Positions AvailablePostdoctoral positions, graduate students, undergraduate students, high school students
We are looking to hire motivated postdoctoral fellows to investigate circuit and computational principles underlying cognitive control and flexibility. Two types of positions are available.
1. Experimental: This position will combine quantitative and parametric behavior with multi-electrode recordings in freely behaving or headfixed animals (mice, tree shrews and/or marmosets) to understand the neural implementation of cognitive processes such as attentional control, working memory in the context of hierarchical decision making. The position will involve building behavioral models as a way to analyze neural data on a single trial basis. A strong quantitative background and experience in electrophysiology is required.
2. Theoretical: This position will involve building neural models that can compress our understanding of neural data and predict new experiments accordingly. This is a flexible position that will involve collaboration with multiple people at MIT and beyond. Experience with machine learning tools is a plus, but a strong theoretical background is a requirement.
Interested applicants should contact Mike Halassa at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include their current CV, personal statement and contact information for 3 referees.