[visionlist] The latest in JOV – September issue


[visionlist] Fully funded PhD position at Bangor School of Psychology, Wales, UK

[visionlist] Open Post-doc or PhD position in the Laboratory of Psychophysics, EPFL, Switzerland

The Laboratory of Psychophysics at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, is
searching for a PhD student or a Post-doc. Experience with psychophysics
is required. Good mathematical understanding or experience with TMS are
a big plus.

The PhD position is a 4 years appointment and the salary is
approximately 3500 CHF/month after taxes.
The post-doctoral position is a 1-2 years appointment and the salary is
approximately 4500 CHF/month after taxes.

PhD students upload their materials on http://ift.tt/1s808vn.
Deadline 15.11.2016.
For the post-doc position, please send curriculum vitae, list of
publications, the names of three referees, and a short description of
your experience in the field by e-mail to: michael.herzog@epfl.ch.

[visionlist] PhD openings in multi-camera imaging and heterogeneous cellular networks

[visionlist] Postdoc position: Flexible function of cortical circuits, Yale School of Medicine (Jess Cardin)

Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Jess Cardin at the Yale School of Medicine.  We are investigating the flexible function of cortical circuits, with
a focus on state-dependent changes in circuit operation and the role of distinct GABAergic interneurons.  Using techniques that provide information at different levels of analysis, including tetrode recordings, LFP, 2-photon imaging, pupil imaging, and two-photon
guided intracellular recordings in visual cortex of awake behaving animals, we are able to examine the dynamic population of neurons that contribute to cortical circuit activity.  We use visual detection tasks to investigate the contribution of cortical circuits
to perception and behavior. 

In combination with these approaches, we use optogenetic and pharmacogenetic tools, along with newly developed CRISPR-Cas9 and viral tools, to manipulate the activity of target cells. 
In addition to examining excitatory and inhibitory activity in the mature cortex, we use early perturbation and genetic models of neurodevelopmental disease, such as schizophrenia and autism, to investigate the developmental roles of inhibitory interneurons
in cortical function.

Successful candidates will be highly motivated, able to work independently, and have evidence of prior productivity, with a minimum of one first-author paper. 
A recent PhD or MD/PhD and good written/verbal English communication skills are required.  Candidates with prior
experience in electrophysiology, imaging, mouse behavior, and/or programming are particularly encouraged to apply. 
Positions are fully funded and supported by state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. 
The Yale Department of Neuroscience is a supportive and highly collaborative environment, with many opportunities for career development.
 Salary is commensurate with experience, and positions are available Fall 2016.

Please send CV and contact information for letters of reference to Dr. Jess Cardin (jess.cardin@yale.edu).

[visionlist] postdoc position

Dear Colleagues 

I would be grateful if you could share the add below. Apologies for cross-posting.

Best regards,




An NSF-funded postdoctoral position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Pestilli Franco at Indiana University. More information about this project can be found on the NSF website, on the Indiana University Website and on Dr. Pestilli Website.

General information about the Pestilli Laboratory can be found at pestillilab.indiana.edu

This position is ideal of individuals with previous expertise in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science or Psychology interested in learning about Computer Science and Engineering or Computer Scientists and Engineers interested in learning Neuroscience. Lab collaborators are Olaf Sporns, Andrew Saykin, Cesar Caiafa, Craig Stewart, Robert Henschel (Indiana University), Lei Wang (Northwestern University), Daniel Marcus (Washington University St. Louis), and Brian Wandell (Stanford University). The project involves a large network of scientists.

Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or other closely related fields. Excellent programming skills are essential. Expertise in advanced statistics or computational methods is strongly recommended. Salary will commensurate with experience as determined by NIH guidelines.

To apply, please send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and names of three individuals as reference to franpest@indiana.edu. Start date is as early as possible with possibility of negotiation. Highly talented Ph.D candidates are encouraged to apply.

Franco Pestilli, PhD

Assistant Professor

Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science and Network Science

Indiana University Bloomington
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[visionlist] Postdoctoral Positions — Baby Brain Connectome

Postdoctoral research associate positions are available in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill). Our current focuses are to better understand the dynamic development of brain structure, function and connectivity during critical early postnatal stages, via computational analysis of high-quality multimodal neuroimaging data acquired by UNC/UMN Baby Connectome Project. We are seeking highly motivated individuals who have extensive research experience in neuroimaging analysis (e.g., structural, diffusion or functional MRI) and demonstrated academic excellence, including publications in first-class journals and conferences. The postdoctoral candidate should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Neuroscience, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics/Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related fields. Good command of programming tools including Matlab, C++, Linux, and scripting are necessary to carry out the research work in this group. The candidate will support our efforts either in advancing neuroimaging analysis technologies or in neuroscience applications.


The successful candidate will be part of a diverse group including neuroscientists, radiologists, psychologists, physicists, biostatistician, and computer scientists, and will build upon the group’s extensive foundation on neuroimaging analysis. If interested, please email resume to Dr. Gang Li (gang_li@med.unc.edu).