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Post-Doctoral Fellow:

Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory - Posted on: 3/8/16

The Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory (CNL) directed by Dr. John Foxe is hiring post-doctoral fellows specializing in the neurophysiology of sensory processing. CNL is spreading its wings in Rochester and we’re setting a wide-ranging program of research into motion utilizing vectors including, but not limited to mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders, human electrocorticography, stationary and mobile human electroencephalography, human deep brain stimulation, and fMRI. In addition to basic neurophysiology, current and future projects will involve the study of processing impairments associated with such diseases as schizophrenia, autism, Rett Syndrome, and multiple sclerosis.

We are looking for candidates with experience in neuroimaging and proficiency in programming, especially MATLAB. Most importantly, we are looking for individuals who are adaptable and skilled in collaboration. Our work requires the efforts of many people across many departments and we are just beginning to build the foundations of our lab. Applicants from related fields within neuroscience, computer science, cognitive science, and engineering are encouraged to apply.

The University of Rochester offers a diverse and welcoming research environment with opportunities for training across the medical and undergraduate campuses. Furthermore, the resources of CNL-Rochester include those of the parent hub of CNL located at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine located in the Bronx, NY. Synchronizing with researchers at CNL-Einstein will likely be a feature of the job.

Interested applicants should e-mail Dr. Foxe​ a CV, the contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing what you’ve done in the past and what you’d like to do with us in the future.


Post-Doctoral Fellow:

Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Neuroscience

Pasternak Lab (Cortical Circuitry Underlying Memory-Guided Sensory Decisions) - Posted on: 7/9/15

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.

The University of Rochester is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.