[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Position: EEG and Behavioral Dynamics of Social Coordination

Emmanuelle TOGNOLI tognoli at ccs.fau.edu
Mon Jul 14 17:22:59 CEST 2008

The Human Brain and Behavior Laboratory (HBBL), Center for Complex Systems
and Brain Sciences at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is offering a
Postdoctoral Position in the area of Social Neuroscience.

The research program aims to study the neural and behavioral mechanisms
underlying social coordination: how brain regions couple and decouple both
within an individual brain and between brains engaged in social
interactions, what factors enhance or degrade the informational coupling
between them, or affect the directionality of behavioral influence.

The postdoctoral scientist will be highly motivated and will be able to
work independently. He/she will also collaborate within an
interdisciplinary team of researchers whose expertise spans Neuroscience,
Psychology and Physics with the goal of understanding brains and behaviors
in terms of complex dynamical systems. The successful applicant will
contribute to behavioral and neurobehavioral experiments and to
theoretical modeling, in which social interactions are treated as
meaningfully coupled dynamical systems.

The laboratory is equipped with a high density EEG system (Neuroscan
Synamp II) including dual-EEG capability, sound-isolated faraday chamber,
Polhemus Isotrack II and Fastrak electrode positioning system, software
suites for source reconstruction and multimodal brain imaging (Curry 5).
Behavioral facility includes a Northern Digital OPTOTRAK 3010 and
mutichannel Analog input/output systems by National Instrument. A 3T Signa
Excite MR scanner is also available for extending the work to fMRI and DTI
and possibilities for MEG and PET tracer studies are in place.
Computationally intensive applications can be directed to a Beowulf
cluster maintained by FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent, experience or
willingness to learn in one or more relevant domains will be considered an
-	Preparation and conduct of social, neurobehavioral or neurocognitive
-	Recording and analysis of EEG or MEG
-	Digital signal processing and statistical analysis
-	Programming (Matlab, C, visual basic),
-	Theoretical modeling, dynamical systems
-	Excellent writing skills

The position will be for one year with the possibility of extension
depending on satisfactory progress. Salary will be commensurable with
experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should send CV and
arrange for 3 reference letters via email to:

J. A. Scott Kelso, kelso at ccs.fau.edu
Emmanuelle Tognoli, tognoli at ccs.fau.edu
HBBL, Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences,
Florida Atlantic University.
Boca Raton, FL

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