Job ID: 60277

Post-doctoral position: neurophysiology and decision making in macaque monkeys

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 1 January 2022

Contract Length: 36 months

City: Paris

Country: France

Institution: ICM, Paris Brain Institute

Department: Team Motivation Brain & Behavior


A postdoc position is available at the ICM in Paris, France, in the team Motivation Brain & Behavior. The selected candidate will join Dr. Sebastien Bouret’s group on the neural basis of motivation in primates, in the framework of a collaborative National Research Agency grant including 2 other French teams. The goal of the project is to understand the mechanisms by which the ventro-medial prefrontal cortex builds the relative value of potential outcomes during learning. The research will include a combination of behavioral testing, cortical spike/LFP electrophysiology, and computational modeling in rhesus monkeys. The overall project involves a comparative approach across humans (S. Palminteri, ENS, Paris), rats (S. Parkes, INCIA, Bordeaux) and macaques (S. Bouret, ICM, Paris) and the work at the ICM will be conducted in close association with the other teams.

Ideally the applicant has experience with primate behavior and Neurophysiology, and must have good skills in computer programming (any language) and statistics. Other profiles in behavioral neuroscience are welcome.

The ICM is a major research center in Neuroscience, located in the Pitie Salpetriere hospital, in the center of Paris, providing an ideal and rich environment for neuroscience research. The team Motivation Brain & Behavior includes researchers from several disciplines (biology, psychology,  computational neurosciences, medicine) and also provides a rich and stimulating environment for studying the neural basis of decision-making.

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