[visionlist] Staff Scientist position in Chris Baker's Section on Learning and Plasticity at NIH
Baker, Christopher (NIH/NIMH) [E]
bakerchris at mail.nih.gov
Wed Oct 30 10:08:38 -04 2019
I am currently recruiting a Staff Scientist for my group at NIH. This is a permanent position, which will primarily involve conducting independent research but also providing some general support across the lab.
The lab has broad research interests – see recent publications:
Happy to provide more information for those who might be interested.
STAFF SCIENTIST - VISION, LEARNING AND MEMORY
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, BETHESDA, MARYLAND
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for a Staff Scientist position in the Intramural Research Program (IRP), Section on Learning and Plasticity (SLP) in the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition. SLP conducts research studies on high-level vision (e.g. face, object, scene recognition), learning and memory with the goal of elucidating the underlying neural mechanisms. SLP studies integrate a wide range of behavioral, and imaging technologies including magnetoencephalography (MEG), structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI, dMRI), eye tracking, and computational modeling (deep neural networks).
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, computer science or a related discipline; post doc experience in fMRI/MEG and in the development of neuroimaging methods or analyses and familiarity with 3T and 7T systems. Proficiency with all major neuroimaging packages (AFNI, FSL, Freesurfer), and strong programming skills (e.g. python) are also required. Experience with machine-learning methods and related tools, high performance computing clusters, and data/code sharing platforms are desirable. The Staff Scientist’s primary responsibilities will include performing independent research related to the neuroimaging of high-level vision, memory and learning. In addition, the individual will support and train lab members, develop analysis pipelines, establish and conduct collaborative research, attend and present at national and international meetings, and assist in writing manuscripts. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Applicants should send curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Chris I. Baker, NIMH, 10 Center Drive, Bldg. 10-4C104, Bethesda, MD 20892-1366, 301-435-6058, bakerchris at mail.nih.gov<mailto:bakerchris at mail.nih.gov>.
HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
Chris I. Baker, PhD.
Section on Learning and Plasticity
Laboratory of Brain and Cognition
National Institute of Mental Health
10 Center Drive
Building 10, Room 4C216, MSC 1366
Bethesda, MD 20892
E-mail: bakerchris at mail.nih.gov
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