[visionlist] Postdoc job in New York in computational neuroscience - Fall 2020
ruben.coen-cagli at einsteinmed.org
Tue Apr 7 10:45:38 -04 2020
The Laboratory for Computational Neuroscience<https://sites.google.com/site/rubencoencagli> (Coen-Cagli lab) invites applications
for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Systems and Computational Biology
and Department of Neuroscience at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) in
New York City.
Our lab studies how biological sensory systems interpret the surrounding environment.
We study probabilistic representations of natural images, to understand visual perception
and neural activity in visual-cortical populations. We combine theories of probabilistic
neural coding, computer vision and machine learning algorithms, psychophysics, and
neurophysiology through collaborations. The candidate is expected to perform research
related to these topics.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, with an academic record of scientific
excellence and independent research, and a keen interest in interdisciplinary approaches to
biological and neural systems. Prior experience should include areas such as computational
neuroscience, machine learning, computer vision, or statistics. We are particularly interested
in applicants with a genuine interest in linking theoretical and computational work to
quantitative analysis of neurophysiology data, in the context of a NIH funded project<https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9801995&icde=47557275> on
natural image processing in the visual cortex. The project is a collaboration with the laboratory
of Adam Kohn<https://www.einstein.yu.edu/faculty/10522/adam-kohn/> at Einstein, and the fellow will have the opportunity for substantial interactions
with the Kohn lab.
Einstein offers a vibrant interdisciplinary environment, with a growing systems and
computational contingent. It is located in a quiet neighborhood of New York, only a short
subway ride from Manhattan. Information about working at the Einstein, including benefits
and housing for postdocs, can be found at: https://www.einstein.yu.edu/research/belfer-institute/
The position starts in fall 2020, and is funded for several years, with an initial one-year
appointment and expectation of extension given satisfactory performance. Salary is competitive
and will be commensurate with experience.
Candidates should send a single pdf file, consisting of a 1-page motivation letter, CV, and
publication list to ruben.coencagli at gmail.com. Furthermore, candidates should organize
two letters of reference, to be sent to the same e-mail address. The position is open until filled.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring
minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Ruben Coen Cagli, PhD
Department of Systems and Computational Biology, and
Dominick Purpura Department of Neuroscience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Ave. Price 353B
Bronx, 10461. NY
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