of higher cognitive functions and characterizing prominent neurological diseases, as Alzheimer's and epilepsy. Tools derived from the theory of complex systems, such as phase synchronization, multi-frequency correlation, information transfer and graph theory will provide an ideal theoretical foundation for this project. The other participants to the GABA project are:
*The group of Applied Dynamics of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain.
*The Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi of Florence, Italy.
*The Cognitive Neurosciences and Brain Imaging Laboratory (LENA) in Paris, France.
*The Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research and the Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies, Germany.
*The Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita' di Catania, Italy.
*The Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), University of Zaragoza, Spain.
*The Laboratory of Functional Neuroscience of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain.
*The Signal Processing Algorithm Group (SPAG) of the Tampere University of Technology, Finland.
*The Laboratory of Preclinical Neuroscience (Neurobiophysics) of the Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1, France.
Mario CHAVEZ, PhD Cognitive Neurosciences and Brain Imaging Laboratory (LENA)
CNRS-UPR-640. Hôpital de La Salpêtrière
47 Bd. de l'Hôpital.
75651 Paris CEDEX 13. FRANCE
Tel: (+33) 1 42 16 11 60
Fax: (+33) 1 45 86 25 37
Mail: email@example.com http://cogimage.dsi.cnrs.fr/