[Eeglablist] Postdoctoral research position available (University of Texas Medical School in Houston)

Ramón Martinez nucleuscub at gmail.com
Wed May 17 09:39:13 PDT 2017

One postdoctoral research position is available at the NeuroImaging and
Electrophysiology Lab (www.tandonlab.org) in the Department of Neurosurgery
at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. This position is
funded by a recently awarded BRAIN Initiative U01 grant for which Dr.
Tandon is the PI. The project uses electrocorticographic (ECoG) recordings
on a large cohort (n=80) to evaluate psycho-linguistic models of reading
and speech production with the goal being to create network level
representation of language. Collaborators on the project with whom the
post-doc will work closely are Nathan Crone (Hopkins), Greg Hickok (UCI),
Stanislas Dehaene (College de France), Xaq Pitkow (Baylor) and Josh Breier
(UT Houston).

Project Description:

This is a close multi center collaboration that brings together
investigators with established track records in intracranial EEG (iEEG)
recordings, neuroscience of language and computational neuroscience to
better understand the uniquely human behavior of reading and producing
language. More details about the U01 grant are online at NIH Reporter. The
post-doc will benefit from a close interaction with several experts in the
fields of reading, semantics, and speech production.

Post-doc Responsibilities:

The selected individual is expected to be a highly motivated, team player
that has the passion to study cognitive processes using direct recordings
in humans. He or she will be responsible for 1) optimizing and refining
paradigms for use in the project, 2) data collection in the epilepsy
monitoring unit and in the MRI scanner, 3) ECoG data analysis using a
analysis pipelines existent in the lab and via the development of
innovative strategies, and 4) data presentation at conferences, manuscript
and grant writing.


The selected individual must have a Ph.D. in one or more of the following -
neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, mathematics, electrical
engineering or computer science. Previous experience in neural time series
data analysis or functional imaging studies of reading or speech production
is highly desirable. Crucial is the ability to independently code in either
or all of the following – MATLAB, R or Python. Given the multiple
unpredictable variables and privacy issues around data collection in human
patients, the individual must possess high ethical and professionalism
standards, be able to adapt to a changing environment, reorganize schedules
dynamically, and work with tight deadlines. The individual must possess the
ability to work effectively independently, yet collaborate effectively on
projects with multiple investigators. A strong publication record and
excellent prior academic credentials are highly desirable.

If you are interested, you can email us at nitin.tandon at uth.tmc.edu or call
us at (713) 500-5475.

Ramon Martinez-Cancino
Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience
Institute for Neural Computation, University of California San Diego
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