Oportunidades sobre Alzheimer’s disease en Canadá y human communication en Alemania

We are looking for a postdoctorate fellow to collaborate with us on a CHIR Foundation grant program entitled « Explaining activation changes during the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and promoting processes of compensation and brain plasticity». Our goal is to use the most advanced fMRI, MRI, cognitive training and behavioral techniques to assess the neural plasticity and compensation processes in prodromal Alzheimer’s disease..

The postdoctorate fellow will be involved in different aspects of the project including:

v  conducting brain imaging (MRI and fMRI) and psychophysical

v  analyzing data

v  preparing journal articles and presentations


Qualifications :

 Doctorate (Ph.D.) in neuropsychology or related field

 Clinical or research experience with older adults

 Good knowledge of the neuropsychology of aging

 Being able to write in English

 An excellent academic record (scientific publications in world-class journals)

 Basic quantitative competences, inclunding statistical analyses

 fMRI analysis expertise and familiarity with Linux preferred

The salary will be based on the CIHR guidelines for post-doctoral positions.  Open immediately, with preferred start date 1 October 2017. Two-year commitment preferred.

Stage site: Centre de recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal

Please send a curriculum vitae with the contact details of two references to Sylvie Belleville sylvie.belleville@ umontreal.ca


Samira Mellah

Centre de recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal
CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréa l
4565, Chemin Queen-Mary
Montréal (Québec)
H3W 1W5

Samira Mellah


We are seeking a part-time research assistant/lab manager to work in the Human Communication group led by Katharina von Kriegstein at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) in Leipzig, Germany. Research in the group focuses on the investigation of neural mechanisms of human communication using a broad spectrum of neuroscientific methods (functional and structural MRI, MEG, tDCS, TMS). Research involves typically developed populations as well as populations with developmental communication deficits (developmental dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, phonagnosia, proposagnosia).

The position will involve recruiting participants, running behavioural tests, assistance with data-acquisition in MRI, TMS and tDCS studies, assistance with data analyses, assistance with grant applications and literature searches, attending lab meetings, supervising undergraduate students in the lab and overseeing day-to-day lab operations.

The candidate should have a university degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related topic or dedicated vocational training (e.g. medical/psychological technical assistant). Strong organisational and communication skills, and an excellent command of the English and German language are essential. Experience with clinical populations (particularly autism spectrum disorder, developmental dyslexia) and/or research experience in experimental psychology or related disciplines would be advantageous.

The position is initially for one year, with the possibility of an extension, and it is on a part-time (20 hours/week) basis. The ideal starting date is 15.10.2017. A later start is also possible.

Remuneration is based on the payscale of the Max Planck Society. The Max Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Please submit your application via our online system at http://www.cbs.mpg.de/ vacancies (using subject heading “LM 17/17”) and include the following documents:

•        Personal statement (up to one page)
•        Curriculum vitae
•        Contact details of two referees
•        Certificates of academic qualifications

Closing date for applications is the 10th September 2017. Contact for informal enquiries regarding the post: Prof. Dr. Katharina von Kriegstein (kriegstein@cbs.mpg.de). For more information about the group see: http://www.cbs.mpg.de/ independent-research-groups/ human-communication

Katharina von Kriegstein

Max Planck Research Group Leader
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Stephanstr. 1A, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

Professor of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
Humboldt University of Berlin
Rudower Chaussee 18, 12489 Berlin, Germany

Phone +49 (0) 341-9940-2476

http://www.cbs.mpg.de/ independent-research-groups/ human-communication
https://twitter.com/ kvonkriegstein

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