[Comp-neuro] A postdoctoral position studying color coding and vision prosthesis with optogenetics

Xiao, Youping youping.xiao at mssm.edu
Mon Apr 22 20:58:45 CEST 2013

A Postdoctoral position is available immediately for studying the processing of color information in primate cortex, and applying optogentics to vision prosthesis. The projects is under the direction of Youping Xiao, Ph.D., at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York.

We employ a multidisciplinary approach, including optical imaging of intrinsic signal and voltage-sensitive dye, 128-channel single-unit recording, optogentics, neuroanatomy, advanced statistical analysis, and modeling. Our current research focuses on the population-based representation of color or other information, functional connectivity between neurons, and the development of cortical vision prosthesis using optogenetics. We will continue our close collaboration with colleagues within the institution and those at Watson Research Center, IBM. The research environment at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the IBM provides many opportunities for developing a broader knowledge of vision research and computational neuroscience, with access to state of the art computational facilities. For further information about the Xiao Lab see http://www.mssm.edu/profiles/youping-xiao.

The candidate should have a doctoral degree in any field of natural science or engineering with experience in working on electrophysiological or neuroimaging data. A strong quantitative background and experience in programming (Matlab, C/C++, or Python) is preferred.

Interested individuals should send a statement of interests, CV, 2-3 letters of reference, PDFs of representative publications, and the expected date of availability to Dr. Xiao (youping.xiao at mssm.edu<mailto:peter.bex at schepens.harvard.edu>).

The Mount Sinai School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Youping Xiao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience and Friedman Brain Institute
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1065
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 908-312-0574
Fax: 212-849-2611

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