Post Doctoral Associate
- University of Pittsburgh
- Location: Pittsburgh, PA
- Job Number: 7176535
- Posting Date: Sep 6, 2023
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
This position offers opportunities for growth and expansion of skills in advanced primate neurophysiology and brain activity mapping (e.g. electrochemistry, electrophysiology, microstimulation, neurosurgery, task design), microfabrication, and systems neuroscience. The individual is expected to work as a team with the principal investigator and other undergraduate and graduate students, and laboratory technicians. The individual is expected to prepare and write high quality journal papers for peer-review and scientific dissemination, present significant research progress in scientific workshops and/or conferences, and participate in grant writing.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in neuroscience, engineering (electrical, bio-, biomedical, chemical, or mechanical), biology, psychology, computer science or another computational major, mathematics, physics, or other related fields (e.g. chemistry, neurobiology, etc.) and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, organizational skills, strong work ethics and motivational drive, the ability to design and carry out research independently, and evidence of sufficient research experiences (e.g. publication record). Highly competitive applicants will have experience in one or more of the following: non-human primate electrophysiology; neuroscience; behavioral training and task design; computational analysis, modeling, and programming in Matlab; data science, statistics, machine learning or other advanced mathematical computational and analytic techniques to analyze neural data; animal handling and surgeries; and/or grant writing.
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