[Comp-neuro] desperately seeking neural data scientists

Liam Paninski liam at stat.columbia.edu
Wed Aug 12 17:11:04 CEST 2015

Hi all (apologies for the cross-post) - we have multiple postdoctoral
positions open in statistical neuroscience and machine learning.  Full
details here:
and copied below.

Please share with anyone who might be interested.

Postdoctoral positions in statistical neuroscience and machine learning

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available immediately in Columbia
University's Grossman Center for the Statistics of the Mind, a new center
focusing on the intersection of neuroscience, machine learning, and
statistics. The Grossman Center bridges Columbia's Statistics and
Neuroscience departments, and is closely integrated with the Center for
Theoretical Neuroscience. The Grossman Center is part of Columbia's larger,
growing initiatives in neuroscience and data sciences, all located in New
York City.

The principal appointments will be in the Statistics department, in the
research groups of Liam Paninski and/or John Cunningham, with ample
opportunities for interaction with an exceptional group of experimental and
theoretical collaborators, including M. Churchland, L. Abbott, D. Blei, R.
Yuste, R. Bruno, T. Jessell, K. Miller, E. Hillman, E.J. Chichilnisky, E.
Simoncelli, K. Shenoy, M. Ahrens, and more.

Requirements: Qualifications include primarily a strong research portfolio
in computational neuroscience, statistical neuroscience, machine learning,
or a related field. Backgrounds in analyzing large neural datasets,
modeling complex neural systems, and cutting-edge machine learning will be
particularly valuable. These positions are highly quantitative and highly
interdisciplinary; applicants should have a PhD in Electrical Engineering,
Statistics, Machine Learning, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or
Computational Neuroscience.

Appointment: The initial appointments will be for one year, and are
renewable. Salaries will be set based on experience and skills.

Applicants should send email to "grossman at stat dot columbia dot edu"
1. a one-page description of past research experience
2. a one-page description of future research interests and goals
3. a resume of educational and research experience, including publications
4. names of at least two people that could provide letters of reference

All materials should be in pdf or plain text. Applications will be reviewed
as they arrive until the positions are filled; interested candidates are
encouraged to express their interest early. Due to demand, we may not be
able to reply to all applications.
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