Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton, NJ
Mar 09, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

Princeton Neuroscience Inst - 24400

Position Summary
The Princeton Computational Memory Lab, led by Professor Ken Norman, is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work on NIH-funded studies of human learning and memory in collaboration with Professor Nicholas Turk-Browne. The specific goal of this project is to study how competition between memories can lead to representational change (i.e., memories overlapping more or less with each other), using fMRI and computational models. The postdoctoral researcher's primary responsibility will be designing and implementing fMRI experiments to test the predictions arising from our neural network model of competition-dependent learning. A major focus of the project will be developing and using novel multivariate fMRI analysis techniques to track memory competition and representational change. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to contribute to the computational-modeling side of the project. For additional information, see and

The Norman lab is part of a highly collaborative network of labs at Princeton that are using computational methods to enrich neuroscience theory and data analysis, ranging from the Cohen, Daw, Hasson, Niv, Pillow labs in Neuroscience and Psychology, to the Engelhardt and Ramadge research groups in Computer Science and Engineering. Questions can be addressed to Professor Ken Norman ( and Professor Nick Turk-Browne (

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The term of this appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding.

Interested applicants must apply online at (Requisition no. 1601003) and include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, and contact information of at least two references. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Essential Qualifications
Essential qualifications for this position include: a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Engineering, or other related field; a strong publication record of original research in cognitive, systems, and/or computational neuroscience; and fluency in Matlab and/or Python programming.

Preferred Qualifications
The position will provide training in neuroimaging and computational methods, but we prefer applicants who already have experience with fMRI and multivariate analysis methods.

Directory Title

Job Function
Regular Professional Research
RR 040
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Full Time
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly

Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly

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Eligible for Overtime
Benefits Eligible
Union Code
Not Applicable
Education Required
Doctorate Degree
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.
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The term of this appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding.
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