Duke University, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, and
Duke Neurobiology

Position ID:Duke-Biostatistics & Bioinformatics-POSTDOC22 [#17102, 3820]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate-Biostatistics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27710, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computational, Quantitative or Systems Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Appl Deadline: finished (2020/10/07, finished 2020/11/23, private)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

The laboratories of Dr. Richard Mooney (https://www .neuro.duke.edu/mooney-lab) and Dr. John Pearson (http://pearsonlab.github.io) at Duke University are seeking two (2) postdoctoral scholars in conjunction with an NIHBRAIN Initiative-funded project investigating the contributions of basal ganglia to vocal motor exploration and reinforcement learning. Candidates will combine state of the art viral, electrophysiological, imaging, and computational methods and work as part of a multi-institution team that also includes Dr. Carlos Lois, in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at CalTech, and Dr. Tim Gardner, in the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact at the University of Oregon.

The postdoc, appointed in the Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, will perform computational modeling of reinforcement learning in the birdsong system, including development of new statistical machine learning methods for the analysis of song, electrophysiology, and calcium imaging data. The postdoc will work closely with experimentalists to design studies, analyze data, and refine hypotheses. Candidates should hold a PhD in a quantitative discipline such as computational neuroscience, physics, statistics, or computer science. Previous experience in neurobiology is a plus but not required. This postdoc will work closely with a related postdoc hire in the Department of Neurobiology, as well as team members across the other institutions.

Candidates may also reference the Neurobiology postdoc position via the following link: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=70649&company=dukeuniverP1

Min Degree Requirements: Relevant Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g. Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M.). If the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not been formally conferred; the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree requirements, together with a statement documenting the date on which the degree is to be conferred. Other Credential/Experiential Requirements: This position is limited to those with no more than 5 years combined of Duke and external postdoctoral experience, or no more than 4 years of Duke experience if that is the only postdoctoral experience.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Contact: Darla Wherry
Email: email
Postal Mail:
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Duke University School of Medicine
Duke Box 2721
Durham, NC 27710
Web Page: www.biostat.duke.edu

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