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The ULB Neuroscience Institute (UNI) comprises more than 240 scientists including more than 40 Principal Investigators (PIs) grouped into 24 research groups. It offers a dynamic and diverse research environment in all fields of brain research, from molecular and cellular neurobiology, to systems, cognitive, and clinical neurosciences.

In order to expand internationally and keep rising its level of excellence, UNI launched an International PhD Program in Neuroscience. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in a top UNI laboratory of their choice, in a stimulating and diverse environment aligned with the highest International standards. They will be supported with a PhD Fellowship covering living expenses and tuition. In addition they will enjoy the international flavour of Brussels, a lively city in the heart of Europe.

Highly qualified candidates with a deep commitment to basic research are invited to apply. Applicants should hold a MSc degree (or equivalent).

Closing date for 2023 applications is February 28th. Selection will be completed by end of June. Accepted candidates may start research projects as early as October 2023.

We look forward to welcoming you at UNI and Brussels!

How to apply? go to : position 24 months International mobility University of Mons – UMONS University of Namur – UNamur – interdisciplinary projects on neurodegenerative diseases.27 janvier 2022

Within the frame of a Marie Curie action of the European Union, the University of Mons –
UMONS/the University of Namur is seeking for highly motivated post-doctoral researchers for
interdisciplinary projects. Within this frame, the laboratories of neuroscience, neuropsychology and engineering innovation are joining their forces to develop a cross-disciplinary research project on neurodegenerative diseases. The fellowship is a prestigious EU funding scheme which supports mobility, career development and training in Europe and beyond. The fellowship offers a 24 months’ highly competitive salary and research/training funds.

o any nationality, no age restriction, fluent in English
o must hold a PhD in any fields related to the subject at the call deadline (7th March 2022)
o cannot have resided or carried out her/his main activity in Belgium for more than 12 months in the three years before the call deadline

Research project and research groups
Cognitive Neuroscience is a very complex field of research, requiring the contribution of
complementary disciplines, such as psychology, biomedical sciences, mathematics and engineering.
The Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Psychophysiology and Electrophysiology of Cognition – CiPsE – brings together the activities of 7 research departments from 4 faculties of the UMONS. Its aim is to create an environment favorable to the development of multidisciplinary projects integrating new technologies and exploiting physiological, psychological and electrophysiological measurements of brain activity during cognitive tasks.
UMONS has a strong expertise in the development of tools (explainable AI) and statistical methods to integrate behavioral and EEG data for the development of precision medicine in psychiatric and neurodegenerative pathologies. The CiPsE has developed a multicenter recruitment network of Alzheimer patients (EpiCura, CHwapi, ISPPC, CHU Ambroise Paré) and has EEG tools (64 to 128 channels), Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), Eye-tracking and Physiological Parameters Measurement for data collection.
The aim of this multidisciplinary project is to combine expertise and techniques for an early diagnosis of Alzheimer-s disease and to develop tools to better predict conversion from mild cognitive disorder to Alzheimer. These tools will be of tremendous importance when disease-modifying drugs will be available on the market.This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska Curie grant agreement No101034383.
The project will be co-supervised by Laurence Ris from the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy,
Laurent Lefebvre from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences and Philippe Fortemps from the Faculty of Engineering.

Lancement de l’appel à projets du programme Connect with Wallonia (C2W) ce 1er décembre –
Université de Mons (
Home – Service / FMP – Neurosciences (
Home – Service / FPSE – Psychologie cognitive et Neuropsychologie (
Home – Service / FPMS – Management de l’Innovation Technologique (
How to apply ?
Expression of interest must be submitted to Laurence Ris, UMONS:

Applicants are invited to either propose their own research project or to discuss with the PIs to
develop an interdisciplinary project based on their specific expertise.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and
innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska Curie grant agreement No