PhD position in Cognitive Neuroscience at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain

UIC offers a PhD contract in Cognitive Neuroscience (PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) | EURAXESS) to study how evoked and oscillatory brain activity sample sensory information in perceptual and higher order cognitive tasks. This research is implemented as part of the Ramón y Cajal (RyC) programme (similar to a tenure-track) awarded to Dr. Diego Lozano-Soldevilla by the Agencia Española de Investigación (RYC2022-035526-I ). The RyC is a highly competitive call aiming to integrate exceptional researchers into Spanish Research & Development Centers.

UIC Barcelona is a prestigious university that currently welcomes more than 9,000 students. We offer a total of 16 official degrees, 30 double degrees, and a wide range of master’s programs, postgraduate studies, and continuous training courses. We implement a research and knowledge transfer plan to contribute to the development of science, technology, and the improvement of quality of life. The university has 24 recognized research groups in the areas of Health Sciences and Engineering, Social and Legal Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and Architecture. Our state of the art EEG laboratory is based in the lively and beautiful Sant Cugat Campus, a calm city 30 mins train distance from Barcelona’s centre.

Specific Requirements

· Title of Master’s in Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or related areas.

· Not having a Ph.D. degree.

· Not having enjoyed more than 12 months of EPIF contract.

· Once the contract starts, being enrolled in the doctoral program at UIC Barcelona.

· Previous experience in electroencephalography or other neuroimaging techniques will be considered.

· Excellent skills in Spanish and English (teaching requirement).

· Demonstrable knowledge/experience in Matlab or Python is a requirement (a certificate is not required but hands-ons).

Desirable requirements:

· A background in engineering, physics, computer science would be an advantage.

· Demonstrable EEG experience with healthy controls, patients or animal samples is a huge advantage.

We offer:

· Full-time contract as a research trainee with a maximum duration of 4 years:

o 1st year: 17.737,84€ brute/year.

o 2nd year: 18.452€ brute/year.

o 3rd year: 23.065€ brute/year.

o 4th year: 23.756,04€ brute/year.

· Possibility of postdoctoral orientation after obtaining the degree, for a maximum of 12 months and not exceeding the 4-year contract duration.

· The researcher will be integrated within a larger network of researchers including UIC, the Barcelona Computational, Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Community, and other research groups:

o Dr. Begoña Díaz: speech processing.

o Prof. Dr. Rubén Moreno-Bote: computational models of visual perception.

o Prof. Dr. Salvador Soto-Faraco: neuronal oscillations and multisensory integration.

o Prof. Dr. Antoni Valero-Cabré: brain stimulation.

o Dr. Eric Lowet: neuronal oscillations.

o Prof. Dr. Qi Chen: stereotactic EEG.

Application Submission:

· Brief letter of motivation. Make sure the motivation letter reflects your knowledge and passion about the topic. I promise to read it thoroughly and ask you questions about it.

· Full CV

· Send an email with the subject “PhD EPIF Ref. RYC2022-035526-I” with the CV and the motivation letter in one single PDF to: and

Optional: Name and email contact of one academic/industry mentor at the end of your CV. If nobody supports you but you would love to know more about this position, please submit anyway.

Tentative Dates

· Deadline: August 31 st 2024.

· Interviews: by September 2024.

· Results: till position is filled.

· For more information:

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