Postdoctoral researcher at the SPECS-lab Research Group

Application Deadline: 20/06/2021
Ref: PD-PV

The Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems (SPECS) group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is offering a Postdoctoral position to work on cognitive and the neuronal mechanisms mediating memory, space memory, and content generation in health and disease i.e after stroke and Alzheimer disease. The position will be within the framework of the AAL project NEST that will build the NEST Architecture integrating principles of brain mechanisms with multi-modal interface systems to provide unique diagnostic and prognostic information for stroke patients, advancing therapeutic intervention and our ability to understand the pathology and promote well-being

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


  • Clinical data analysis (behavior, EEG, imaging), and brain modeling to improve diagnostic after brain damage.
  • The understanding of the brain physiology underlying conscious states and learning capabilities in health and disease such as Stroke or Alzheimer.
  • Applications of AI method to the mapping of clinical data into neurotechnology


Requirements for candidates:


  • PhD in any field of Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Neurorehabilitation, Robotics.
  • Multidisciplinary qualifications Neuroscience, Physiology, Imaging, Modeling, Statistics etc. Knowledge on Neurorehabilitation
  • Competencies and skills: Programming, Data analysis, Modeling, Virtual reality tools, Communication.
  • At least 2 years postdoc
  • Knowledge on European project: writing and management
  • Teamwork, Commitment, Critical and Analytical thinking.
  • High level of English


We Offer:


  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: July 1st
  • Working conditions:
  • 1 Full time 1-year contract. Open ended.

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 June 20th  an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site:

Only those applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated.


Reference: PD-PV.

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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.”



For Postdoctoral and JR GL positions:

IBEC aims for a representative gender balance at all levels of staff, so we strongly encourage women to apply. At least 40% of shortlisted applicants invited to interview have to be women with comparable level of CVs as the male candidates.



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, 23 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 350 people from 30 different countries.