[visionlist] Multiple Postdoctoral Scholar Positions at Washington University in St. Louis

Shuo Wang wangshuo45 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 14:56:49 -04 2022

We are looking for multiple highly motivated postdoctoral scholars to work
on NSF, DoD, and NIH funded projects. Projects include but are not limited
to using human single-neuron recordings to study the neural circuits
underlying social attention and using fMRI to study face perception in
people with autism. The research will be conducted in a highly
collaborative environment using state-of-the-art equipment, facilities, and
analytical methods. The postdoctoral scholars will collaborate with an
established team of investigators within and outside WashU and have ample
opportunity to learn new techniques and methods.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in systems, cognitive, or computational
neuroscience, or in physics, electrical engineering, or computer science,
with relevant research expertise in neuroscience. Applicants must also have
strong programming (Matlab or similar) skills.

Our lab combines multimodal and advanced measurement techniques with
sophisticated computational approaches to understand the neural mechanisms
and neural computations underlying social attention, face processing,
emotion, memory, and decision making. Overarching questions involve how the
brain figures out what is important in the environment, how socially
relevant stimuli pop out and attract attention, how faces are processed and
represented in general, and how memory is modulated by attention. We are
particularly interested in the neural computations underlying these
cognitive processes: multimodal approaches allow us to investigate these
questions from the microscopic single-neuron and neural circuit level using
our state-of-the-art human single-neuron recordings as well as macroscopic
level using fMRI, EEG, and intracranial EEG (sEEG and ECoG). These
multimodal experimental approaches are powered by sophisticated
computational approaches that can deal with complex and large datasets.

The Wang Neuroscience Lab is housed in the Mallinckrodt Institute of
Radiology (MIR) at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in
St Louis. WUSM is a world class research intensive academic health center
that is consistently ranked among the nation’s research-oriented medical
schools. Additionally, it is nationally known for its attractive campus,
which borders residential neighborhoods and one of the nation’s largest
urban parks. St. Louis is consistently rated a Forbes most affordable city
with vibrant music, food and park scene, and has one of the fastest growing
start-up communities with impressive accelerator and incubator services
available through the Biogenerator, Cambridge Innovation Center, and Cortex
Innovation District.

Shuo Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Washington University in St. Louis

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