Master Opportunities

[2] We are continuously accepting new master students to get involved in ongoing projects or start new ideas – don’t hesitate to get in touch!

PhD Opportunities

Application packages should include: detailed CV, letter of motivation (incl. future professional wishes), prior published work/master thesis, recommendation letters/contact (unlimited #), copies of your diplomas (incl. grades and ranking)

PhD #1 Time Semantics (competitive with DGA by May 30 th)

PhD #2 Mental Models of Time (competitive with DGA by May 30 th)

PhD #3 WildTimes PhD (CEA/SNCF): Time, space, and duration are intertwined in our everyday life yet they are rarely studied together in ecological settings. This PhD project will focus on (temporal and spatial) cognition in humans when they are moving using mobile neuroimaging (electroencephalography, EEG). This project will contribute to the understanding of the representation of time in the human brain by empirically contrasting current theories on how the human brain maps time during complex trajectories, and will contribute to practical applications in collaboration with SNCF and IFSTTAR.


  • Interest in temporal cognition and/or spatial navigation;
  • Interest in doing rigorous science in ecological settings; 
  • Prior experience with psychophysics, human psychology, neurosciences,  and/or electroencephalography; 
  • Basic programming skills a plus (Matlab/ Python); 
  • Mastery of French and English language in spoken and written form; 
  • Dynamic, reliable, can take initiatives, enthusiasm,  willingness to learn and engage in an interdisciplinary consortium.

Postdoctoral Opportunities

[1] Multifracs PostDoc [PDF]: Multivariate Multifractal Analysis of Human Brain Dynamics in Magnetoencephalography (MEG). The goal of the project is to perform multivariate scale-free analysis of MEG data.

[2] We are continuously accepting applicants to join the team. Please inquire if interested!

[1] WildTimes [PDF]ASAP several opportunities for master students are available starting now!

[2] We are continuously accepting new master students to get involved in ongoing projects or start new ideas!

Fulfilled Opportunities

[candidate selection in progress] PhD candidate for the Numerics PhD program: Exploring the functional role of neural oscillations in temporal processing

WildTimes_PostDoc_[PDF details]:  expected start in Feb. 2019 to study time perception in transport.

[filled] Internship (master): Assessing the relationship between implicit and explicit timing in the human brain (with Sophie Herbst)

[filled]  Tenure-track* researcher position [pdf]

Applications are invited for a tenure-track researcher position in the Cognition and Brain Dynamics research team of Virginie van Wassenhove. The lab is hosted at NeuroSpin (Dir. Prof Stanislas Dehaene) on the plateau de Saclay near Paris, France. Salary will be commensurate with experience and the position comes with benefits package. Application closing date is set to end of April 2018. Pre-selected candidates will be interviewed in May. Earliest start date is planned for September 2018.

[filled] Internship (master): Tracking decision processes in temporal metacognition (with Tadeusz Kononowicz)