Job ID: 12572

Ph.D. Student in Lucca/Italy

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 30 June 2021

Employment Start Date: 2 November 2021

Contract Length: Up to 4 years

City: Lucca

Country: Italy

Institution: IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Department: Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences


Applications are now being accepted for the 2021/22 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (, one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent U-Multirank survey. Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 37 fully-funded positions. Moreover, this year the IMT School offers two additional scholarships:

– 1 for the PhD Program in “Cognitive and Cultural Systems”, track in “Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences”, funded within the ERC Starting Grant project “Tweaking dreams: non-invasive modulation of the level and content of mental activity during sleep” (“TweakDreams”);
– 1 for the Program in “Systems Science”, track in “Economics, Networks and Business Analytics”, funded as part of the training and research activities on the topics covered by the Neuroscience Lab (NS LAB), the research laboratory joint venture between Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center SpA and the IMT School.

One of the four field-specific tracks is Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences, which is under the “Cognitive and Cultural Systems” PhD Program. This research-based, multidisciplinary track focuses on cognitive, computational and social neurosciences, and integrates basic neuroscience methods, including molecular biology and genetics, with traditional experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Students will attend multiple courses, including fundamentals in cognitive psychology, behavioral and social neuroscience, neuropsychology, psychophysiology, neuroethics, neural basis of perception, neural basis of consciousness, philosophy of science, critical thinking, structural and functional neuroimaging, and basic/advanced methods for data analysis.

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