Postdoctoral and doctoral studies in the neuroscience of real-time, embodied decision-making and action planning
Department of Neuroscience, University of Montreal
Applications are invited for postdoctoral and doctoral studies in systems neuroscience, in the laboratories of Paul Cisek and Andrea Green at the University of Montreal. Our research investigates the neural mechanisms of decision-making and action planning in humans and non-human primates using computational models of the nervous system as well as behavioral experiments, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and multi-electrode recording in multiple regions of the cerebral cortex and basal ganglia. New projects will use virtual reality to study naturalistic behavior in both humans and non-human primates and develop computational models of real-time action selection and control. Additional collaborative projects include studies of decision-making during ongoing action and movement through space, MEG studies of dynamic decision-making in humans (with Karim Jerbi), and computational modeling of neural circuits and artificial learning systems (with Guillaume Lajoie and Irina Rish). For more information, see: https://cisek.org/pavel/ and https://neurosciences.umontreal.ca/recherche/les-chercheurs/andrea-green/.
Multiple positions are available. All students with a strong background in biological sciences, engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics or psychology and an interest in system-level study of the brain are encouraged to apply. Prior experience in neurophysiology, behavioral neuroscience and/or computational modeling of neural systems is highly desirable. Depending on the applicant's qualifications and interests, they will help to design and conduct behavioral and neurophysiological experiments, analyze data, develop theoretical models of neural systems, prepare manuscripts for publication and participate in international conferences.
Interested candidates are asked to send a curriculum vita, copies of academic transcripts, a statement of research interests and the names and contact information for two references, to Paul Cisek (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Andrea Green (email@example.com).
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, but preference will be given to applications received before November 30, 2022. Interviews will be possible at the Society for Neuroscience meeting (San Diego, CA, November 12-16, 2022).