Thursday, 12 August 2010
4 PhD positions “Brain & Music” are available with the European Initial Training Network EBRAMUS (Europe BRAin and MUSic) in France and Belgium.
Job description: EBRAMUS (Europe BRAin and MUSic) is a consortium of European research centres to study new perspectives for stimulating cognitive and sensory processes using music. EBRAMUS offers a unique, interdisciplinary training program to study the behavioural, functional and structural effects of music on rehabilitation, learning, and facilitation of cognitive processes. Its goal is to train PhD students in behavioural and neuroscience (EEG, fMRI, etc.) methods applied to the investigation of the use of music in boosting language processing, learning, memory as well as motor behaviour.
Four 3-year PhD scholarships are available with projects within EBRAMUS:
-CIM: gesture-based audio stimulation in cochlear implant users.
-Boosting language processing and implicit learning with temporal structures.
-Does music stimulation boost cognitive abilities in deaf children and/or Alzheimer patients?
-Brain imaging and neuropsychology in patients with memory disorders.
As a member of the EBRAMUS project, the PhD will be:
– working in collaboration with the other centres of the network based in Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Poland.
– participating, together with the 9 other PhD students of the network (1 per team), at 3 workshops and 2 summerschools organized by the EBRAMUS consortium.
– including mobility to at least one other research site up to 6 months.
Candidates should not have lived more than 11 months over the last 3 years in the country in which they will be recruited.
For eligibility criteria: http://leadserv.u-bourgogne.fr/ebramus/Eligibility.pdf
NOTE: Applications will be evaluated as they come in, and the position will be open until filled (or at the latest for August 30, 2010).
Application Deadline: 30 th of August
For further scholarship and application details: http://leadserv.u-bourgogne.fr/ebramus/