PhD candidate position at the BCBL

PHD candidate position at the BCBL – Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)

Applications are invited for a 4-year full-time PhD Studentship in cognitive neuroscience of language at the Basque Center on Brain Cognition and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastian (Spain) to investigate plasticity changes in brain language networks using MEG in patients that undergo brain surgery.

Applicants should have a Masters degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, Computer science, Neuroscience, Engineering, Psychology, or neighbor areas, with a strong interest in the key areas of cognitive neuroscience that are relevant for the research, coupled with strong computational skills (e.g., Python, Matlab). Experience with state-of-the art neuroscience techniques (e.g., MEG, EEG, MRI) is highly desirable but not mandatory.

The BCBL research facilities include a 3T Siemens Prisma MRI, a whole-head Elekta MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab, and several well-equipped behavioral labs including eye trackers and a computing cluster. There is also an excellent team of technical support and research staff. Details of BCBL faculty research interests and research facilities can be found at

Deadline July 30th

We encourage immediate applications as the selection process will be ongoing and the appointment may be made before the deadline.

To submit your application please follow this link: applying for PhD MEG 2017 and upload:
1. Your curriculum vitae.
2. A cover letter/statement describing your research interests (4000 characters maximum)
3. The names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of recommendation

For more information, please contact the Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras (