[Eeglablist] Two post-doc positions available in BCI research / neural engineering
schalk at wadsworth.org
Wed Aug 13 10:46:47 PDT 2008
Two post-doc positions (funded for 3+ years) are available immediately
in the field of Brain-Computer Interface / Neural Engineering research.
The successful candidates will be part of the Brain-Computer Interface
(BCI) Research and Development Program at the Wadsworth Center in
Albany, New York. The incumbents' appointment will formally be with
the Department of Neurology at Albany Medical College with a status as
Visiting Scientist at the Wadsworth Center. The research will
primarily involve the use of signals recorded from the surface of the
brain (electrocorticography (ECoG)) in humans to decode specific
aspects of human behavior from ECoG signals, and to use these signals
for communication. Specifically, the goal of this project is to use
ECoG signals to decode kinematic parameters of directional intent or
hand/eye movements (which are detected with eye trackers, data gloves,
and joysticks), and to build a system that extracts and uses these
signals in real time. This real-time implementation will be based on
our BCI2000 system (http://www.bci2000.org), which has become the
standard in the field of BCI research and has already been provided to
more than 240 laboratories around the world.
The ideal applicant will have demonstrated expertise in signal
processing, in particular time series/spectral analyses,
classification, and machine learning, a solid understanding of
neuroscience, in particular in attentional/intentional/motor systems,
and programming expertise in Matlab or C++.
Applicants should send a CV, a brief statement of background and
goals, and two reference letters to Dr. Gerwin Schalk (http://www.wadsworth.org/resnres/bios/schalk.htm
) at schalk at wadsworth.org. Reviews of applications will start
immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
The BCI program at the Wadsworth Center is recognized world-wide for
its EEG- and ECoG-based BCI research. The Wadsworth Center has been
named one of the "Best Places to Work for Postdocs" and one of the
"Best Places to Work in Academia" by The Scientist magazine.
Gerwin Schalk, Ph.D.
Research Scientist V
Wadsworth Center, NYS Dept. of Health
Dept. of Neurology, Albany Medical College
Dept. of Neurosurgery, Washington Univ. in St. Louis
E1001 Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12201
phone (518) 486-2559
fax (518) 486-4910
e-mail schalk at wadsworth.org
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