Connecting European Neuroscience

Post-doctoral position in Bern/Switzerland

12 October 2020

Post-doctoral position in Bern/Switzerland

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A 2-year postdoc position is available for a researcher with an interest in cognitive neuroscience, electroencephalography (EEG), and machine learning. The position will be based at the University of Bern, in Switzerland, at the Institute of Computer Science ( and sitem-insel ( Our group ( is studying the neural mechanisms underlying predictive processes in the human brain. We are using high-density EEG, MEG and ECoG recordings, in combination with machine learning and computational modeling techniques.

The open position will study the neural and computational mechanisms that allow humans to anticipate the outcome of their actions. To this aim, the selected candidate will design novel EEG experiments and use signal processing and machine learning tools to analyze EEG data. This position could be ideal for candidates with a background in computer science and a strong interest in neuroscience, or with a background in neuroscience, but with strong computational and programming skills.

- PhD in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, or a related discipline
- Experience with machine learning / computational modeling
- Programming skills in python, R or matlab
- Experience with recording and analyzing electroencephalography (EEG) data is an advantage

What we offer:
- Funding for 2 years following regulations of the University of Bern
- Access to high-density scalp EEG and ECoG recordings
- Interdisciplinary & international research environment

To apply please send one pdf document including your CV, a statement of research interests, and contact details for two referees to:

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Closing date:
Contract length:
2 years
University of Bern

Contact Information

Athina Tzovara
Neubrückstrasse 10
CH-3012 Bern
+41 31 511 763 36

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