A postdoctoral position to study the neural mechanisms of visual perception, attention, and cognition in non-human primates is available in Dr. Leslie Ungerleider’s Laboratory of Brain and Cognition at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The start date is around Spring 2019.
The research will use a multifaceted approach, including behavior, neurophysiological recordings, inactivation, electrical microstimulation, imaging and/or pharmacological manipulation, to examine the neural underpinnings of high-level visual processes. Current studies in the lab focus on neural mechanisms mediating face perception, specifically, those mediating the recognition of facial identity, emotional expressions, and the sense of familiarity. Opportunities to be involved in human imaging and TMS studies are also available. The initial appointment is for two years, with renewals possible for up to five years.
A PhD or MD and no more than 5 years of relevant research experience since receipt of the degree, with a strong background in systems neuroscience, vision science, or related fields. Experience working with non-human primates is preferable but not required. Good programming and communication skills are essential.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include (family) health insurance, travel to meetings, and support for relevant coursework. See: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postdoc_irp
Internal Number: LBC/SN-2019-01
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