[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Position in Computational Sensorimotor Integration

konrad koerding kording at MIT.EDU
Fri Aug 4 23:55:38 CEST 2006

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Sensorimotor Integration

Northwestern University,
Downtown Chicago, IL

An enthusiastic and well-qualified post-doctoral researcher is required 
to work in the wide area of computational sensorimotor integration in 
the laboratory of Konrad Koerding at the Rehabilitation Institute of 
Chicago, Northwestern University, Chicago. The research in the 
laboratory focuses on the question how people combine information from 
several sensors to allow them to move efficiently. Towards this aim new 
Bayesian models are developed and tested using human psychophysics. The 
successful applicant will be expected to work on computational models 
and experimental studies in humans.

Applicants should have a PhD and skills relevant to machine learning, 
Bayesian statistics or computational neuroscience and an interest in the 
way the nervous system solves computational problems; however, 
applicants with a strong background in psychophysics who wish to learn 
computational approaches will also be considered. Experience with Matlab 
would be very advantageous.

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) boasts a large 
concentration of researchers that address various questions about 
movement in healthy and patient populations. The department of 
physiology hosts many scientists probing the neural basis of movement.  


Informal inquiries can be addressed by email to Konrad Koerding 
(konrad at koerding.com). For more information about the environment see 
the webpages of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (www.ric.org 
<http://www.ric.org/>), the Northwestern department of 
<http://www.physio.northwestern.edu/>) and the Northwestern department 
of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (www.northwestern.edu/pmr/ 

The position is available from October 2006 for one year in the first 


Applicants should supply:
- a 1 page statement of research interests
- copy of CV
- names and contact details of 3 referees
to Email: konrad at koerding.com

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