2 Research Assistants at the SPECS Research Group


Application Deadline: 27/09/2021
Ref: RA-PV

The Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems (SPECS) group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is offering 2 Research Assistant positions to contribute to the research conducted in the lab. that has the objectives to uncover neural and behavioral mechanisms underlying brain changes taking place in health and disease as well as in artificial behaving systems. The contracts will be within the framework of the following Eu projects: Rehyb and HR-Recycler and Virtual Brain Cloud (VBC).

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Main tasks and responsibilities / The successful candidate will develop research involving:

 

  • Brain Computational modeling focused on the development of the DAC architecture with emphasis on basal ganglia, thalamo-cortical circuit and hippocampus.
  • The understanding of brain mechanism underlying memory and spatial learning.

 

Requirements for candidates:

 

  • Degree and Master on any field on Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Neurorehabilitation, Robotics.
  • Multidisciplinary qualifications Neuroscience, Psychology, Imaging, Modeling, Statistics etc. and knowledge on Robotics, Neurorehabilitation, Virtual Reality, Game Engine (specifically gamification for health will be a plus).
  • Competencies and skills: Modeling, Programming, Data analysis, Communication, Teamwork, Commitment, Proactivity, Collegiality, Integrity, Critical and Analytical thinking.
  • High level of English

 

We Offer:

 

  • Number of available positions: 2
  • Starting date: 1 October, 2021
  • Working conditions:
  • A 3 months-probation contract, to be extended to 1-year contract Full time. Very competitive salary.
  • Measures to reconcile work and family life (maternity and paternity leave, flexible schedule working hours, teleworking, 23 working days of paid holidays, 9 leave days for personal matters, among others).

 

  • IBEC ensures equality of access to professional development opportunities irrespective of employment status, length at IBEC or other factors. The IBEC’s yearly training catalogue offers a wide range of training in technical and transferable skills including mobility grants and a Mentoring programme.

 

  • Stimulating, interdisciplinary research and high-quality international scientific environment.
  • Induction programme to facilitate incorporation at IBEC and additional support is provided for foreigners to obtain Visa-working permit and to install in Barcelona.

 

How to apply:

 

Until 27th of Sept. an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site: https://careers.ibecbarcelona.eu/

Only those applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated.

 

Reference: RA-PV.

If you have any further question regarding your application, please contact us at jobs@ibecbarcelona.eu

 

 

 

Principles of the selection process:

 

IBEC is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit based Recruitment principles (OTM-R).

IBEC´s Commitment on equal opportunity:

Our strength and excellence as an international transdisciplinary Research Institute are based on diversity.  Being an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, so that we support employees irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disabilities, age, sexual identity or cultural and socioeconomic background.”

 

 

 

Protection of personal information:

 

IBEC guarantees that candidates’ personal data are processed in accordance with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Law 3/2018 on Data Protection.

Personal data will be processed solely for the purposes of the selection process.

 

Who we are?

 

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, IBEC is an interdisciplinary research center focused on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine based in Barcelona. IBEC is one of the top research institutions named as a Severo Ochoa Research Centre by the Ministry of Science, Universities and Innovation, which recognizes excellence at the highest international level in terms of research, training, human resources, outreach and technology transfer.

 

IBEC’s mission is to develop international high-quality interdisciplinary research that, while creating knowledge, contributes to making a better quality of life, improving health and creating wealth. A close link with key universities, reference hospitals and corporations, are assets that facilitate achieving the mission.

 

IBEC was established in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Government of Catalonia), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

 

IBEC is located within the Barcelona Science Park and is managing 3.800 square meters facilities, 22 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 350 people from 30 different countries.  www.ibecbarcelona.eu