Funded PhD candidate position at the BCBL

Applications are invited for a 4-year full-time PhD Studentship in cognitive neuroscience at the Basque Center on Brain Cognition and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastian (Spain) to study the development of metacognition in connection with executive and language control processes in the human brain. Applicants should have an honours and a Masters degree in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computer science, or Neuroscience and have 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 neuroscientific techniques (e.g., MRI) is highly desirable as well as to demonstrate an ability to work with pediatric and adult samples. Both excellent communication skills and command of the Spanish language is a requirement. The student will receive a stipend of 16.000 € during the first 2 years and 18.000 € during the last 2 years. Despite the fact that the position is for 4 years, it is expected that the elected candidate will apply for predoctoral grants from national and local funding agencies.

The BCBL research facilities include a 3T Siemens Prisma MRI, a whole-head 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 are also excellent technical support team and research staff. Details of BCBL faculty research interests and research facilities can be found at

Interested candidates should submit their application for “ PhD 2017 – Neurodevelopmental basis of metacognition” by going to the following link: and upload:
-Curriculum vitae
-A cover letter/statement describing research interests (4000 characters maximum)
-The names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of recommendation

For more information, please contact Kepa Paz-Alonso, and David Soto,

Application Deadline: Sept 30th 2017