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Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Neuroscience
Posted on: Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
Postdoctoral position to study cortical circuitry underlying memory-guided visual decision-making is available immediately. 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 visual comparison tasks. Other approaches include microstimulation and reversible inactivations. An important component of the work is a recently established 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 and experience in extracellular recordings in monkeys. However, applicants with strong background in related disciplines of systems neuroscience are welcome to apply. Experience with MATLAB programming is highly desirable. Proficient knowledge of the English language is 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.
- Linking neural activity to complex decisions. Vis Neurosci. 30, 331-42. (2013 Nov 01).
- Common rules guide comparisons of speed and direction of motion in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. J Neurosci. 33, 972-86. (2013 Jan 16).
- Memory-guided sensory comparisons in the prefrontal cortex: contribution of putative pyramidal cells and interneurons. J Neurosci. 32, 2747-61. (2012 Feb 22).