PhD position: Neural mechanisms underlying the interlimb transfer of motor learning, with Dr SARLEGNA and Prof. FELICIAN in Marseille, France

PhD position: Neural mechanisms underlying the interlimb transfer of motor learning, with Dr SARLEGNA and Prof. FELICIAN in Marseille, France

We are seeking a candidate for a PhD fellowship to work in collaboration with Dr. Fabrice SARLEGNA (Institute of Movement Sciences) and Pr. Olivier FELICIAN (Institute of Systems Neuroscience) in Marseille, France. The aim of the project is to study the neural mechanisms underlying the intermanual transfer of sensorimotor adaptation. More specifically, the proposed approach is to assess the motor skills of healthy individuals and patients with lesions of the corpus callosum. Motion capture and neuroimaging techniques will be used, and in addition to providing additional fundamental knowledge, the project should contribute to a better assessment of neurological diseases and to the optimization of motor learning in the context of rehabilitation. The position is funded by the DOC2AMU program of Aix-Marseille University, the largest university in France and the Francophone world.
Detailed information about the project and its scientific rationale is available on the website:

Due to the international specifity of the DOC2AMU program, we are looking for individuals who have not been in France for more than 12 monthd in the last 3 years. Detailed information about the funding and eligibility conditions

You will be in charge of conducting research experiments on healthy individuals and neurological patients. Duties will consist in attending professional meetings, recruiting and interviewing research subjects, assisting in the design of psychophysical and neurophysiological experiments, preparing the experimental equipment and protocol, recording and analyzing data, drafting oral presentations and research manuscripts, all under the supervision of F. Sarlegna and O. Felician.
You must hold (or be in the process of completing) a Masters degree or equivalent in neuroscience or affiliated specialties such as biomedical engineering, neuropsychology, experimental psychology, human motor control… Applicants from other relevant backgrounds in engineering, physics or computing science will also be considered provided they demonstrate additional qualifications in neuroscience.
Experience with programming (e.g. Matlab), data collection and analysis (including statistics) and/or human neuroscience techniques (fMRI) is desirable. Applicants should have excellent organizational skills, be highly motivated and enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment. They should be able to communicate effectively in English, with evidence of strong scientific writing skills. The ability or desire to speak French is a plus considering the experiments with patients. Critically, applicants should be passionate about using their expertise for the benefit of patients for whom cross-disciplinary science has the potential to have a positive impact.
You willl work within a team of researchers and clinicians to publish in peer-reviewed journals and disseminate your work at both national and international conferences. International mobility for conferences and coursework are covered by the DOC2AMU program, which also covers research costs and travel costs between Marseille and your place of origin. The program is funded by the the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND action within the H2020 Research and Innovation program of the European Union, by the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and the A*MIDEX Foundation.

Some additional advantages
• 3-year PhD fellowship remunerated above that of a standard French PhD contract with a monthly net salary of approximately 1625€/month.
• Support in the administrative procedures.
• Reserved rooms in university housing.
• Several activities to promote integration in the local student life and cultural activities.
• French language courses covered by the fellowship.

We value diversity and welcome any application.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at fabrice.sarlegna [ chez ]
Please apply online for the position before April 8, 2017 on the DOC2AMU website which is well documented with a detailed guideline for applicants,
Best wishes,
Fabrice SARLEGNA and Olivier FELICIAN

About Aix-Marseille University:
Aix-Marseille University is in France the largest university by the number of its students, its staff and its budget. This has made Aix-Marseille University an institution of higher education and excellent research, with international ambitions.
Aix-Marseille University is multidisciplinary as it offers training in all disciplines: Arts, Literature, Languages and Humanities; Law and Political Science; Economics and Management ; Health; Science and Technology. An intensive research site in collaboration with leading organizations, AMU is one of the French sites of excellence recognized by an international jury as part of Future Investments. AMU is also among the sites labeled “Operation Campus”, with 500 million euros in capital mobilized to renovate and modernize its university campuses. AMU helps developing research, training and employability of students, while creating a privileged link with the socio-economic world.

