Sunday, May 29, 2011

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Post-Doctoral Associate (research)

Duties/Responsibilities: Responsibilities include: experimental design and behavioral data collection (20%), data acquisition (25%), data analysis and development of analysis techniques appropriate for high-resolution/high-field data (25%), publication of research results (15%), and supervision of laboratory staff (15%). This is a 100% time position with a competitive salary depending on qualifications and experience that includes excellent fringe benefits. This appointment is annually renewable contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding. This post-doc position is funded by the research project "Object Perception: Mechanisms for Resolving Ambiguity" funded by the National Eye Institute. The PIs on the grant are Sheng He, Daniel Kersten, Cheryl Olman and Paul Schrater. The research project combines mathematical, computational, psychophysical, and neuroimaging methods to understand how the brain learns to interpret ambiguous visual experience. While the post-doc will collaborate to various degrees with all of the PIs on the grant, the emphasis of this position is fMRI research at high-field, so Dr. Olman will serve as primary supervisor. Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, or a related field by June 1, 2011 and have experience with acquisition and analysis of functional MRI data. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience with visual stimulus presentation on calibrated systems. Emphasis will also be placed on aptitude for developing new computational approaches for making quantitative connections between functional imaging data, computational models of visual information processing, and human behavior. on

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN
United States 

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