Postdoc position on visual plasticity of blind individuals

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Jan 2022

We are looking for a motivated post-doctoral candidate to join the Cognitive Neuroimaging unit (UNICOG) at NeuroSpin, Paris-Saclay, France, to study the visual plasticity of blind individuals with multiple advanced visual restoration techniques, including gene therapies and retinal implants.

The successful candidate will closely interact with the patients undergoing visual restoration treatments, design and perform behavioral (psychophysics) experiments to probe the visual percepts of the patients, and will be involved in neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG, MEG) experiments of both the patients and normally sighted participants. In the project, the candidate will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with advanced 7T fMRI techniques.

The project is lead by Minye Zhan, in tight collaboration with Stanislas Dehaene, Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz, and other researchers at NeuroSpin, Jose Sahel, Serge Picaud and other scientists at the Vision Institute, and Laurent Cohen at ICM in Paris.

NeuroSpin is France’s advanced brain-imaging center. NeuroSpin hosts 8 state-of-the-art neuroimaging systems including three human MRIs (3T, 7T, and a world-record 11.7 Tesla), three animal MRIs (7T, 11.7T and 17.T), MEG and 3-photon imaging. UNICOG (lead by Prof. Stanislas Dehaene) studies higher-level cognition, and excels in experimental design. The successful candidate will benefit from the rich technological and experimental expertise in NeuroSpin.

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