[visionlist] Postdoc research scientist position at Michigan State University

Taosheng Liu tsliu.x at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 14:19:33 GMT 2010

We are looking for a postdoc researcher to work on a project on the neural
mechanisms of decision making. This is a joint position between the
Neuroimaging of Perception and Attention Laboratory (PI: Taosheng Liu) and
the Laboratory of Cognitive and Decision Sciences (PI: Timothy Pleskac). The
research project will use mathematical models to fit choice behavioral data
and fMRI to measure brain activity in decision tasks. We aim to combine
these approaches to probe the fundamental mechanisms of decision making.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in mathematical models
of decision making and/or a strong background in system/cognitive
neuroscience. Prior experience with mathematical modeling, fMRI, and strong
programming skills (e.g., C/C++, Matlab) are highly preferred. Duties
include designing and implementing experiments, data collection and
analysis, and writing and presenting results. Our labs are affiliated with
the Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience program in the Department of
Psychology, the Cognitive Science Program, and the Neuroscience Program at
Michigan State University. The candidate will receive further training in
modeling and fMRI methodologies, as well as have opportunities to interact
with a diverse body of scientists in cognitive and neural science. A recent
PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, computer
science) is required and salary will commensurate with experience. The
appointment is for one year with the possibility for renewal for two years
pending availability of funds. The targeted starting date is summer/early
fall of 2010.

Interested candidate should send a C.V., pdfs of representative
publications, a brief statement of research, and names and addresses of at
least two referees to either Tim Pleskac (pleskact at msu.edu) or Taosheng Liu
(tsliu at msu.edu). Informal inquiries are also welcome.

Review of candidates will begin May 1 and will continue until the position
is filled.

For more information see the following websites:

Tim Pleskac’s lab page:

Taosheng Liu’s lab page: http://psychology.msu.edu/liulab

I (T.L.) will be at the VSS meeting in May and can meet interested
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