Job ID: 104070

Postdoc position: “Using invasive and non-invasive brain stimulation to modulate pain perception in humans”

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 March 2023

City: Brussels

Country: Belgium

Institution: UCLouvain

Department: Institute of Neuroscience


We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to work with us at the Institute of Neuroscience (IoNS) of UCLouvain, Brussels. The project will be led by Giulia Liberati. The team has access to different experimental facilities, including scalp and intracerebral EEG, TMS, tDCS, intracerebral current stimulation, and fMRI. Additional information regarding the research activity of the PI can be found at

The aim of the fellowship is to use different methods of invasive and non-invasive brain stimulation, to (i) elucidate the relationship between EEG oscillatory activity and pain perception, and (ii) to inform future brain stimulation protocols for the treatment of chronic pain patients.  The position will require conducting experiments in both healthy participants and patients. The project will be conducted in tight collaboration with Saint-Luc University Clinic, where intracerebral current stimulation will be performed in patients with multi-contact depth electrodes encompassing various deep brain regions including the insula, the operculum, and the cingulate cortex.

The position will run for 2 years with possibility of extension. Salary will depend on experience and will be determined following national guidelines.


  • A PhD in neuroscience, cognitive science, medicine, engineering, or similar.
  • Experience with electroencephalography and brain stimulation.
  • Strong expertise in data analysis.
  • The candidate should have not resided or worked in Belgium for the past 24 months.


Applications should be sent by email to, and should include a cover letter detailing research motivation, a curriculum vitae, and one or more reference letters.


The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Start date is flexible, starting from March 2023.