[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position: attention and learning across the lifespan

Yael Niv yael at Princeton.EDU
Fri Dec 16 21:55:34 CET 2011


Join a growing research group led by Dr. Yael Niv in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Psychology at Princeton University. Research in the lab focuses on computational modeling of animal and human learning and behavior, and model-driven functional imaging experiments of decision making. Possible projects investigate the interaction between attention and learning across the lifespan. We seek exceptionally talented candidates with a strong background in functional imaging, expertise in computer programming and modeling, and a keen interest in reinforcement learning and normative models of behavior. Anticipated start date is June 2012 or later. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance.
 
All applications should include a cover letter stating background and research interests, a CV, two representative publications, and contact information for at least two references.
 
Essential Qualifications
PhD in psychology, proven experience with functional neuroimaging. 
 
Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have robust experience with fMRI (event related designs and model-based analysis techniques), will be proficient in programming (Matlab or equivalent), and will have some computational background (machine learning, reinforcement learning, Bayesian models).
 
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. You may apply online to Requisition Number: 0110838 to http://jobs.princeton.edu.


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