Post-doctoral position in spatial modulation of action selection - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Roma, IIT@SAPIENZA
Added on: 16/05/2019 - Expires on: 21/06/2019

The Neuroscience and Behaviour Research Line led by Prof. Giandomenico Iannetti is opening a Post-doctoral position for studying space-dependent action representations across species. This research will involve finding common principles in action selection, using space-dependent modulations such as those described in peripersonal space research as testbeds. Depending on the applicant’s experience, the work can involve working with humans in virtual reality, and there is also strong opportunity for working across non-human species through existing collaborations, as well as with computational modelling.

The laboratory uses psychophysical and neurophysiological approaches to conduct experiments that investigate fundamental questions about human perception and behaviour. For a full publication list see, and The laboratory, based at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT, in Rome) as well as at University College London (UCL), is composed of an international team of researchers with complementary expertise in the field of peripersonal space research, computational modelling, and sensorimotor neurophysiology. In addition, there is the possibility of collaborating with other IIT research groups with a strong track record in computational neuroscience (e.g. Stefano Panzeri’s research line: The laboratory is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology to combine behavioural, physiological recordings and brain stimulation, in both controlled and ecological environments.

The candidate should have a strong publication record in either sensorimotor neuroscience (including in vivo models) or computational neuroscience or artificial intelligence. Strong analytical skills, coding abilities (e.g. Matlab, Python), and computational modelling experience are highly desirable. The ideal candidate should be independent, proactive, suited for collaborative work in a team with senior and junior collaborators, as well as interact with other groups in international networks.

Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience and in line with international standards.

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Please submit your application, including a detailed CV, name and contacts of 2 referees and 3 representative publications in PDF format to and quoting “Post-doctoral position in spatial modulation of action selection  CB 75216” in the subject line.

Applications deadline: June 21, 2019.

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Neuroscience and Behaviour


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