Postdoc position - Sleep and Motor Memory Consolidation

     
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Postdoc position - Sleep and Motor Memory Consolidation

Postdoc position - Optimizing Motor Memory Consolidation via Feedback-Controlled Stimulation during Sleep

Perform high quality scientific research: organization of the experiments, recruitment of participants, acquisition and analyses of behavioral (motor), cerebral (MRI)and sleep (EEG) data, writing scientific papers

Assistance/guidance of PhD and Master students within the research topic

Administrative and technical support in the activities within the Movement Control and Neuroplasticity Research Group, the Department of Movement Sciences and the Faculty of Movement Sciences and Rehabilitation Sciences

The Sleep and Motor Memory Lab led by Prof. Genevieve Albouy is part of the Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Research Group, directed by Prof. Stephan Swinnen, which consists of a multidisciplinary team of international scientists with various educational backgrounds. The team uses multidisciplinary and cutting-edge approaches, spanning the behavioral sciences, neurosciences and movement sciences, to investigate the control of human movement under normal and disordered conditions. We invite highly dynamic and motivated candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position to study the neuroplasticity associated with sleep-dependent motor memory consolidation in healthy adults. Specifically, the aim of the project is to investigate, using multimodal neuroimaging approaches (Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI and Electroencephalography EEG), the potential of non-invasive brain stimulation during sleep to modulate memory-related neurophysiological mechanisms and ultimately enhance consolidation processes. This project will be realized in collaboration with Professors Julie Carrier (University of Montreal, Canada) and Julien Doyon (McGill University, Canada) and will involve travel between the two geographic sites.

The Sleep and Motor Memory Lab led by Prof. Genevieve Albouy is part of the Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Research Group, directed by Prof. Stephan Swinnen, which consists of a multidisciplinary team of international scientists with various educational backgrounds. The team uses multidisciplinary and cutting-edge approaches, spanning the behavioral sciences, neurosciences and movement sciences, to investigate the control of human movement under normal and disordered conditions. We invite highly dynamic and motivated candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position to study the neuroplasticity associated with sleep-dependent motor memory consolidation in healthy adults. Specifically, the aim of the project is to investigate, using multimodal neuroimaging approaches (Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI and Electroencephalography EEG), the potential of non-invasive brain stimulation during sleep to modulate memory-related neurophysiological mechanisms and ultimately enhance consolidation processes. This project will be realized in collaboration with Professors Julie Carrier (University of Montreal, Canada) and Julien Doyon (McGill University, Canada) and will involve travel between the two geographic sites.
  • You have a PhD degree in Neurosciences, Psychology, Biomedical Sciences, Medical Imaging, or Engineering
  • You performed excellent research during your PhD
  • You have a strong interest in the study of memory and sleep and medical imaging acquisition and analyses
  • You have excellent signal processing skills (candidates with experience in real-time analysis of EEG data will be given priority)
  • You have excellent skills in programming (including MATLAB and others)
  • You are capable of taking initiative, working independently and respecting deadlines
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Your cover letter must include contact information of 2 referees. Referees may be asked to provide a recommendation letter at a later stage.

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