[Comp-neuro] Postdoc position at Boston University: Active sensing and neurocontrol

jritt at bu.edu jritt at bu.edu
Sat Nov 6 19:03:05 CET 2010

Post-doctoral positions are available in the Ritt lab in the Department 
of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University.  Potential projects 
focus on the rodent whisker tactile system, and employ a combination of 
in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics and microstimulation, 
behavioral testing and high speed videography, and computational 
modeling, integrated in real-time feedback designs to study neural 
substrates of active sensation.  Scientific questions are complemented 
by engineering interest in sensory prosthetics and closed loop control 
of neural systems.

Candidates may have additional opportunities to participate within the 
extensive neuroscience community at BU, and in the recently inaugurated 
Cognitive Rhythms Collaborative, an NSF funded initiative involving 25 
labs across BU, MIT, Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brandeis, 
Tufts and Brown University.

Candidates should have extensive experience in at least one of 
electrophysiology (especially chronic recording); decision theory, 
control theory, dynamical systems or similar computational subjects; 
and/or rodent behavioral training.  Candidates with experience in 
multiple areas are preferred.  Training in additional methods will be 
provided as appropriate.  Position is funded for three years, with 
reappointment each year contingent on satisfactory progress, and an 
extension of term possible under appropriate circumstances.  
Compensation is commensurate with the NIH scale, adjusted for 

Candidates should send a C.V.; a cover letter summarizing research 
interests, background, and future goals; and contact information for 
three or more references to Jason Ritt at jritt at bu.edu.  Potential 
candidates attending SFN are encouraged to arrange a meeting with the 
PI in San Diego via the same email address.


Jason Ritt
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Boston University
44 Cummington St
Boston MA 02215

jritt at bu.edu
617-353-5903 (office)


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