[visionlist] Postdoctoral Associate(s) in Cognitive/Visual/Computational/Systems Neuroscience

Kendrick Kay kendrick.kay at gmail.com
Mon Jul 3 11:50:18 -04 2023

The lab of Dr. Kendrick Kay at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research at the University of Minnesota is recruiting one or more postdocs. We are a highly collaborative lab that seeks to integrate broad interdisciplinary insights to understand function in the visual system.

• One postdoc position is on a newly funded NIH R01 to develop, design, and collect a large-scale 7T fMRI dataset that samples a wide range of cognitive tasks on a common set of visual stimuli. The predecessor for this effort is the Natural Scenes Dataset (NSD) (http://naturalscenesdataset.org <http://naturalscenesdataset.org/>), which is a freely available dataset that is heavily used in the cognitive and computational neuroscience communities. The project is being conducted in close collaboration with co-PI Dr. Clayton Curtis (New York University). Activities in this grant include either (i) designing, collecting, and analyzing the large-scale neuroimaging dataset, (ii) technical work focused on extending and expanding the GLMsingle analysis method (http://glmsingle.org <http://glmsingle.org/>), and/or (iii) other related experimental or modeling work in visual/cognitive neuroscience. For more information, please see this recent review (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2023.03.022), the NSD paper (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-021-00962-x), and the GLMsingle paper (https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.77599).

• Another postdoc position is aimed towards integrating fMRI and intracranial EEG measurements during visual tasks (NSD-iEEG) and electrical stimulation. The general goal of this effort is to better understand signaling across the visual hierarchy (from early visual to higher order areas ventral temporal cortex and frontal/parietal areas). This project is in collaboration with PI Dr. Dora Hermes (Mayo Clinic). For more information, see these papers: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1325-22.2023 and https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.47035.

More information can be found for Dr. Kendrick Kay at http://cvnlab.net <http://cvnlab.net/>, Dr. Clayton Curtis at https://www.clayspacelab.com <https://www.clayspacelab.com/>, and Dr. Dora Hermes at https://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/hermes-miller-dora-ph-d/bio-20471548.

Interested applicants should e-mail kay at umn.edu <mailto:kay at umn.edu>. The positions have flexible start dates, and could potentially be conducted remotely. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. and strong quantitative, technical, and programming skills. Appointments will be made for one year, with the possibility to renew for additional years.

Kendrick Kay (kay at umn.edu)
Assistant Professor
Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
University of Minnesota
Lab web site: http://cvnlab.net
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