PhD Fellowship

Employeur University of Coimbra
Lieu Coimbra, Portugal
Publié le 2. August 2014
Date d'expiration 31. August 2014
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Description du poste

The Proaction (Perception and Recognition of Objects and Actions) Laboratory (http://gaius.fpce.uc.pt/pessoais/jorgealmeida/proaction_home.html) at the University of Coimbra (www.uc.pt), Portugal is searching for a PhD student for a project on visual object recognition. The project involves the use of psychophysics, TMS and fMRI, and, as such, a good understanding of fMRI data analysis (and potentially, but not necessarily, some understanding of TMS) is required/a plus. Experience in using Brainvoyager and matlab/psychtoolbox is also a big plus.
The PhD candidates would apply in conjunction with the lab PI – Jorge Almeida – to the recently opened calls for PhD grants from the Portuguese Science Foundation (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/concursos/individuais2014.phtml.en). The deadline for the application is September 30, but the interested candidates should email the PI no later than August 30. The selection of the candidates by the Portuguese science foundation is expected to be finished no later than January 1st 2015. PhD candidates have to be European citizens.

Stipends are competitive for the cost of life in Portugal (and particularly in Coimbra). PhD stipends are around the average income in Portugal (980 euros per month tax free + tuition and social security; according to Numbeo, 980 euros in Coimbra is the equivalent to 2000 euros in Paris). PhD fellowships are limited to 4 years.
Please send curriculum vitae, list of publications, the names of three referees, and a very short description of your experience in the field by e-mail to: jorgealmeida@fpce.uc.pt.

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