[Comp-neuro] 2 PhD + 2 PostDoc in Computational Cognitive Neuroimaging, Uni of Birmingham, UK

Uta Noppeney uta.noppeney at tuebingen.mpg.de
Mon Jun 3 12:00:19 CEST 2013


*2 PhD and 2 PostDoc positions in Computational Cognitive Neuroimaging
-  Multisensory integration and learning;
University of Birmingham, UK*

In our natural dynamic environment the senses are constantly bombarded 
with many different signals. How does the human brain integrate 
information from multiple senses to form a coherent percept and interact 
effectively with our environment?

To study the neural mechanisms underlying multisensory integration and 
learning in humans, we combine psychophysics and functional imaging 
(fMRI, EEG/MEG & combined TMS-fMRI). Effective connectivity analyses 
(e.g. Dynamic Causal Modelling) are used to investigate how information 
is integrated from the senses through distinct interactions amongst 
brain regions. To provide a more informed perspective on the 
computational mechanisms, we combine functional imaging with models of 
Bayesian inference and learning.

The Computational Cognitive Neuroimaging Group (Prof Uta Noppeney) is 
seeking 2 enthusiastic PhD and 2 PostDoc candidates with a strong 
quantitative background. Applicants should have a background in 
neuroscience, psychology, computer science, physics or related areas. 
Prior experience in functional imaging, MatLab, data analysis and/or 
machine learning would be an advantage.

The Computational Cognitive Neuroimaging lab is based at the 
Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics Centre and the 
Department of Psychology of the University of Birmingham, UK. The centre 
provides an excellent multidisciplinary, interactive and collaborative 
research environment combining expertise in cognitive neuroimaging, 
psychophysics and computational neuroscience. The psychology department 
was rated 3rd in the UK research assessment exercise.

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Starting 
dates are flexible. For further information, please contact 
u.nopppeney at bham.ac.uk <mailto:u.nopppeney at bham.ac.uk> and see
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/cncr/index.aspx 
<http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/psychology/index.aspx>
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/psychology/index.aspx 
<http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/behavioural-neuro/comp-cog-neuro/index.aspx>
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/behavioural-neuro/comp-cog-neuro/index.aspx

For application to the PhD positions, please send application including 
CV, statement of research interests, and the names and full contact 
details of two referees to:u.nopppeney at bham.ac.uk 
<mailto:u.nopppeney at bham.ac.uk>

For application to the PostDoc positions, please send applications to
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AGQ331/research-fellow-multisensory-integration-and-learning/

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