[Comp-neuro] Postdoc on PFC/BG/Cognitive Control

Randall C. O'Reilly Randy.OReilly at colorado.edu
Tue May 27 09:18:51 CEST 2008


A postdoctoral position is available starting June 1, 2008, for research on 
computational models of the neural basis of higher level cognitive function, 
working in collaboration with Randall O'Reilly (CU Boulder), John Anderson 
and Christian Lebiere (CMU).  We have funding to explore how the prefrontal 
cortex and basal ganglia can support higher levels of cognitive function 
("executive control"), leveraging the convergent approaches of the ACT-R 
computational modeling framework on the more abstract and computationally 
powerful end of the spectrum, and more biologically-detailed models using the 
Leabra modeling framework.  The ideal candidate would have familiarity with 
these computational modeling frameworks, and expertise in one of them, as 
well as knowledge of the relevant cognitive neuroscience literature on 
executive function in the prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia.  The primary 
research will be computational, so extensive computational modeling expertise 
is required, as is a PhD in a relevant discipline.

Interested individuals should send a curriculum vitae, representative 
publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of 
reference via email to Randy.OReilly at colorado.edu.  Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received, continuing until the position is filled.  The 
University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to providing a safe and 
productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct 
background investigations for all final applicants being considered for 
employment. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality 
in education and employment.

- Randy


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