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

Master's student at Sorbonne Universite

Maelle Christiaens

Master's student at Ecole Normale Superieure

Chetan Kumar Velumurugan

Research Assistant in Biomedical Engineering

Emma Wagner

Engineering student at AgroParisTech

We are part of the Mov'it Team and we work in collaboration with Estelle Chavret-Reculon, animal well-being specialist at PhenoParc platform, and Mathieu Santin, imaging research engineer at CENIR plateform.


Shibu Antony Master's student

Marion Mallet Engineering student

Ahmed El Khamessy Master's student (co-PIs: Chavret-Reculon, Munuera, Tissier)

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 year. Both French and international candidates are welcome. Candidates, preferably 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