[Comp-neuro] Postdoc position in biological intelligence of exploration at CMU & Pitt

Timothy Verstynen timothyv at andrew.cmu.edu
Fri Oct 23 04:01:16 CEST 2020

Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh are seeking
applications for a joint, NIH-funded postdoc position on the computational
neuroscience of exploration, linking computational models to both human
behavioral and rodent optogenetic/electrophysiology data.

The successful candidate will work with Professors Jonathan Rubin (Pitt)
and Timothy Verstynen (CMU), in collaboration with Professors Eric Yttri
(Department of Biological Sciences, CMU) and Cati Vich (Department of
Applied Mathematics, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Mallorca, Spain).
The project specifically focuses on how dynamics of cortico-basal
ganglia-thalamic pathways map to cognitive models of adaptive
decision-making. The position is funded for several years, with an initial
one-year appointment and an expectation of extension to three years, given
that performance is satisfactory.

Applicants with a PhD in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer
Science, Computational Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience or a related
discipline, and ideally with experience in computing, in dynamical systems,
and in computational neuroscience, should apply at:


Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh are both
Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employers and value equality of
opportunity, human dignity and diversity.  Members of all groups
under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Tim Verstynen

Timothy Verstynen Ph.D. (he/him)
Associate Professor
Psychology, Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute, & Biomedical
Engineering (by courtesy)
Co-Director of the CMU-Pitt BRIDGE Center
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-533-AXN1 (412-533-2961)
Lab URL: www.cognitiveaxon.com
Center URL: www.bridge-center.org

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