[Comp-neuro] Postdoc position at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Konrad Koerding kk at northwestern.edu
Wed Aug 12 16:48:52 CEST 2009


An enthusiastic and well-qualified post-doctoral researcher is
required to work in the wide area of computational sensorimotor
integration in the laboratory of Konrad Koerding at the Rehabilitation
Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University, Chicago.  Current
research in the laboratory focuses on the question of decoding of
neural signals, cue combination and motor control. These projects
require probabilistic models and supervised as well as unsupervised
learning techniques. We also test which algorithms are used by the
human brain. A successful applicant is expected to bring together
machine learning skills with neuroscience problems.

Applicants should have a PhD and skills relevant to machine learning,
Bayesian statistics or computational neuroscience and an interest in
the way the nervous system solves computational problems; however
applicants with a strong background in psychophysics who wish to learn
computational approaches will also be considered. Experience with
Matlab would be very advantageous.

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) boasts a large
concentration of researchers that address various questions about
movement in healthy and patient populations. The department of
physiology hosts many scientists probing the neural basis of movement.

Informal inquiries can be addressed by email to Professor Konrad
Koerding (konrad at koerding.com). For more information about the
environment see the Web Pages of the Rehabilitation Institute of
Chicago (www.ric.org), the Northwestern Department of Physiology
(www.physio.northwestern.edu) and the Northwestern Department of
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (www.northwestern.edu/pmr/).

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is an Affirmative Action -
Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all
positions, and employees are treated during employment without regard
to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital or
veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition,
disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status
to the extent required by law. The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
embraces diversity in its work force.

Applicants should supply:
 - one-page statement of research interests
 - Copy of CV (two if sent by post)
 - Names and contact details of three references


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