[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Scholar - Sensorimotor Integration and Sensorimotor Learning for Speech Production

Emre Neftci eneftci at uci.edu
Thu Dec 8 18:20:00 CET 2016

A Postdoctoral Scholar position in the areas of sensorimotor integration and sensorimotor learning for speech production is available in the Auditory & Language Neuroscience Lab (PI Greg Hickok; http://sites.uci.edu/alns/) and the Neuromorphic Machine Intelligence Lab (PI Emre Neftci; http://nmi-lab.org/) in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.

Description of Duties: The research involves developing neurally feasible computational models of speech production that is integrated with and informed by ongoing work on speech production using a wide range of methods including functional imaging, lesion, and intracranial electrocorticography (ECoG) and stimulation mapping.

Salary and benefits: This position is full-time and includes benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. (by the start of the appointment) in Cognitive Sciences, Physics, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or Engineering, and must have expertise in computational neuroscience and/or machine learning. The position is anticipated to begin in late 2016 or early 2017 for one year with an additional one-year reappointment possible contingent upon satisfactory performance and productivity.

We seek a candidate with excellent verbal and written communication skills who is strongly motivated and has substantial computer programming experience – the labs rely heavily on MATLAB, R, Psyscope/Psychtoolbox and Python. Working knowledge of artificial and spiking neural networks is a plus.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (describing their research experiences, interests, and goals,), a CV, and the names and contact information of three references at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03744

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Greg Hickok (greg.hickok at uci.edu) or Dr. Emre Neftci (eneftci at uci.edu).

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Emre Neftci, PhD (ETH Zurich),
Assistant Professor,  Neuromorphic Machine Intelligence Lab (http://nmi-lab.org/),
Department of Cognitive Sciences,
2308 Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway Building,
UC Irvine 92697-5100

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