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Postdoc ad (University of Washington, data science)

Postdoctoral Researcher Position University of Washington, Seattle

Labs of Bingni Brunton and Rajesh Rao

A position for a Postdoctoral Researcher is available immediately to study neural correlates of naturalistic human behaviors; this postdoctoral position is federally funded and will be co-mentored by Dr. Bing Brunton and Dr. Raj Rao. The project focuses on analyzing long-term, task-free human intracranial electrocorticography (ECoG) recordings acquired in conjunction with video and audio monitoring. Our overall goals for the project are  1) to develop computational algorithms to discover and predict patterns in this large, multi-modal dataset; and 2) to uncover basic computational principles underlying naturalistic human behavior. The applicant should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or a related field. The ideal candidate will have a very strong background in neuroscience as well as data-intensive, computational methods. Experience and expertise in working with large datasets (such as data in cognitive neuroscience, behavior analysis, human neuroscience, neuroimaging, and electrophysiology) are helpful. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, as much of our work requires explaining complex technical concepts to non-experts. The postdoc will be joining a dynamic and interdisciplinary team of researchers including data scientists and neuroscientists. The postdoc will be involved in several interdisciplinary institutes and centers at University of Washington, including the UW Institute for Neuroengineering, the UW eScience Institute, and the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering.  Interested candidates should contact Bing Brunton (bbrunton@uw.edu) and Rajesh Rao (rao@cs.washington.edu). Please include a short cover letter of your particular interest in this position, your CV, and contact information for 2--3 references.