The Group of Psychiatric Neuroscience at the University of Bari Aldo Moro (Italy) will publish 3 calls for research fellowships in neuroimaging in different projects with multiple PIs. One of the positions is reserved for magnetoencephalography (1 year renewable up to 4 years, funding already secured), the other two for fMRI (1 for 1 year renewable, 1 for 2 years renewable).  The positions are targeted at postdoctoral fellows. Outstanding predoctoral candidates will be evaluated. The expected starting dates are between March and July 2020. 
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 [1], [2], [3]). 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]).

Giulio Pergola, PhD

Marie Curie Visiting Scientist
Lieber Institute for Brain Development
855 N Wolfe St.
21205 Baltimore, MD

Assistant Professor in Biological Psychology
Lab Director - Brain Imaging, Networks, and Data mining
Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sense Organs
University of Bari Aldo Moro
Piazza Giulio Cesare, 11
70121 Bari, Italy
Tel: +39 080 5478548
Fax: +39 080 5593204

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