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Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Neuroscience
Posted on: Thursday, July 9, 2015.
Postdoctoral position to study cortical circuitry underlying memory-guided visual decision-making is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Tatiana Pasternak. Experimental approaches include extracellular single- and multi-electrode recordings of spiking and LFP activity from prefrontal and extrastriate cortical regions of non-human primates during complex behavioral tasks. Other approaches include reversible inactivation and microstimulation. An important component of the work is a collaboration involving computational modeling aimed at mechanisms underlying maintenance and utilization of visual information in decision-making.
Preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative background with experience in extracellular recordings and analysis of physiological data. However, applicants with strong background in related disciplines of systems neuroscience and/or computer science & engineering are welcome to apply. Experience with MATLAB programming and proficient knowledge of the English language are required.
The University of Rochester offers a stimulating research environment and excellent opportunities for interactions and training in cognitive neuroscience and visual science. Interested applicants should send CV and names/contact information of three references to Dr. Pasternak. Please include a cover letter detailing your current research activities, expertise and the reasons for your interest in this position.
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- Unilateral prefrontal lesions impair memory-guided comparisons of contralateral visual motion.J Neurosci. 35, 7095-105. (2015 May 06).
- Unilateral prefrontal lesions impair memory-guided comparisons of contralateral visual motion.J. Neuroscience, in Press. (2015).