Date Posted
6 Feb 2024

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PhD Program
University of Verona

Motor Control Sport Neuroscience

6 Feb 2024

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Position Description

PhD Position in motor control and sport neuroscience at the University of Verona (Italy)
The Laboratory Action Perception (LAP) directed by Paola Cesari, Ph.D. at the University of Verona (Italy) is offering a 3 years Ph.D scholarship in the areas of motor control, learning and sport neuroscience. A main interest of the LAP is to understand the role of human sensory-motor control and learning on human movement considering healthy people, elite athletes and patients with neuro-motor diseases. The position will involve experimental work on the effect of sensory feedback and decision making on motor anticipation and postural adjustments in healthy, elite and disabled population. The LAP is located at the School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences within the Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences. The Department is among the most dynamic and prolific academic environments in Europe in Neuroscience and the School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences has been ranked among the best 20 Schools of Sport Sciences in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2016). The LAP is equipped with VICON Motion Camera system, 2 force plates, 16 channels wireless EMG, TMS, TDCS and eye-tracking. High qualified laboratories in neuro-imaging, cognitive neuroscience and exercise physiology lab are also located within the Department with possibilities for interdisciplinary collaborations. Moreover, the LAP is currently collaborating with national and international institutions (Europe and USA).

The position will start the 1st October 2017.
Applications are accepted until the end of April 2017.

We seek a candidate with excellent verbal and written communication skills who is strongly motivated and preferably has computer-programming experience (MATLAB, R, or LabView are required and C++ desired). Experience with TMS and kinematics and dynamics data collection and analysis is welcome. For more information, please contact lab director Paola Cesari, Ph.D. ( Applications can be submitted to the same e-mail address. Interested candidates should submit (a) a cover letter describing their research experiences, interests, and goals, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) the names and contact information of two individuals who can serve as references.

Position Category: Behavioural & Social Sciences. Position Type: PhD Program. Salary: €10'000 - €20'000.