Full-time PhD position in LEAD – CNRS UMR5022

Full-time PhD position in LEAD – CNRS UMR5022

UBFC - Universite Bourgogne Franche-Comté - CNRS UMR5022

Dijon, France

Keywords:Eye tracking, EEG, EFRPs, cross-modality, learning, music reading expertise, music cognition

We offer a full-time PhD Student position for 3 years, for a research funded by the ANR (French Research National Agency). People with a strong academic background and possibly a master’s degree in Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Science may apply. Applications of highly motivated candidates with interests in music cognition, eye tracking and EEG are welcomed.

The successful applicant will be appointed by the University Bourgogne Franche-Comté and located at LEADCNRS UMR5022, in Dijon. http://leadserv.u-bourgogne.fr/fr/

The PhD will inscribe her/his studies in the research project ANR MUREA that investigates the assessment of music reading expertise. The project constitutes a unique opportunity to make a theoretical leap in exploring the time course of the integrative cross-modal processes (vision, audition, and possibly motor processes) in music reading. Based on studies using eye-movements and EFRPs (combination of eye movements and EEG) of musicians, MUREA aims at developing an objective and innovative method of assessment of music reading.

PhD co-supervision:

Véronique Drai-Zerbib, Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology at LEAD who is specialized in music cognition and eye tracking Bénédicte Poulin-Charronnat, CNRS researcher (Habilitation) and Director of LEAD who is specialized in music cognition and EEG

Expected profile:

  • Master in Psychology and/or Cognitive Sciences. The candidate must have a very good knowledge in data analysis (statistics and possibly data mining) and computer development (Python/MATLAB). An experience in one of the investigated techniques (eye tracking, EEG, physiological tracking (EDR, EKG,…), behavioral methodology, and music will be appreciated.
  • The candidate should be able to work both independently and as part of a research team.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. French speaking would be a plus.
  • A real autonomy and an availability to travel from Dijon to Paris.

The start of the PhD is scheduled as soon as possible. The deadline is extended until 15th November 2018 and for a period of 36 months. Salary around 1600 euros after taxes.

To apply, please send a CV, a motivation letter, a brief statement of research interests, the transcript of the academic records attesting that you have successfully completed your master degree (1 & 2) and two letters of recommendation to Véronique Drai-Zerbib at University Bourgogne Franche-Comté – Veronique.Drai-Zerbib@u-bourgogne.fr

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Full-time PhD position in LEAD – CNRS UMR5022