Phd Proposal In Cognitive Neuroscience - Effect Of Electrical Brain Stimulation On The Neuronal...

Universities and Institutes of France
November 10, 2022
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  • Organisation/Company: CNRS
  • Research Field: Neurosciences Psychological sciences › Cognitive science Psychological sciences › Psychology
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 10/11/2022 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: France › TOULOUSE
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Location: The thesis will take place mainly at the CerCo and in the epilepsy department of the Toulouse University Hospital located in the immediate vicinity. The CerCo is a dynamic laboratory, with many students of all nationalities and profiles.

    Intracranial electrical brain stimulations (EBS) are used to delineate the epileptogenic zone in pharmacoresistant epilepsy. However, current EBS protocols are empirical and limited. EBS parameters are not optimal. The direct impact of EBS on neuronal activity, on local field potentials and on widespread networks has seldom been explored. Very little is known about the modification of electrical parameters. This is not limited to epilepsy, but to all the fields where EBS are used (Parkinson's, psychiatric diseases). The DYNEUMICS project aims at exploring the multiscale effects of EBS (clinical, oscillations, neuronal dynamics) thanks to a EBS protocol including new EBS frequencies (tailored to each brain location and seizure onset pattern) and to new intracranial hybrid electrodes equipped with tetrodes, which are more efficient to isolate single neuron activity. Understanding changes in neuronal dynamics after EBS will help to specify optimal parameters and improve the exploration of pharmacoresistant epilepsy. The PhD student will work on this project which has started in 2021.

    Skills required: Initial training in neuroscience with good experience in EEG signal processing. Coding in Matlab and Python. Basic math and physics. High level of rigour and organizational skills. Good social skills due to the different contexts of intervention and contact with patients in the hospital. Good level of written and spoken English.

    Additional comments

    Please send a CV, cover letter, academic transcripts and Master's thesis.

    Web site for additional job details

    https: // emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/Doctorant/UMR5549-EMMBAR-001/Default.aspx

    Required Research Experiences
  • RESEARCH FIELD
  • Neurosciences

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • None

  • RESEARCH FIELD
  • Psychological sciences › Cognitive science

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • None

  • RESEARCH FIELD
  • Psychological sciences › Psychology

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • None

    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
  • Neurosciences: Master Degree or equivalent

    Psychological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
  • FRENCH: Basic

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: CNRS
  • Department: Centre de recherche Cerveau et Cognition
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https:// cerco.cnrs.fr
  • Country: France
  • City: TOULOUSE
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