[visionlist] Postdoc opening computational modeling

Applications are invited from highly motivated researchers for a postdoctoral position immediately available in the Computational & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, led by Angela Yu, at University of California, San Diego.

Candidates must have a strong background in mathematics and/or machine learning, and be committed to applying rigorous mathematical tools to modeling cognitive and neural processes. Experience or interest in carrying out human behavioral experiments (either in person or on Amazon M-Turk) and/or collaborating with other human/animal neuroscience laboratories is also desirable.

Current research in the lab ranges across cognitive control, decision-making, visual search, active learning, social cognition, and machine learning. Accepted candidate would have great latitude in determining own research projects.

Dr. Yu’s lab is situated within the Cognitive Science department of UCSD, and affiliated with the Computer Science Department, Electrical Engineering Department, Neurosciences Graduate Program, and the Institute of Neural Computation. There are ample opportunities for collaborations with related groups across the UCSD main campus, the medical school, and the Salk Institute.

Interested candidates should send a research statement, along with a CV including publications, to Dr. Angela Yu (ajyu@ucsd.edu). Candidates are invited to explain in detail how their own research interests dovetail that of Dr. Yu’s lab. Two or more letters of references should be sent directly to Dr. Yu.

Dr. Yu will be interviewing candidates at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in San Diego, November 12-16, 2016.

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