[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral and doctoral studies in the neuroscience of action planning and control

Andrea Green andrea.green at umontreal.ca
Tue Jan 29 14:41:54 CET 2019


Département de Neurosciences, Université de Montréal

Applications are invited for postdoctoral and doctoral studies in systems neuroscience. Successful applicants will join a multidisciplinary research group studying how we coordinate our motor actions as we move through space. Different projects address how the brain integrates multisensory cues to create estimates of our spatial motion, how such estimates are used in action selection, planning and control as well as how we learn to execute movements in different dynamic environments (e.g., body stationary vs. in motion). Research in our group involves behavioral and single- and multi-electrode neural recording experiments in non-human primates, human behavioral studies and computational modeling of the nervous system. Multiple positions are available and include collaborative projects between the laboratories of Dr. Andrea Green, Dr. Paul Cisek and Dr. John Kalaska.

Depending on specific research interests successful applicants will investigate the computation of spatial motion estimates, their contribution to voluntary reaching and/or the acquisition of new motor skills in different dynamic environments through neural recordings in non-human primates. All students with a strong background in biological sciences, engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics or psychology and an interest in system-level study of the brain are encouraged to apply. However, prior experience in neurophysiology and/or computational modeling of neural systems is highly desirable. Applicants will help to design and conduct behavioral and neurophysiological experiments, analyze data, develop theoretical models of neural systems, prepare manuscripts for publication, and participate in international conferences. 

For further information, please contact Dr. Andrea Green (andrea.green at umontreal.ca). Applicants are asked to send a curriculum vita, copies of academic transcripts, a statement of research interests and the names and contact information for two references, to:

Dr. Andrea Green  

Département de neurosciences, Université de Montréal

C.P. 6128 Succursale Centre-ville

Montréal, QC H3C 3J7, CANADA

Tel: 514-343-6111 x3301

Email: andrea.green at umontreal.ca      

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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