Our Lab is part of the Mov'it Team at the Paris Brain Institute and we work in collaboration with the PhenoParc facility and the CENIR imaging facility.

Julia Sliwa Principal Investigator

How our social skills are rooted in ancient biological and phylogenetic mechanisms is fascinating to me. In 2019, I started my research program at the Paris Brain Institute as a CNRS Permanent Researcher. Previously I trained as a Research Associate and Post-Doctoral Fellow at The Rockefeller University in New York and as a Graduate Student at Institut des Sciences Cognitives Marc Jeannerod in Lyon.

Muntasir Callachand Research Assistant (Ingenieur d'Etudes)

Arnaud Maupas Master's student (Gap year)

Cindy De Araujo Silva Master 1 student

Raphael Blanc 2nd year Engineering student


Samantha Hurtado Woenckhaus Master's student 2022, CRI

Maelle Christiaens Master's student (Gap year) 2021, ENS

Muntasir Callachand Master's student in Systems Biology 2021, Sorbonne Universite

Chetan Kumar Velumurugan Part-time Research Assistant in Biomedical Engineering 2021, CRI

Max Weill Medicine-Science 2nd year student 2021, Universite Paris Cite

Emma Wagner Engineering student (Gap year) 2020, AgroParisTech

Marion Mallet 2nd year Engineering student 2019, AgroParisTech

Shibu Antony Master's student 2019, CRI

Positions available

We are looking for creative and motivated Postdocs and Graduate and Undergraduate Students to join our group, to study social processing and social cognition using tools including functional magnetic resonance imaging, multielectrode recordings, and behavioral analyses. Our goal is to track how social learning about others and from others is instantiated in the brain. Successful candidates will help design and execute a research program aimed at understanding how brains of social beings make sense of their societies.

Post-Doctoral researcher

The position is initially for 1.5 year. Both French and international candidates are welcome. Candidates, with experience in in-vivo neuroscience and/or fMRI, and having coding skills (Matlab/Python), should send their CV, research statement, and representative publications to julia.sliwa@icm-institute.org.

PhD student

The position is for 3 years. Both French and international candidates are welcome. PhD student at the Paris Brain Institute are affiliated to Sorbonne University through the Brain-Cognition-Behaviour Doctoral School (ED3C). Candidates, interested in learning in-vivo neuroscience, fMRI, and in acquiring coding skills (Matlab/Python), should send their CV and statement of research interests to julia.sliwa@icm-institute.org

Undergraduate internships

Enthusiast and curious candidates should send their CV to julia.sliwa@icm-institute.org