Job ID: 6113

Post-doctoral position in Leuven/Belgium

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 30 June 2021

City: Leuven

Country: Belgium

Institution: University of Leuven



We are looking for a post-doctorate fellow in the context of a research project entitled “Co-localization and neuromodulation of interoceptive and emotional processes in the insular cortex”. This project combines fMRI, electrophysiology, optogenetics, and autonomic physiology with interoceptive and emotional stimuli in alert non-human primates. The project takes place in Leuven (Belgium) and, depending on performance, the successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to contribute to additional research projects in exciting research environments at the Nathan Kline Inst. (NY), and at the new Intl. Ctr. Primate Brain Res. directed by Nikos Logothetis and Mu-ming Poo (Shanghai).

We are seeking for a dynamic and highly motivated individual with a strong interest in studying the neural correlate of interoception and emotion in non-human primates. The candidate must have obtained a PhD in Neuroscience or related fields. In addition of excellent communication (English), synthesis, writing, programming (Matlab/Python) and experimental skills, either of the following qualifications are of interest to the project:
(a) FMRI of the central representation of autonomic bodily physiology, in humans or NHP, (b) Intracerebral electrophysiological recording (spike/LFP), or (c) Multivariate Data Analysis and Modelling for neuroscience. —

We offer a full-time post-doctorate position. The appointment, starting as soon as possible, is for 1-3 years, upon positive evaluation, and with possible extension. Review of applications begins April 15th and continues until the position is filled. —

For more information and application, email both Wim Vanduffel ( and Henry Evrard ( For an application, email both Wim and Henry with: a short letter of motivation, your CV, and the names and e-mail address of three references.


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