[Comp-neuro] Postdoc position in MEG/EEG signal analysis

Aapo Hyvärinen aapo.hyvarinen at helsinki.fi
Wed Apr 6 15:19:56 CEST 2011

Applications are invited for a

*** Postdoctoral position ***

in a project on two-person neuroscience in Helsinki, Finland. This is a 
joint project with Aapo Hyvarinen (Univ of Helsinki) and Riitta Hari 
(Aalto University, formerly called Helsinki Univ of Technology).

The postdoctoral position consists of developing new models and methods 
for analysing data from brain imaging experiments using MEG and EEG. 
While almost all brain imaging data are currently analyzed by simple 
methods which constrain the experiments to simple laboratory situations, 
we develop new methods with which we can analyse brain activity in 
situations closer to everyday-life. The setting we consider in this 
particular project is "two-person neuroscience", in which two subjects 
are in social interaction with each other, while both of their brains 
are scanned.

The post-doc position is located in Aapo Hyvarinen's group at the 
University of Helsinki, which is one of the world's leading groups in 
unsupervised machine learning and its applications in neuroscience. The 
work is done in close collaboration with Riitta Hari's group at the 
Brain Research Unit of Aalto University, world-famous for its pioneering 
work in the development of MEG. Riitta Hari's group is currently 
developing a system in which two interacting persons' MEG signals can be 
recorded at the same time. The selected candidate will thus receive 
world-class post-doctoral training in a highly multidisciplinary and 
paradigm-shifting project.

Applications from candidates with a PhD degree in signal processing, 
computer science, statistics, or similar, are welcome. Candidates with 
experience in neuroscience are preferred but exceptionally strong 
candidates with a strong future commitment to neuroscience are also 
eligible. Candidates who are likely to obtain a PhD degree in the next 
few months can also apply. The starting date and the duration are flexible.

Please send your application to: aapo.hyvarinen [at] helsinki.fi . 
Attach at least: CV, publication list, short statement of research 
interests, and names and email addresses of 2-3 people willing to give 
their opinion on your competence. Review of applications will start on 
5th May 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

Aapo Hyvarinen


Dept of Mathematics and Statistics
  &  Dept of Computer Science
University of Helsinki


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