Postdoc position in perception and attention
East Lansing, Michigan, USA
An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Taosheng Liu's lab at Michigan State University. The main aim of the project is to understand neural mechanisms of attentional control, with a particular emphasis on the representation of attentional priority for non-spatial properties. We use a combination of visual psychophysics, fMRI, and data mining techniques to investigate the fundamental mechanisms of attentional control. The candidate should have a recent Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science) and shared interests in the core research area. A research background in perception and attention is ideal but not required. Proficiency in programming is necessary (e.g., Matlab, C/C++), and computing experience on the GNU/Linux platform is useful. Experience with the fMRI technique is highly desirable but not required (experience with other techniques such as EEG/ERP, TMS, is also welcome). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to initiate new projects.
We have access to an excellent fMRI facility on Michigan State campus and relevant faculty research interests include attention, perception, timing, cognitive control, and decision making. We also have access to neuroscience expertise via the interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program and computational expertise via the Computer Science and Mathematics departments.
Starting date is flexible, but preferably before Feb, 2013. The initial appointment is one year with the opportunity of renewal for additional years. Review of candidates will start Sept 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Informal inquiry is welcome via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application should include a CV, a brief statement of research interests, the expected date of availability, and the names and contact of three referees. To apply, go to https://jobs.msu.edu, click “Search Postings” and enter 6568 in the Posting Number field.
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