NeuroCine research team directed by Doctor of Arts, filmmaker Pia Tikka at the Aalto University School of Art and Design, Department of Motion Picture, Television and Production Design is looking for two team members to conduct research in neurocinematics:
(1) A post-doctoral researcher (Cognitive neuroscience) AND (2) a doctoral student (Cinema studies)
NeuroCine is a research team directed by Doctor of Arts, filmmaker Pia Tikka. It combines the latest findings of social and cognitive neuroscience with the practical expertise in filmmaking and cognitive film studies. The aim is to study intersubjectively shared aspects of cinema, creativity, and related neural dynamics.
NeuroCine team is associated with the multidisciplinary neuroimaging project aivoAALTO [http://neuro.hut.fi/aivoaalto] of Aalto University. Employed by Aalto University School of Art and Design, Department of Motion Picture, Television and Production Design, the daily work of the team is conducted at the Aalto University School of Science, AMI Center [http://ami.tkk.fi/en/]. Closest collaborative institutes are Low Temperature Lab Brain Research Unit (BRU) [http://ltl.tkk.fi/wiki/BRU] and Department of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science (BECS) [http://www.becs.tkk.fi/en/] at the Aalto University School of Science.
See also http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/jobs/teaching_and_research/postdoctoral_researcher_and_doctoral_student-school_of_art_and_design-neurocine/
1) POST DOC EXPERIENCED IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND fMRI. The applicant will work together with PI, doctoral student, and associated neuroscientists at the aivoAALTO. She or he is expected to independently collect and analyze functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data. Experience in fMRI is required, and experience in magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG) and physiological measures (e.g. eye tracking) are appreciated. A degree in neuroscience, medical sciences, engineering, mathematics, physics, or equivalent is requested. An emphasis is on the scientific writing skills, and applicants are expected to present a selection of first author publications.
2) DOCTORAL STUDENT IN FILM STUDIES: The doctoral student must have a Master’s degree in film or media studies, or equivalent, with explicit interest in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, and possess a post-graduate study place in a University. PI, Doctor of Arts Pia Tikka will supervise the thesis work in neurocinematics in collaboration with neuroscientists at the aivoAALTO.
For both positions, applicants' research potential and co-operation skills will be given particular emphasis during the selection process. Application materials should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a complete list of publications, and 1 page description of future research interests related to neurocinematics. In addition, reprints of publications (max 2) and reference letters (max 2) are appreciated.
Both the positions are available for two years starting on 1st September, 2011. The salary is determined by the salary system of Aalto University.
The applications are to be submitted to the Registry of Aalto University, preferably on a single pdf-file by email no later than on August 16, 2011. The right to extend the search or not to fill a position is reserved.
Note, all single pdf-files should contain applicants last name: “NeuroCine_LASTNAME_otherinfo”. In addition, the email should be named “Application: NeuroCine”.
The email address of the registry is [log in to unmask] Applications can also be sent via mail to: Aalto University School of Art and Design, Registry, P.O. Box 31000, FI‐00076 Aalto, Finland (visiting address Hämeentie 135 C, 00560 Helsinki). The registry closes at 3.00 p.m. The application documents will not be returned.
Please feel free to direct further questions to:
Pia Tikka, Ph.D.
aivoAALTO research project
Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
- Dept. of Motion Picture, Television and Production Design
US online phone + 1 213 785 7048
Finland mobile phone +358 50 347 7432
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