[visionlist] Positions available in computational neuroscience lab

Mark Lescroart mlescroart at unr.edu
Mon Dec 3 12:55:50 -05 2018

The Pieces of Mind Lab<http://piecesofmind.psyc.unr.edu> (PI: Mark Lescroart) at the University of Nevada, Reno is seeking a postdoctoral researcher and graduate students. The lab uses a combination of fMRI, psychophysics, and cutting-edge computational modeling to study how information about objects, bodies, and scenes is represented in the brain. Ongoing projects in the lab are investigating the representation of object boundaries and the representation of 3D surfaces and other navigationally relevant information in the brain, as well as the representation of shape dimensions in deep neural networks.

Since the lab is strongly computationally focused, experience writing code (in python, Matlab, R, C++, or equivalent languages) is strongly preferred for graduate students and mandatory for postdocs. Lab work is principally carried out in a Linux environment and in python; experience with both is strongly preferred though not strictly necessary (particularly for potential grad students). Specific experience with machine learning techniques (regression analysis, classification, dimensionality reduction, deep neural networks), image processing, and/or graphics is also a plus. Researchers with experience in 3D graphics (Blender, Maya, Unreal Engine 4, etc) and an interest in the brain, even if they do not have experience with fMRI or neuroscience, are encouraged to apply.

Potential postdocs should contact Dr. Lescroart directly, and send a current CV and contact information for two references. The postdoc position is available to start as soon as January 2019 and will remain open until filled. Please see the attached document for a more detailed description of the position.

Potential graduate students should apply to the Cognitive & Brain Sciences graduate program<http://groups.unr.edu/unr_psych_cbs/CBS_grad_program/admissions.html> and/or the Neuroscience graduate program<https://www.unr.edu/neuroscience/apply> at UN Reno. The deadline for graduate admissions for 2019 is December 15, 2018.

Both postdocs and graduate students should also contact Dr. Lescroart to discuss fit with the lab and potential projects. More information about the lab can be found at http://piecesofmind.psyc.unr.edu.

Mark Lescroart
Assistant Professor of Cognitive & Brain Sciences
University of Nevada, Reno
email: mlescroart at unr.edu<mailto:mlescroart at unr.edu>
office: (775) 682-6807
cell: (213) 447-0752

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