[visionlist] Postdoc in computational neuroscience in New York - Coen-Cagli Laboratory

Ruben Coen-Cagli ruben.coen-cagli at einsteinmed.org
Wed Jul 14 13:05:55 -04 2021

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 the Bronx, New York City.

Our lab studies how biological sensory systems interpret the surrounding environment. We study how populations of visual-cortical neurons represent and transmit visual information, and how those processes control perception. We combine theories of probabilistic neural coding, machine learning and natural image statistics, psychophysics, and neurophysiology through collaborations. The candidate is expected to perform research related to these topics, and will have the opportunity to interact closely with experimental collaborators and access to datasets including electrophysiology, imaging, and perturbations of large neural populations.

Most recent publications:

(2021) D. Festa et al. Nature Communications 12:3635<https://rdcu.be/cmy7M> (preprint bioRxiv<https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.17.142182>)
(2021) D. Herrera et al. Journal of Vision 21(1):1<https://jov.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2772139>
(2021) G. Dehaene et al. PLoS Computational Biology 17(1):e1008138<https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008138>.
(2021) D. Herrera et al. Vision Research 187:55-65<https://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2021.06.007> (preprint bioRxiv<https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.04.26.441524v1>)

(2020) J. Vacher et al.  NeurIPS 2020<https://papers.nips.cc/paper/2020/hash/fba9d88164f3e2d9109ee770223212a0-Abstract.html> spotlight.
(2019) R. Coen-Cagli, S. S. Solomon. Journal of Neuroscience 39(37):7344<https://www.jneurosci.org/content/39/37/7344> (preprint biorxiv<https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/12/31/508838>).

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, statistics, or computer vision. We are particularly interested in applicants with a genuine interest in linking theoretical and computational work to quantitative analysis of neurophysiology data.

Einstein offers a vibrant interdisciplinary environment, with a strong systems and computational contingent. It is located in a quiet neighborhood of the Bronx, New York. The Bronx is one of the most diverse counties in the United States, the birthplace of hip-hop, and home to a rich cultural and sports scene. Einstein is also a short subway ride from Manhattan. Information about working at the Einstein, including benefits and housing for postdocs, can be found at: https://einsteinmed.org/research/belfer-institute/

The position is available immediately, 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. The lab strives to be an open, inclusive, harassment-free environment. Ruben is an ally of Black In AI and a member of Einstein's Senate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee.

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

  office: +1.718.678.1150
  web: https://sites.google.com/site/rubencoencagli/<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2Fsite%2Frubencoencagli%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cruben.coen-cagli%40einsteinmed.org%7Ce4a8195b498b49e1a0a508d77f481673%7C9c01f0fd65e040c089a82dfd51e62025%7C0%7C0%7C637117819899336788&sdata=tOkOkw%2FRQo6udoGqlrQ0UaAZaPtv9Es1A07AMsqQE1c%3D&reserved=0>

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