Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton, NJ
Feb 20, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

A position for a postdoctoral or more senior research associate in human and non-human primate electrophysiology is available in the Neuroscience of Attention & Perception Laboratory (NA&P Lab), led by Dr. Sabine Kastner at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. The lab studies neural mechanisms of cognition in the primate brain. Intracranial recordings from human epilepsy patients and non-human primates are conducted using identical behavioral paradigms and combined with computational approaches. The term of this appointment is one year, with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance and funding. We are seeking an extremely motivated postdoctoral researcher with a background in human or non-human primate electrophysiology. Studies will include simultaneous recordings and stimulation from multiple, interconnected brain regions. The researcher will gain experience with the use of laminar probes and electrical microstimulation to study attention networks in a behaving animal model together with parallel studies in humans. Postdoctoral researchers are given the opportunity to participate in other lab research endeavors, and are expected to make a strong contribution to the lab's overall research efforts. Training also includes an introduction to various advanced neuroimaging methodologies. Essential qualifications for this position includes: a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science or other closely related fields. Experience working with behaving non-human primates and/or background in electrophysiology of the visual system are preferred. All candidates must possess strong quantitative skills (e.g. Matlab, C++, Python). Applicants must apply online at and submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, and contact information for 3 references. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.


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