A postdoctoral position (NIH funded) is available in the Human Cognitive Neurophysiology Group (HCN) in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. HCN (Drs. Neimat, van Wouwe and Kaskan) investigates the neural correlates of cognition (action control, decision-making) in the setting of human intraoperative recording and stimulation performed for the treatment of movement disorders and epilepsy.
Our collaborative group pairs neuroscientists with physicians in a clinical research environment to provide rich opportunities for the novel exploration of brain function. You will be involved in research projects aimed at investigating subthalamic nucleus stimulation on action control and decision-making, and characterizing neurophysiological signals during cognitive task performance.
Qualified applicants should have Ph.D. in neuroscience or a field related to neuroscience with a specialty in neurophysiology. Experience with the collection and analysis of single-unit neural recordings and/or local field potentials (human or animal) is required. Experience programming with MATLAB/Python and familiarity with the Linux environment is highly encouraged. The best candidates will be experienced neurophysiologists interested in human cognition.
Interested applicants should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests and two references to:
Peter Kaskan, PhD (Assistant professor) and Nelleke van Wouwe, PhD (Assistant professor)
For more information, visit: http://louisville.edu/medicine/departments/neurosurgery/neuroresidency/research
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About University of Louisville
The University of Louisville is a strong research environment and the postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with other departments including the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, the Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and the JB Speed School of Engineering. The multi-site grant also provides the opportunity to work with the Neurology Department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status.