The Nelson Neurophysiology Lab is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow with an interest in human intracranial neurophysiology and/or language processing in the brain. Research in the lab focuses on uncovering the neural basis of linguistic syntactic structure-building and semantic representation, studying primarily language comprehension as opposed to production. The successful candidate will conduct research involving stimulating and recording intracranially from neurosurgical patients performing language tasks, including but not limited to sentence and word comprehension. These will be complemented by related noninvasive experiments with MEG, TMS and EEG. See the lab website http://www.nelsonneurolab.org for more information.
The position requires a PhD in a field relevant to quantitative cognitive neuroscience and neurolinguistics research, including neuroscience, psychology, engineering or linguistics with an interest in neuroscience. Good programming ability (Matlab, R or Python) is required, and a strong quantitative background is preferred. Research experience with neurophysiology in animals or humans, TMS, MEG, EEG, eyetracking or other behavioral studies is highly desirable. Experience or interest with computational neuroscience and/or linguistics is also desirable.
Our lab is in the Neurosurgery Department in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). We collaborate closely with neurosurgeons and neurologists at UAB, making use of the rich patient resources UAB offers to study language in the brain. Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama, is the cultural and entertainment epicenter of Alabama, encompassing art museums, theaters, concert venues and numerous festivals and events. The city offers excellent outdoor activities for people that are passionate about reconnecting with nature in an otherwise urban landscape, and provides a very livable, and family-friendly community.
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About University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAB is a research-intensive university ranked in the top 10 among public universities for NIH funding. UAB is strongly committed to a broad and collegial environment for neuroscience research in a network of over 200 basic, translational and clinical faculty from 23 departments. UAB is consistently rated as one of the top locations among US universities for training postdoctoral scholars.