[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position at Boston University Center for Neuroscience

Uri Eden 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 
highly desirable.

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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