[visionlist] Postdoc position: neural basis of visual decision-making under uncertainty

Wei Ji Ma wjma at cpu.bcm.edu
Tue Feb 21 20:58:35 GMT 2012


Postdoctoral position to study the neural basis of visual
decision-making under uncertainty

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to study the neural
basis of visual decision-making under uncertainty, jointly between the
laboratories of Dr. Andreas Tolias (http://toliaslab.wordpress.com/) and
Dr. Wei Ji Ma (http://neuro.bcm.edu/malab) in the Department of
Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. The
NSF-funded project will integrate high-density electrophysiological
recordings in awake, behaving primates with psychophysics, mathematical
modeling, and two-photon imaging. The project aims to utilize the
theoretical framework of probabilistic inference to understand the
connection between behavior and neural activity.

Applicants should have experience in neural recordings, a strong
mathematical or computational background, and experience with
programming (Matlab, C++, etc.).

Applicants should send a CV and a statement of interest to Andreas
Tolias at atolias at cns.bcm.edu or Wei Ji Ma at wjma at bcm.edu , and arrange
for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same
address. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will
end when the position is filled. Salary is competitive and will be
commensurate with experience and qualifications. Baylor College of
Medicine is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action, and equal-access
Employer.

Wei Ji Ma will be available at the Cosyne conference to meet with those
interested.


--
Wei Ji Ma, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX 77030, USA
+1 713 798 8407
http://neuro.bcm.edu/malab







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