Monday, December 1, 2014

A different kind of job ... Unusual post-doc opportunity at NYU

Postdoctoral position in Brain Imaging of Neuroaesthetics

A two-year postdoctoral position in Cognitive Neuroscience to study the neural basis of human responses to painting, poetry, and music. The Postdoctoral Researcher will work with faculty at NYU (Denis Pelli, David Poeppel, Gabrielle Starr, and Edward Vessel) with expertise in aesthetics, fMRI, MEG, EEG, and psychophysics, and an international research team, to design and carry out experiments as part of NYU's Global Institute for Advanced Study. Great research environment with Psychology, Center for Neural Science, and Center for Brain Imaging all in one building, which also houses a 3-T MRI and MEG center devoted to research.

The successful candidate will be interested in aesthetics and have strong quantitative skills, including MATLAB, and experience designing and analyzing fMRI experiments and possibly EEG or MEG. Pay will follow the NIH scale. Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment.

Candidates with an interest in this position should send their CV, contact information, statement of research interest, and the names of three references to Gabrielle Starr ( with cc to Denis Pelli ( and Ed Vessel ( Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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