[Comp-neuro] Postdoc position open in Rutishauser Lab (human single-neurons)

Ueli Rutishauser urut at caltech.edu
Mon Jan 4 17:54:05 CET 2016


*Postdoctoral fellowship in human intracranial electrophysiology:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and California Institute of Technology (Los
Angeles)*


Applications are invited to join a McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience
and NSF funded research program investigating the neural mechanisms of
learning and memory in humans.


The applicant will work on intracranial single-unit recordings from human
subjects, investigating questions related to the encoding and retrieval of
memory. This will include experimental work with patients
(electrophysiology and behavior), data analysis and processing, spike-train
analysis, and experimental design. The focus of this position will be on
single-neuron recordings from the medial temporal lobe in epilepsy patients
to investigate the role of theta-oscillations in coordinating activity and
how such coordination relates to memory. The applicant will have access to
state-of-the art equipment, facilities and analytical methods and will be
part of an established team of investigators at both Cedars-Sinai and the
California Institute of Technology (Ueli Rutishauser, Ralph Adolphs, Adam
Mamelak), with ample opportunity to learn new techniques and methods. This
position is based on the Cedars-Sinai campus.


Candidates should have a recent PhD in systems, cognitive, or computational
neuroscience with a track-record of first-author publications. Strong
programming (Matlab or similar), data analysis, statistics and
electrophysiology skills are essential. Excellent written and oral English
communication skills are required, including the ability to communicate
with patients and their families. Individuals with previous human
intracranial EEG experience and/or macaque single neuron recordings that
wish to expand into human single-unit recordings are encouraged to apply.


The position is available as early as March 1st 2016, with a competitive
salary commensurate with prior experience (NIH scale). The position is
available with an initial appointment for one year and renewal based upon
satisfactory performance. Applicants must pass background screening and
health checks to be able to work with patients. Caltech and Cedars-Sinai
Medical Center are equal opportunity employers and women and minorities are
encouraged to apply.


Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of research
accomplishments and interests, copies of 2-3 representative publications
and contact information for 2-3 reference letters to Ueli Rutishauser at
rutishauseru at csmc.edu. Informal inquiries are welcome. All information
should be sent in pdf format. Further information about the lab can be
found at www.rutishauserlab.org .
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