2 PhD positions in Cognitive Neuroscience – Université de Liège

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PsyNCog – Psychology & Neuroscience of Cognition


GIGA – Cyclotron Research Centre / In Vivo Imaging

University of Liège – Belgium



2 PhD positions are available within the Excellence of Science (EOS) DYNAMICS OF LEARNING AND CONSOLIDATION research program. This program studies the neural processes underlying the transition of information between different memory systems (e.g., from working memory to lexical and semantic long-term memory and vice-versa) using a functional neuroimaging approach.


Responsibilities – main function

You will be in charge of 3T MRI data acquisitions in healthy young and older individuals submitted to different learning and recall paradigms. You will process the behavioural and neuroimaging data and prepare manuscripts and conference presentations. You will work in close collaboration with other PhD students and postdocs but will have your own dedicated project. You may supervise MSc students. You will benefit from the scientific, technical and administrative support of the multidisciplinary staff of the PsyNCog and GIGA-In Vivo Imaging research centres (see www.psyncog.uliege.be and https://www.gigacrc.uliege.be/cms/c_4212477/en/portail-gigacrc ). The research will be supervised by Dr. Steve Majerus and Dr. Fabienne Collette, in collaboration with Dr. Wim Fias (UGent) and Dr. Christophe Phillips (ULiège).


Qualifications and requirements

  • Candidate should be skilled, highly motivated, have excellent communication and organizational skills, able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Candidates must have an MSc in any disciplines related to the topics of the call (cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, etc.)
  • Experience in fMRI and Matlab
  • Mastery of English and French


Contract duration

The position is funded for 3 years. Contract will start on September 1st 2019 and no later than October 1st 2020. Monthly salary will be provided upon request and follows Belgian regulations.



Applicants are invited to respond as soon as possible and no later than July 25th 2019. Please include all the following documents in PDF format: CV (including list of publications), two reference letters, a brief letter (maximum 2 pages) describing your personal qualifications, research interests and motivation for applying. Applications or informal enquiries should be sent via email to smajerus@uliege.be.

Pour postuler, envoyez votre CV et votre lettre de motivation par e-mail à smajerus@uliege.be