Postdoctoral and doctoral studies in the neuroscience of dynamic action planning and motor control

Employer
Department of Neuroscience, University of Montreal
Location
Montréal, Quebec (CA)
Salary
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Dec 28, 2022
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Postdoctoral and doctoral studies in the neuroscience of dynamic action planning and motor control

 Department of Neuroscience, University of Montreal

Applications are invited for postdoctoral and doctoral studies in systems neuroscience in the laboratories of Andrea Green and Paul Cisek. Successful applicants will join a multidisciplinary research group studying how the primate brain controls real-time, natural behavior in dynamic environments. Different projects address how we specify and plan potential actions such as reaching under changing conditions as we move through our environment, decide between actions even during ongoing behavior, control and learn to execute movements in different behavioral contexts (e.g., body stationary vs. in motion) and integrate multisensory cues to estimate and keep track of our motion through space. Research in our group involves single- and multi-electrode neural recording experiments in non-human primates, human behavioral and transcranial magnetic stimulation studies and computational modeling of the nervous system. New collaborative projects will combine use of sophisticated spatial motion systems and virtual reality environments to study naturalistic behavior in both humans and non-human primates and develop computational models of real-time action selection, planning and control. For more information, see https://neurosciences.umontreal.ca/recherche/les-chercheurs/andrea-green/ and https://cisek.org/pavel/.

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 Andrea Green (andrea.green@umontreal.ca) and Paul Cisek (paul.cisek@umontreal.ca).

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).

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