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Postdoctoral Position
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Applications are invited for an NIH funded postdoctoral position combining eye tracking and intracranial EEG recordings in humans to study the neural basis of face recognition, object recognition, and social and affective perception, at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

The research will focus on understanding the dynamic neural code that underlies the recognition of faces, bodies, objects, facial expressions, and other social and affective stimuli and how this information guides, and is guided by, eye movements. Of particular interest is how this information is coded in interactive neural circuits at the level of large-scale brain networks. The neural data will primarily be local field potentials/ event related potential from intracranial surface electrodes (electrocorticography, ECoG), cortical depth electrodes, and subcortical depth electrodes in humans in conjunction with eye tracking. There is also the potential for studies involving direct cortical stimulation to assess how neural modulation alters visual perception.

The ideal applicant would hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or a related field. Strong technical, computational, and statistical skills are required. Experience with combining eye tracking and electrophysiological data is strongly preferred (for example, scalp EEG and eye tracking). Applicants should have a strong track record of publication.

Pittsburgh is consistently ranked the most livable city in America and the neuroscientific community here, particularly at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, is both very strong and collaborative.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information for 3 researchers who can provide a recommendation. For further information or to submit an application, please contact Avniel Ghuman, PhD at ghumana@upmc.edu.

Contact Us

Laboratory of Cognitive Neurodynamics
UPMC Presbyterian
Suite B-400
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

(412) 648-0073

Funding Sources

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The Walter L. Copeland Fund

Related Links

Google Scholar (Dr. Ghuman)

University of Pittsburgh

Department of Neurosurgery

Brain Mapping Center

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)

Society for Neuroscience

Brain Modulation Lab

Brain Institute