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Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Neuroscience
Human perception of humanoid robots
We are seeking a motivated and creative postdoctoral research associate to join the Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology Lab at the University of California, San Diego (www.sayginlab.org). Our lab studies the perception of socially-relevant stimuli such as bodies, actions, and biological motion using psychophysical, neuroimaging, neuropsychological and brain stimulation studies. The current position is part of an interdisciplinary research program exploring the perception of body movements of not only humans, but also of humanoid robots. The position requires experience with EEG, including both ERP and time/frequency approaches, as well as strong analytical and programming abilities.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, psychology, engineering or related discipline, and a strong interest in the research foci of the lab. Substantial experience with EEG is essential, and experience with Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) is highly desirable. Proficiency in programming (preferably but not necessarily in Matlab) is essential; experience with machine learning is highly desirable. Interest in and experience with other methods our lab uses (e.g., structural and functional neuroimaging, brain stimulation) is desirable but not required. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills and a commitment to efficient publication of research results.
San Diego is home to an outstanding cognitive science and neuroscience community, which includes UCSD, Salk Institute, Institute for Neural Computation (INC), Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience (SCCN), Center for Research in Language (CRL), and Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM). The successful candidate will work with a lively and interdisciplinary group of researchers and students. EEG collaborators include Prof. Marta Kutas, INC, SCCN, and local industry partners; robotics collaborator is Prof. Ishiguro from Osaka University. More information can be found on our website at www.sayginlab.org.
The position is initially available for two years, the second year contingent on satisfactory progress. Extension beyond two years may be possible. The target start date is Summer 2012 or possibly early Fall. Interested candidates, please email Ayse P. Saygin at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a cover letter describing past research experience and current interests, a CV including list of publications (in PDF format), and names and contact information for 3 individuals who can provide a recommendation letter. Please also indicate US citizenship/residence status in your letter.