[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position at Boston University Center for
tzvi at bu.edu
Wed Jul 9 23:38:30 CEST 2008
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position with a
multidisciplinary research group at the Boston University Center for
Neuroscience to study the neural representations of memory encoding and
retrieval tasks across multiple data modalities including single unit
spiking activity, local field potentials, MEG, EEG, and fMRI.
This research will involve working in collaboration with faculty in the
Boston University Departments of Mathematics and Statistics and the
Center for Memory and Brain in the Department of Psychology to: 1)
develop new statistical and data analysis methods to characterize common
features of neural coding associated with electrophysiological and
imaging data, and 2) characterize the role of theta oscillations in
memory encoding and retrieval by developing parametric models both for
spiking activity in rat hippocampus in relation to the phase of the
theta activity in the LFP and for the theta phase in human EEG/MEG data
during behavioral tasks that favor either memory encoding or retrieval.
This research will be conducted in collaboration with Professors Howard
Eichenbaum, Michael Hasselmo, Chantal Stern, and Uri Eden.
The ideal candidate will have a strong quantitative background and a
good understanding of basic neuroscience. Candidates with a Ph.D. in
any of the following disciplines are encouraged to apply: Neuroscience,
Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or any related
fields. Experience with signal processing and programming in MATLAB is
If interested, please send your curriculum vitae and a brief description
of your research interests to Uri Eden at tzvi at bu.edu.
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