University of Cincinnati – Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Departments of Psychology, Biological Sciences and the College of Engineering & Applied Science

Apply here:

The Departments of Psychology and Biological Science in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati are jointly seeking applications for an interdisciplinary, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.  We seek a candidate whose research program complements our existing strengths in the dynamics of sensorimotor control, cognitive systems, and coordination of multiple human and/or artificial agents. A successful candidate will have expertise in complex dynamical systems, such as dynamical or computational modeling, network theory, nonlinear time series and signal processing methods, or advanced computational methods for large, complex data sets. We seek candidates who apply those or related methods to research in topical areas such as dynamical neuroscience, neuromechanics, cyber-human systems, robotics and co-robotics, integrated neural prosthetics, cyber-enhancement of sensorimotor or cognitive performance, brain-machine interfaces, or neurologically embedded biosensors. 

We are interested in candidates whose training or publication record evidences the ability to bridge disciplinary boundaries and collaborate with faculty affiliated with the UC CAP Center (from home departments including Psychology, Electrical Engineering & Computing Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, and Biological Sciences). Current CAP Center faculty expertise and interests include cognitive and perceptual-motor development, embodied cognition, complex systems, dynamical and computational modeling, movement coordination, human and animal sensory processes including visual and haptic perception, social perception-action-cognition, dynamical neuroscience, biomorphic design, and cyber-human systems. A Ph.D. in a substantive area that aligns with the research topics described above is a minimum requirement for the position. A successful candidate’s training or professional experience must also indicate a strong potential or demonstrated ability to compete successfully for external funding. The candidate will be expected to conduct research, teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and make service contributions to the mission of the CAP Center and department or departments of appointment. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and we hope to attract applicants who have experience in promoting the success of students from diverse backgrounds. 

The University of Cincinnati values diverse perspectives and we strongly encourage women, racial/ethnic/gender minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply. UC is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life integration. The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at and search for Requisition Number 9242.  In addition to our online application, candiates must also attach a cover letter, CV, research statement, and teaching statement as a single PDF file and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be emailed to the search committee chair at We will begin reviewing applications on December 20, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Vet / Disabled.

Post-doc position in sensorimotor learning and control of speech production

Post-doc position in sensorimotor learning and control of speech production

The Laboratory for Speech Physiology and Motor Control (PI Ludo Max, Ph.D.) at the University of Washington (Seattle) anticipates an NIH-funded opening for a postdoctoral position in the area of speech sensorimotor learning. The lab is located in the University of Washington’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and has additional affiliations with the Graduate Program in Neurocience and the Department of Bioengineering. See for more information.

The successful candidate will use primarily speech sensorimotor adaptationsensorimotor learning and control in adults and children who stutter.

The position is for two years (with second-year fundingdisorders/speech science, and related fields, are encouraged to apply.

Salary will be determined using NIH standards based oncomputer programming experience (the lab relies heavily on MATLAB, R, Psyscope/Psychtoolbox).

For more information, please contact Ludo Max, Ph.D. (e-mail: Applications can be submitted to the same e-mail address. Interested candidates should submit (a) a cover letter describing their research experiences, interests, and goals, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) the names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references, and (d) reprints of relevant journal publications.

11th Annual Motor Control Summer School – Bled, Slovenia

We invite bright, open-minded graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and young professionals to apply for admission to the Motor Control Summer School # XI (MCSS-XI). MCSS-XI will be a five-day event, June 26-30, 2014. It will include an arrival day (June 26), three days of sessions (June 27-29), and a departure day (June 30). For the first time, MCSS will take place in Slovenia! A preliminary agreement has been reached with the “Elovitsa” Hotel/Conference Center in the town of Bled, a beautiful Alpine town alongside a glacier lake, about 20 km from the Ljubljana Airport.

The following speakers expressed their interest in joining MCSS-XI:

Antonio Bicchi, Anatol Feldman, Slobodan Jaric, Mark Latash, Mindy Levin, John Rothwell,Gregor Schöner.

If you would like to participate in MCSS-X:

Please e-mail a letter of interest to Mark Latash ( with a single-file PDF attachment containing a statement of personal goals and a c.v. with the list of publications and presentations.Earlier applications will get preference for admission. If you would like to present a poster, submit a single-page abstract (PDF, font Times New Roman 12, reasonably formatted).

Abstract submission is not a pre-requisite for attendance.