PostDoc – High-Resolution FMRI And Transcranial Focused Ultrasound In NHP

postdoctoral position with Qi Zhu ( is available in the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit ( at NeuroSpin (INSERM, CEA, Université Paris-Saclay). The position will be funded with a grant from the ANR, the French National Research Agency.

The postdoctoral fellow will work on a project with transversal collaboration among ultra-high field MRI, therapeutic ultrasound, and non-human primate (NHP) imaging experts (Benoit Larrat, Alexis Amadon, Nicolas Boulant, Wim Vanduffel). The aim is to use a combination of ultra-high-resolution fMRI (at 3T, 7T, and potentially 11.7T) and focused ultrasound to study the effect of therapeutic ultrasound on primate social behaviour and the neural mechanism behind it. The ultimate goal is to pave the way for improved treatments for social dysfunction.


Candidate profile

  • Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., Cognitive/Systems Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical physics), and ideally prior end-to-end experience with the use of fMRI and non-human primates, good programming, experimental and statistical skills.
  • Prior experience with therapeutic ultrasound and more precisely brain applications of it would be a plus.
  • A good level of English is required.
  • Knowledge of the French language is an asset but not essential.

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