[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Position in Multimodal Neuroimaging for Characterizing Rapid Decision Making

Paul Sajda ps629 at columbia.edu
Thu Apr 1 15:33:16 CEST 2010

Postdoctoral Fellow
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.
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University
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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