[Comp-neuro] Postdoc at Harvard (Drugowitsch Lab) in computational neuroscience

Jan Drugowitsch jdrugo at gmail.com
Tue Jan 23 21:37:57 CET 2018

Location: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Start: April 2018 or after

We are looking for a highly creative and motivated postdoctoral fellow
to work in the field of computational and systems neuroscience in the
group of Jan Drugowitsch - Department of Neurobiology at Harvard
Medical School (http://neuro.hms.harvard.edu/people/faculty/jan-drugowitsch).
The group works on questions of decision-making and navigation under
uncertainty, ranging from the level of neural populations to that of
behavior. In the short term, the postdoctoral fellow is expected to
design and analyze behavioral and neural models of decision-making
that are gauged against data from human subjects, collected by the
laboratory of Dr. Wyart at École Normale Supérieure, Paris. In the
long term, close interaction and collaboration with other members of
the department is anticipated.

Candidates should have a strong analytical background, such as in
computational neuroscience, physics, mathematics, engineering, or
related, and feature an interest in the role of computation in neural
populations and in theoretical neuroscience in general. Experience or
familiarity with related machine-learning fields is also desirable.
Previous experience should include sufficient programming skills to
run numerical simulations, Bayesian methods, and expertise in the
analysis of dynamical systems.

The position starts in or after April 2018, and is funded for several
years, with an initial one-year appointment and expectation of
extension given satisfactory performance. Salary depends on experience
and is at levels above the NIH scale.

Candidates should send a single pdf file, consisting of a 1-page
motivation letter, CV, and publication list to
jan_drugowitsch at hms.harvard.edu. Furthermore, candidates should
organize two letters of reference, to be sent to the same e-mail
address. The position is open until filled.

Dr. Drugowitsch will be available at the Computational and Systems
Neuroscience Conference (Cosyne), to take place March 1-6, for
questions and further information about the opening.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.

Jan Drugowitsch
Assistant Professor in Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School

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