Applications are invited to fill a NIH-funded post-doctoral research position in the Center for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) and Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Our laboratory is focused on the cortical processing and neuroplasticity of complex sounds in normal and hearing-impaired New World monkeys, including binaural processing of complex sounds in challenging listening environments.
Candidates are expected to have a PhD (or equivalent) related to neuroscience, biomedical engineering, animal physiology, or similar disciplines. Successful candidates will perform mammalian behavioral and electrophysiological experiments and utilize neurocomputational approaches. Candidates with backgrounds in computational neuroscience and/or signal processing, including programming skills (e.g., in MATLab, Python) are especially encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 021120
Christoph E. Schreiner, MD, PhD, is Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) and Bioengineering&Therapeutic Sciences (BTS) at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his master degree and PhD degree, both in physics, from Georgia-Augusta-Universität, Göttingen, Germany. Dr. Schreiner completed a medical degree from Georgia-Augusta-Universität Göttingen, and the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany, followed by a research fellowship at UCSF.
Dr. Schreiner’s research focuses on understanding of the functional organization of central auditory stations of the mammalian brain. He is mainly interested in the role of the auditory forebrain (medial geniculate body and auditory cortex) in the encoding of complex auditory signals - such as speech and communication signals - in normal and hearing-impaired models. By combining physiological, neuroanatomical, and computational approaches, Dr. Schreiner and his colleagues attempt to provide a better understanding of the cortical processing of complex sounds and its contribution to sound perception.