[FieldTrip] Postdoc position in systems neuroscience, City College of New York

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Sat Jul 7 07:00:40 CEST 2012

Postdoctoral position in systems neuroscience, City College of New York

A postdoctoral "Endeavor Scientist" position funded by the Child Mind Institute 
(CMI) is available starting this Fall in the lab of Simon Kelly at the City College of 
New York. The endeavor scientist will work on basic and clinical projects mainly 
using human electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings, under the joint supervision 
of Simon Kelly (http://bme.ccny.cuny.edu/people/faculty/skelly) of the 
Department of Biomedical Engineering, CCNY and Michael Milham 
(http://www.childmind.org/en/directory/clinicians/mmilham) of CMI. The 
position will involve analysis of data obtained from clinical and non-clinical 
populations at the Child Mind Institute and its collaborators, in addition to 
conducting basic studies of perception and cognition in the Kelly lab, particularly 
focusing on decision making and attention. A major goal will be to develop novel 
paradigms and data analysis approaches that allow neural signals to be linked 
with well-defined perceptual/cognitive computations, and to deploy these 
paradigms and approaches to studies at CMI. Clinical studies will be mainly in 
child and adolescent populations associated with clinically significant anxiety, 
attentional dysfunction, emotional dysregulation and learning impairments. Any 
innovative tools developed in the course of this position will be made publicly 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field, including 
neural/biomedical engineering, applied mathematics and computer science. The 
candidate must have strong analytic/quantitative skills, be proficient in 
programming (especially Matlab), and have experience in psychophysics and EEG 
recording and analysis. Experience with fMRI is a strong plus, as some projects 
may involve a multimodal EEG/fMRI approach. The ideal candidate will be 
reliable, highly motivated, and will be equally productive when working 
or cooperatively.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, contact information for three 
references, and a cover letter with a brief description of past research 
accomplishments as well as future research interests and career goals to Simon 
Kelly at skelly2 at ccny.cuny.edu.

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