Postdoctoral Research Associate

Feb 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary: Several postdoctoral or more senior research associate positions in computational and statistical neuroscience are available in the lab of Jonathan Pillow at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. The Lab is affiliated with the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning and the Department of Psychology. The Pillow lab's research focuses on the statistical modeling of neural data and information processing in neural populations. Current research projects include: - encoding and decoding of sensory information in neural populations - latent variable models of neural population activity - machine learning methods for high-dimensional neural data - statistical methods for intracellular, extracellular, and imaging data - active learning methods for closed-loop experiments - normative models of perception and behavior We design new statistical models and methods for characterizing statistical structure underlying neural activity, and we collaborate closely with a variety of experimental labs to apply these methods to data. For more information, please visit: Applicants should have creativity, independence, enthusiasm for research, and a high level of mathematical expertise. The term of this appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance and funding. This position is subject to the university's background check policy. Inquiries may be addressed by email to Dr. Jonathan Pillow (

Essential Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline (e.g., Neuroscience, Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics) by the time they start the position.

Preferred Qualifications: Desired qualifications include familiarity with Bayesian statistical methods and/or probabilistic models of neural data, and experience with programming in Matlab, Python, or other suitable languages.

Education Required: Doctorate Degree

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.

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