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A phd position is available in our lab at the ONERA in Salon de Provence, France

The successful candidates will join the Cognitive Engineering and Applied Neurosciences (ICNA) group. The candidates may be led to travel to Marseille since some of the studies will be conducted at the Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone.

The ICNA is a highly interdisciplinary research unit at the ONERA in Salon-de-Provence, with expertise in applied mathematics, engineering, cognitive sciences and human factors. It is a very dynamic group composed of 13 permanent researchers, 10 PhD students, 3 post-docs and several interns. The working languages are French and English.

The applicant will work on studies of perceptual decision-making and confidence. The aim of the PhD is to decode perceptual confidence from EEG signals and eye-pupil data. Research methods include psychophysics, EEG and eye-tracking. The project is a collaborative effort with 8 other labs throughout Europe. See https://sites.google.com/view/confidentdecisions/ for more information. S/he will be supervised by Dr. Andrea Desantis, Dr Kobe Desender (KU Leuven), Dr Guillaume Masson (CNRS researcher at the Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone) and will work in collaboration with other members of the ICNA team.

The successful candidates will receive interdisciplinary training in theories and methods for the study of decision confidence. This includes many network-wide events and other (international) training opportunities.

Candidates should have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience, computer science, cognitive science, or related fields. Previous experience with computer programming is highly preferred. Experience with psychophysics, EEG, eye-tracking, and/or machine learning is a plus.

Candidates must comply with the Marie Curie Actions rule for mobility, which holds that they have spent no more than 12 months of the past 3 years in France.

To apply, please send CV, a cover letter summarizing your research experience/interests, transcripts, and contact information for two references to: andrea.desantis (at) onera.fr

Starting date: October 2024

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