Duke University, Psychology and Neuroscience

Position ID:Duke-P&N-POSTDOCGROHLAB [#24517]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708-0999, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Neuroscience / Cognitive neuroscience
Appl Deadline:2023/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/03/10, listed until 2023/09/30)
Position Description:   URMs  

Postdoctoral Associate 
Neuroscience of SPACE Lab / Dr. Jennifer Groh (Depts. Of: Psychology and Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering) 
Duke University Department of Psychology and Neuroscience 

Research in the Neuroscience of SPACE lab at Duke University (PI: Jennifer Groh, www.duke.edu/~jmgroh) involves visual, auditory, and multisensory processing in the brain using neurophysiological and computational/statistical techniques. 

We are recruiting a Postdoctoral Associate to engage in collaborative research concerning how the brain represents more than one stimulus at a time (multiplexing). Techniques involve neurophysiology in awake macaques (multiple electrode recordings) in visual and auditory brain regions. The work is collaborative with Prof. Surya Tokdar (Statistics, Duke University) (see [Tokdar Lab]). Our groups recently found evidence that when confronted with two stimuli, neural populations contain fluctuating activity patterns: some neurons alternate between encoding one stimulus and encoding another on a sub-second to second time scale (e.g. see Caruso et al Nat Comm and Jun et al eLife). This NIH funded project now seeks to understand the organizing principles through which such fluctuating activity patterns serve to preserve and/or select information. 

We are especially interested in hearing from candidates who see themselves as eventually launching an independent research program for which this training would provide a strong boost. A completed PhD in neuroscience or a related field is required prior to the start date (target: spring-summer-fall 2023). Previous experience working with a non-human species is a plus. 

This is a full time, grant funded position, eligible for all Duke benefits (https://hr.duke.edu/benefits) with an initial appointment of one year with the possibility of renewal, dependent on funding and performance. 

Interested individuals should apply through Academic Jobs Online and include their CV, a cover letter and contact information for at least 2 references. Only applicants that have applied through Academic Jobs Online will be reviewed. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. If you are not able to upload your application materials or if letter writers would prefer to upload their letters directly, please complete your application and email those materials to Meghann Koffi at meghann.koffi@duke.edu to be uploaded manually. 

For questions about the lab or position, please contact Dr. Jennifer Groh (Depts of Psychology and Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering) at jmgroh@duke.edu.

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