open-discussion > 3 Research Felloships in Neuroimaging at the University of Bari
Dec 14, 2019  12:12 AM | Linda Antonucc
3 Research Felloships in Neuroimaging at the University of Bari
The Group of Psychiatric Neuroscience at the University of Bari Aldo Moro (Italy) aims to discover
the biological sources of differences between individuals that make them at risk of - or resilient to -
psychiatric disorders.
We will publish 3 calls for research fellowships in neuroimaging in different projects with
multiple PIs. One of the positions is reserved for magnetoencephalography (1 year renewable up to
4 years, funding already secured; official call here), the other two for fMRI (1 for 1 year renewable,
1 for 2 years renewable; official call pending). The positions are targeted at postdoctoral fellows.
Outstanding predoctoral candidates will be evaluated. The expected starting dates are between
March and July 2020.
Expressions of interest are welcome before December 31st.

The group is headed by Prof. Alessandro Bertolino and investigates the association of genetic
variability with brain phenotypes, with a special focus on subjects at risk for psychiatric
disorders (for recent articles from the lab, see [1], [2], [3]). Successful candidates will work in the
lab of Brain Imaging, Networks, and Data mining (BIND) directed by Dr. Giulio Pergola. The
department has an in-house Elekta Triux magnetoencephalography with a dedicated technician.
Two 3T MRI scanners are available in collaborating hospitals. Prof. Giuseppe Blasi and his team
have access to and routinely tests patients, relatives of patients, and individuals at risk for
psychosis. The environment is interdisciplinary, including psychologists, biotechnologists, and
MDs, and internationally oriented, e.g., including Marie Curie awardees Dr. Pergola and Dr.
Linda A. Antonucci, along with several other members trained for > 1 year in UK, USA, and
Finland.
The ideal applicant is a neuroimager with international experience and a PhD in Neuroscience,
Cognitive Sciences, Neuropsychology, Computational Science, or any quantitative research field.
Coding experience (Matlab, Python, or R) is required, whereas machine learning and graph
theory expertise are a plus. Successful candidates are expected to have at least one
published/submitted lead author paper. We expect the successful candidate to be motivated
and research-oriented. It is equally important to have a team-working attitude and a motivation to fit
in the group. Proficiency in Italian is not required.
Consider applying even if you only have strong coding and analytic skills – definitely apply if you
think you have smart ideas on how to analyze multimodal neuroimaging data from hundreds
of subjects.
The University of Bari Aldo Moro is one the largest Italian universities (50.000 students, 1500
permanent professors and researchers, 1500 units of technicians and administrative staff). Bari is a
sunny city located by the sea, and the third largest Italian city south of Rome. The cost of living is
low relative to Italian standards.
Please contact Dr. Giulio Pergola sending a CV and the contact details of at least two references
if you would like to have more information on the positions and on the ongoing projects
(giulio.pergola@uniba.it).