Saturday, October 8, 2011

UCSF Post doc


The Speech Neuroscience Research Group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is seeking two postdoctoral-fellows interested in understanding the organization of human speech processing and the neural basis of speech motor control.

UCSF is a world-class research institution with a wide array of scanner facilities that includes MRI (both 3T and 7T systems) as well as a 275-channel whole-head MEG/EEG scanner. There is also a large and rapidly expanding program of research using high-density invasive electrocorticography (ECoG) recordings from neurosurgical patients.

Two postdoctoral positions are open in the labs of Professors Edward Chang and John Houde. Professor Chang’s lab focuses on the basic neural representations of acoustic, phonetic, and lexical information in human cortex. Professor Houde’s lab investigates the neural basis of speech motor control. The research focus of the lab is investigating the neural basis of feedback processing in speech production, but other ongoing projects in the lab include studies of sequential speech production, spasmodic dysphonia and stuttering. Major experimental methods include invasive electrocorticography (ECoG), MEG source analysis, time-frequency analysis and simultaneous EEG-fMRI.

The positions are for two years and offer a competitive salary funded by the NIH and NSF. Ideal applicants will have experience with programming (especially in the Matlab environment), and have strong backgrounds in time series analysis, signal processing, control theory, phonetics, and cognitive neuroscience.

To apply, please submit a curriculum vita, cover letter, two references, and representative publications to Professors Edward Chang ( ) and John Houde ( ).

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