Full-Time Postdoctoral Associate - Neural Basis of Valuation and Decision Making
New York University
April 30, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Glimcher Lab at the Center for Neural Science at New York University is seeking an accomplished and motivated postdoctoral researcher to study the neural basis of valuation and decision making in non-human primates. This new NIH-funded project follows from our recent NHP and human studies on canonical computations in value coding and their relationship to optimal choice behavior. The main goal of this work is to examine how statistical regularities in the environment drive adaptive neural responses in decision-related circuits and influence choice behavior. This research will be supervised by Prof. Paul Glimcher, PhD, and Prof. Kenway Louie, MD PhD, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their own research questions within this conceptual and experimental framework.
A Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field is required. Previous experience in neurophysiology, monkey behavior, computational modeling, and MATLAB proficiency is a plus. However, all enthusiastic, curious and ambitious candidates with a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply.
Please send a brief letter of interest describing how your current experience, skills, and future goals align with this position, along with an up-to-date C.V. and contact information for three references.
Internal Number: 50154
About New York University
The Center for Neural Science is the focus for teaching and research in the brain sciences at the Washington Square Campus of New York University. Formed in 1987, the Center has been a department of the Faculty of Arts and Science since 1994.The research interests of the faculty span a broad range of topics in neural science, including mechanisms of perception, cognition, and action. Techniques in use in our laboratories include molecular and cell biology, neurophysiology and neuroanatomy, brain imaging, and human and animal behavior. Empirical work at every level of investigation benefits from fruitful interaction with a unique and distinguished group of theorists both within the Center and in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. The Center also benefits from the outstanding academic environment at the Washington Square Campus, including major research programs the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Physics, and Psychology. Beyond Washington Square, the Center enjoys a close cooperative relationship with the Neuroscience Institute and with other researchers in the basic and clinical neurosciences at the NYU School of Medicine.