The SPACE lab at Duke University ( PI: Jennifer Groh) is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow. Our research involves spatial processing from a computational and experimental perspective. We focus on visual, auditory, and multisensory topics and we use neurophysiological and novel statistical techniques.
This position will involve collaborative research concerning how the brain represents more than one stimulus at a time (multiplexing). Techniques involve neurophysiology in awake macaques (multiple electrode recordings) in visual and auditory brain regions. The work is collaborative with Prof. Surya Tokdar (Statistics, Duke University). Our groups recently found evidence that when confronted with two stimuli, neural populations contain fluctuating activity patterns: some neurons alternate between encoding one stimulus and encoding another on a sub-second to second time scale (e.g. see Caruso et al Nat Comm 2018 and Jun et al eLife 2022). This NIH funded project now seeks to understand the organizing principles through which such fluctuating activity patterns serve to preserve and/or select information.
We are especially interested in hearing from candidates who see themselves as eventually launching an independent research program for which this training would provide a strong boost. A completed PhD in neuroscience or a related field is required prior to the start date (target: spring-summer-fall 2023). Previous experience working with a non-human species is a plus.
For more information or to apply, send resume, cover letter, and a list of references via email to Dr. Jennifer Groh (Depts of Psychology and Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering) as soon as possible. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Contact info: Jennifer Groh, email@example.com Lab web site: www.duke.edu/~jmgroh