A postdoctoral position is available starting in the fall of 2019 to investigate the cortical basis of visuo-motor behavior. This project involves high density multi-electrode array recordings and stimulation from motor and premotor cortical sites in monkeys performing complex reaching and grasping movements as well as orofacial movements. Experiments seek to investigate spatio-temporal patterning in single unit and local field potential activity that encodes different aspects of these movements. These experiments also seek to develop decoding algorithms for possible application in brain-machine interfaces. Facilities include a fully equipped electrophysiological laboratory with three 128-channel acquisition systems, a two-link exoskeletal robot, a camera-based, motion capture system, and a 3D x-ray fluoroscopy system.
Ph.D. in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or related fields. Proficiency in programming.
Expertise in multi-electrode, behavioral electrophysiology is preferred. A strong mathematical, computational, or engineering background is also desirable.