Our Lab is part of the Mov'it Team at the Paris Brain Institute and we work in collaboration with Estelle Chavret-Reculon, animal well-being specialist from PhenoParc facility, and Mathieu Santin, imaging research engineer from CENIR 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.

Samantha Hurtado Woenckhaus Master's student

Muntasir Callachand Research Assistant

Chetan Kumar Velumurugan Research Assistant in Biomedical Engineering


Maelle Christiaens Master's student (Gap year)

Max Weill Medicine-Science student

Emma Wagner Engineering student (Gap year)

Shibu Antony Master's student

Marion Mallet Engineering student

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, 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