Expressions of interest are welcome before December 21st.
The Group of Psychiatric Neuroscience is headed
by Prof. Alessandro Bertolino and investigates the association of genetic variability with systems-level phenotypes, with
a special focus on subjects at risk for
psychiatric disorders (for recent articles from the lab, see , , ). Prof. Giuseppe Blasi and his team have
access to and routinely tests patients, relatives of patients, and individuals
at risk for psychosis. The department has an in-house Elekta Triux magnetoencephalography
with a dedicated technician. Two 3T MRI scanners are available in collaborating
hospitals. Successful candidates will work in the lab of Brain Imaging,
Networks, and Data mining (BIND) directed by Dr. Giulio Pergola. The environment is interdisciplinary,
including psychologists, biotechnologists, and MDs, and internationally oriented, e.g., including Marie Curie awardees Dr.
Pergola and Dr. Linda A. Antonucci, along with several other members trained for
> 1 year in UK, USA, and Finland.
The ideal applicant is a neuroimager with
international experience and a PhD in Neuroscience, Cognitive Sciences,
Neuropsychology, Computational Science, or any quantitative research field. Coding experience (Matlab, Python, or R) is
required, whereas machine learning and graph theory expertise are a plus.
Successful candidates are expected to have at
least one published/submitted lead author paper. We expect the successful
candidate to be motivated and research-oriented. It is equally important
to have a team-working attitude and a motivation to fit in the group. Proficiency
in Italian is not required.
Consider applying even if you only have strong coding
and analytic skills – definitely apply
if you think you have smart ideas on how to analyze multimodal neuroimaging
data from hundreds of subjects.
The University of Bari Aldo Moro is one the largest
Italian universities (50.000 students, 1500 permanent professors and
researchers, 1500 units of technicians and administrative staff). Bari is a
sunny city located by the sea, and the third largest Italian city south of
Rome. The cost of living is low relative to Italian standards. Net monthly fellowship
amount starts at 1450 EUR and can be raised over time.
Please contact Dr. Giulio Pergola sending a
CV and the contact details of at least two references if you would like to
have more information on the positions and on the ongoing projects ([log in to unmask]).