[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Position in Multimodal Neuroimaging for
Characterizing Rapid Decision Making
ps629 at columbia.edu
Thu Apr 1 15:33:16 CEST 2010
Multimodal Neuroimaging for Characterizing Rapid Decision Making
Columbia University, Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Laboratory for Intelligent Imaging and Neural Computing (LIINC) at
Columbia University has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow
to participate in our research program focusing on understanding the
cortical basis for rapid decision making in the human brain.
Our approach has been to use multi-modal neuroimaging, including a
custom designed simultaneous EEG/fMRI system, to identify spatio-
temporal cortical networks underlying rapid decision making, followed
by targeted TMS to perturb these networks to infer causality between
network activity and behavior. Our analysis methods are deeply rooted
in machine learning techniques, with a focus on using such techniques
to enable single-trial analysis for correlating with decision variables.
Applicants should have a background in one, and preferably several, of
the following area: machine learning, neural signal processing,
neuroimaging (EEG and/or fMRI), decision making, cognitive
neuroscience. A Ph.D. in Engineering, Computer Science or
Neuroscience is preferred.
LIINC is in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia
University and interacts closely with other departments at Columbia,
Including Electrical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Computer
Science and Neuroscience. In addition, the C3Vision project includes
collaborators at other academic institutions as well as in industry,
and the project involves both basic and applied research which will
ultimately lead to testable systems.
Interested candidates should send via email their CV, three
representative papers, the names of three references, and cover letter
to Prof. Paul Sajda (psajda at columbia.edu).
Applications will be considered until September 2010. The position is
for one year, with the option to renew for 2-3 years, given
satisfactory performance and available funding. Only U.S. citizens or
permanent residence will be considered.
Paul Sajda, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
351 Engineering Terrace Building, Mail Code 8904
1210 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
tel: (212) 854-5279
fax: (212) 854-8725
email: ps629 at columbia.edu
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