[Comp-neuro] postdoc position available

Dick Aslin aslin at mail.cvs.rochester.edu
Wed Mar 18 14:40:40 CET 2015


POSTDOC:  Harvard/Rochester project on cognitive neuroscience (EEG and 
fNIRS) in human infants

Funding from NSF is expected for a 1.5-year postdoc to collect and 
analyze datasets gathered from human infants while they view visual 
stimuli or listen to language stimuli.  This is a joint project between 
the Rochester Babylab (Richard Aslin, PI) and the Developmental 
Cognitive Neuroscience lab at Harvard (Charles Nelson, PI).

Rochester lab: http://babylab.bcs.rochester.edu/
Boston lab: 
http://www.childrenshospital.org/research-and-innovation/research/labs/nelson-laboratory 


The goal of the project is to gather EEG and fNIRS data from 3- to 
12-month-olds and merge these datasets, within-subjects at each age, 
using multivariate pattern classification and representational 
similarity analysis methods.  The successful candidate could reside 
either in Rochester, NY or Boston, MA, with some travel expected between 
both sites.  The preferred skill set consists of one or more of the 
following:  experience with the testing of human infants, collection and 
analysis of EEG data, collection and analysis of fNIRS or fMRI data, use 
of machine learning techniques such as MVPA, fluency in Matlab.  A 
machine learning consultant on the grant (Radislaw Cichy) will provide 
guidance for many of the analyses.

Candidate must have a PhD (or firm plans to defend their dissertation no 
later than August of 2015).  Preferred start date is July 1, 2015.  
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, CV, and the names 
of three references to Richard Aslin: aslin at mail.cvs.rochester.edu. 
Review of application materials will begin on May 1 and continue until a 
candidate has been chosen.

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NOTE: new email address is aslin at mail.cvs.rochester.edu
Richard N. Aslin
William R. Kenan Professor
Brain and Cognitive Sciences
University of Rochester
http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/people/faculty/aslin_richard/



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