Postdoc in Social Neuroscience

DTU Compute
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DTU Compute’s Section for Cognitive Systems invites applications for an appointment as postdoc in social neuroscience. The position is funded by The Villum Experiment Programme’s project titled “Enhancing social interaction through real-time two-brain imaging”, which aims at understanding the functional significance of inter-brain synchronization.

The position is available from January 1, 2019 or according to mutual agreement, for a period of 2 years.

The Section for Cognitive Systems is a lively and research oriented group of scientists and support staff with a shared interest in information processing in human and computer, and a particular focus on the signals they exchange, and the opportunities these signals offer for modelling and engineering of cognitive systems.

Our department DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics, computer science, and cognitive science. At the same time we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavour.

The postdoc will primarily be involved in working within the social neuroscience group, with the aim of understanding the behavioural and neural mechanisms underlying real-time social interaction, through development of novel joint action experimental paradigms, computational analysis tools, and real-time two-brain (dual-EEG) recordings.

Responsibilities and tasks
The postdoc will be responsible for developing an interactive, real-time imaging framework using dual-EEG, working with novel joint action paradigms using motion tracking, and developing computational tools for quantifying two-person processes.

Qualifications
The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, engineering, or equivalent academic qualifications. Candidates must document experience in conducting neuroimaging experiments, e.g. through publications. The successful candidate should possess (i) a strong background in the design and analysis of behavioural and EEG experiments, (ii) programming skills (i.e. MATLAB, Python, C/C++), (iii) excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills, which are required to work in this interdisciplinary environment, and share our dedication to solve hard problems in joint action and social neuroscience research. A background in machine learning and computational neuroscience is welcome but not required.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

The university is located in the greater Copenhagen area, and consequently most staff and students live in Copenhagen. This is often named as the best city in the world to live, and for good reasons. It is world renowned for food, art, music, architecture, biking, the Scandinavian "hygge" and much more.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The postdoc position is full-time, and available for 2 years.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Ivana Konvalinka, ivako@dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Compute at www.compute.dtu.dk.  

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 18 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.