The Attention, Perception, and EXperience (APEX lab) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago seeks applicants for a two-year post-doctoral position in computational cognitive neuroscience research (on-going grant supported research) on sensorimotor integration and plasticity. The projects are focused on perceptuo-motor learning in speech and manual tasks and investigating the neural and cognitive mechanisms that underlie changes with feedback and experience. The candidate will have the opportunity to work and collaborate with scientists from a range of scientific disciplines (psychology, neuroethology, computer science). The candidate will be mainly working with human participants in a team-oriented environment. We encourage women and minority applicants through our commitment to enhance diversity of the work environment. Apexlab.uchicago.edu
PhD in relevant field required (computational or cognitive neuroscience, psychology)
Experienced in analysis and modeling of EEG, fMRI datasets
Experienced in handling large datasets
Experienced in advanced statistical analyses
Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field required
Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods required
Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required
Problem-solving skills required
Analytical skills required
Attention to detail required
Organizational skills required
Ability to learn new research techniques or methods required
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required
Knowledge of Microsoft Office required
Strong verbal and written communication skills required
Motivated candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of research goals and a list of 3 recommenders to Dr. Nusbaum.
The candidate will have the opportunity to work and collaborate with scientists from a range of disciplines.
The candidate will be mainly working with human data in a team-oriented environment.
Assisting with data analyses using Machine Learning and Bayesian Statistical Approaches
Writing scientific reports and grant drafting
Presenting research at scientific conferences and workshops
Other responsibilities may include assisting with EEG and fMRI acquisition from human subjects; imaging from human subjects; managing data files and database; following established procedures or protocols; and collaborating with other university labs
Essential Functions- Main duties in this position will include:
1. Performing assessments and data analyses
2. Assisting with data analyses
3. Writing scientific reports and grant drafting
4.Presenting during scientific conferences and workshops
5. Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
Motivated candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three recommenders, and a statement of research goals to Dr. Howard Nusbaum at HCN1@uchicago.edu.
About the department: The Department of Psychology has a longstanding tradition of producing research that results in real-world impact. From local initiatives in neighborhoods surrounding the University campus to tools used by teachers in classrooms and parents at home around the world, Department faculty and students are constantly making innovations that change the lives of people everywhere. Consistently ranked among the top ten social science research universities in the world, the Division of Social Sciences is at the vanguard of inquiry and impact. The Department of Psychology trains students in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, with a recent emphasis on computational neuroscience.
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