Applications are being sought for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position exploring the neural mechanisms of systems and cognitive level sequential control in the Desrochers Lab in the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University. Studies will focus on linking microelectrode recordings and behavioral performance in nonhuman primates with nonhuman primate fMRI and human fMRI, providing a unique opportunity for cross-level and cross-species work. Brown University and its Department of Neuroscience (http://neuroscience.brown.edu) provide a highly collaborative research environment, with many links to the Brown Institute for Brain Science (http://brainscience.brown.edu/) and the Center for Vision Research (http://cvr.brown.edu/). The position will also have the possibility of collaborating with a team of 14 researchers at four other universities who comprise the EPSCoR Attention Consortium (https://www.attentioninthebrain.com).
Strong quantitative and programming skills are required. Prior electrophysiological training and experience is preferred. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Psychology, or a related discipline or must show evidence that the Ph.D. will be completed before the start of the position. The start date is negotiable.
About Desrochers Lab, Department of Neuroscience, Brown University
Broadly, the Desrochers Lab seeks to understand how habits and motor sequences are organized into sequences of tasks through research that combines animal and human experimental models. We are located in the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University. The environment uniquely combines cutting edge research with a collegial atmosphere perched on a beautiful campus in Providence, RI. Life around... Providence is rich with opportunities to both enjoy city life (great food, theater, music, etc.) and the outdoors (parks, beaches, etc.). Providence is also very close to an easy airport (~20 min), Boston (~30 min) and New York (~3 hrs).