[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Position: EEG of fast visual recognition

Maximilian Riesenhuber mr287 at georgetown.edu
Mon Mar 31 22:47:33 CEST 2008


Postdoctoral Position: EEG of fast visual recognition
Riesenhuber Lab
Department of Neuroscience
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

We have an opening for a postdoctoral fellow, starting immediately, to 
participate in a research project studying the neural mechanisms 
underlying "fast" object recognition using high-density EEG, focusing on 
attentional requirements and interference between recognition tasks 
(e.g., under dual-task conditions), as part of a larger collaborative 
project aiming to develop a real-time neurally-based target detection 
system combining machine and biological vision.

A strong quantitative background and experience in neural data analysis 
are required. Experience with EEG and psychophysics is a strong plus, as 
is training in biological and/or machine vision. Experience with Mac OS 
X, MATLAB, and C++ preferred.

Our lab investigates the computational mechanisms underlying human 
object recognition as a gateway to understanding information processing 
and learning in cortex.  In our work, we combine computational modeling 
with psychophysical, fMRI and most recently EEG data from our own lab 
and collaborators, as well as with single unit data obtained in 
collaboration with physiology labs. For more information, see 
http://maxlab.neuro.georgetown.edu.

The position is for one year, with the option to renew for two 
additional years, given satisfactory performance and available funding. 
Salary is competitive. Candidates should be US citizens or permanent 
residents.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief (1 page) statement of 
research interests, representative reprints, and the names and contact 
information of three references by email to Maximilian Riesenhuber 
(mr287 at georgetown.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately, 
and will continue until the position is filled. Informal inquiries are 
welcome.

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Maximilian Riesenhuber                             phone: 202-687-9198
Department of Neuroscience                         fax:   202-784-3562
Georgetown University Medical Center       email: mr287 at georgetown.edu
Research Building Room WP-12
3970 Reservoir Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20007                http://maxlab.neuro.georgetown.edu
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