[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position in computational/theoretical neuroscience

Odelia Schwartz oschwart at aecom.yu.edu
Fri Oct 12 17:06:00 CEST 2007


Postdoctoral position in computational/theoretical neuroscience

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in
computational/theoretical neuroscience, in the lab of Odelia Schwartz
at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

Our lab employs tools of computational and theoretical neuroscience, to
study systems from the neural level through to perception and behavior.
For example, we develop models of sensory processing based on the
hypothesis that images and sounds have predictable and quantifiable
statistical regularities to which the brain is sensitive. The models are
constructed through interplay with physiological and psychophysical data.

Example projects: (1) Models of how neurons and percepts are affected by
contextual information: spatially, what surrounds a given feature or
object; and temporally, what has been observed in the past, i.e.,
adaptation. (2) Models of hierarchical neural processing.
(3) Characterizing the statistics of images for classes of scenes and
textures, and understanding how manipulating such statistics affect neural
processing.

For more information about the lab and recent publications, see:
http://neuroscience.aecom.yu.edu/faculty/primary_faculty_pages/schwartz.html

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, a strong
quantitative background, and an interest in neuroscience. Prior experience
would ideally include areas such as computational neuroscience, machine
learning, statistics and/or signal processing.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) offers a vibrant
interdisciplinary environment, with a growing systems and computational
contingent. The position will be in the Department of Neuroscience and
Center for Bioinformatics, with opportunities for experimental
interactions and collaborations.

AECOM is located in a quiet neighborhood of New York, only a short
subway ride from Manhattan.  Information about working at the AECOM,
including housing for postdocs, can be found at:
http://www.aecom.yu.edu/home/belfer_institute/
Initial appointments are for one year and renewable for a total period of
three years. Salary is competitive and will commensurate with experience.

Please send inquiries; or a CV, short statement of research interests,
and names and contact information of 3 references to:

Odelia Schwartz
oschwart at aecom.yu.edu

Meetings:
I will be available to meet at the upcoming SFN and NIPS conferences.


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