Come join our team! We use behavioral, electrophysiological, eye-tracking, and neuroimaging approaches to study the neural mechanisms underlying sensory, perceptual, and cognitive processing. Current projects and interests include sensory and multisensory processing, and top-down versus bottom-up processing in healthy children and adults, and how the breakdown of these processes contribute to developmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders, Rett syndrome, and Lysosomal storage diseases.
The Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory (CNL) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is directed by Sophie Molholm and comprised of a multidisciplinary team of investigators, post-doctoral fellows, students, clinicians, and study coordinators. Our team uses psychophysics, EEG, eye-tracking and MRI to study attention, auditory and visual perception, multisensory processing, and executive function in typical and clinical populations. It is our goal to make significant advances in understanding these processes with the use of cutting-edge methodologies and data analytic techniques. In turn, we seek to apply this understanding to explore the deficits underlying clinical and developmental disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, and rare genetic conditions such as 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. We are funded by the NIH and private foundations, and we are one of the 15 funded national Intellectual and Developmental Disability Centers (The RFK IDDRC). We are situated in the Bronx, and many of our study participants are from groups that are under-represented in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric research
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- Using EEG to investigate neural correlates of rare genetic diseases and complementing this approach with MRI and
neuropsychological evaluation to track patters associated with these conditions across various levels of neuropsychology in which they manifest.
- Recruiting from a limited pool of research participants
- Deploying similar techniques to study multisensory integration, from its healthy development to instances of suspected pathology within various clinical contexts, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and dyslexia.
- Assuming a leadership role in the planning and execution of studies, and that you will remain committed to enhancing your expertise in neurophysiologic research under faculty guidance, while applying your evolving knowledge and experience to the mentorship of our students.
- Disseminating findings from your research as you receive direct guidance in the preparation of presentations and
manuscripts for publication.
- Keeping weekly meetings with Dr. Molholm to update her on progress and discuss ongoing and new projects
The qualified candidate will have a PhD in a related field, experience working with biological signals such as EEG, advanced signal processing and statistical modeling skills, and be conversant in Matlab and Presentation or similar software programs. Both Junior and Senior post-doctoral applicants are welcome.