[Comp-neuro] postdoctoral position (Pillow lab @ Princeton)

Jonathan Pillow pillow at princeton.edu
Thu Oct 22 17:05:22 CEST 2015

Postdoctoral position in Statistical & Computational Neuroscience

A postdoctoral position in computational and statistical neuroscience is
available in the lab of Jonathan Pillow at Princeton University.  The
Pillow lab's research focuses on the statistical modeling of neural data
and of information processing in neural populations. Current research
projects include:

  - point process regression models for neural encoding
  - latent variable models of neural population activity
  - statistical methods for high-dimensional data (fMRI, spike sorting,
  - active learning methods for adaptive closed-loop experiments
  - Bayesian models of perception and behavior
  - models of sensory coding and decision-making

The Pillow lab develops statistical models and methods for characterizing
statistical structure underlying neural activity. We collaborate closely
with a variety of experimental labs in order to use these methods to study
information processing in the nervous system.  For more information, please
visit: http://pillowlab.princeton.edu/

The Pillow lab is located in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and is
affiliated with the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning and the
department of Psychology.  Princeton has a vigorous and rapidly growing
neuroscience community, with an energetic mix of junior and senior faculty
who use imaging, electrophysiology, genetics, psychology, statistics, and
computer science techniques to study the brain.  Princeton has excellent
programs in engineering, mathematics, machine learning.

To Apply
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline (eg,
Neuroscience, Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics,
Physics) by the time they start the position.  Desired qualifications
include familiarity with Bayesian statistical methods and/or probabilistic
models of neural data, and experience with programming in Matlab, Python,
or other languages. Applicants should have creativity, independence,
enthusiasm for research, and a high level of mathematical expertise.

Applicants should submit:
(1) 1-2 page research statement
(2) a current CV
(3) the names and contact details of 2-3 references.

Inquiries and applications may be addressed by email to Jonathan Pillow (
pillow at princeton.edu).

Application review will begin November 1 and continue until the position is
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