The lab of Dr. Teichert at the University of Pittsburgh has openings for two postdoctoral researchers to work on a newly-funded BRAIN initiative grant. The two projects will study the micro- and mesoscopic events that underlie the dynamic modulation of EEG and MEG amplitude to repeated auditory stimuli and the role of these modulations for echoic memory. We will study this phenomenon using identical paradigms in three model systems (human, monkey, and in silico) and at five levels of observation to understand how the effect is enhanced, attenuated, or otherwise altered while transitioning from synapse to cell, from cell to circuit, from circuit to brain region, and from brain region to macroscopic EEG/MEG measurements.
The post-doctoral researchers will work within a collaborative team that includes PIs Teichert, Doiron and Salisbury, as well as Co-Investigators Kass, Sweet, Ghuman and Gonzales-Burgos. The positions are ideal for candidates who are interested in understanding how single-cell and LFP recordings in animal models can inform our understanding and interpretation of EEG and MEG signals recorded in humans. Applicants should send a CV and a statement of interest to Dr. Teichert (email@example.com).
Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, biology, physics, mathematics or other neuroscience-related discipline
One or more first-author publications in an international peer-reviewed neuroscience journal (under review is OK)
Strong data-analysis and programming skills (Matlab, R, MNE or related programming languages)
Proficient in spoken and written English
Willing and able work productively as part of a team
Additional Salary Information: According to NIH standards