Friday, October 28, 2016

Post doc opportunity: modeling speech production--Hickok and Neftci labs at UC Irvine


POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR – Sensorimotor Integration and Sensorimotor Learning for Speech Production (Professors G. Hickok and E. Neftci)
A Postdoctoral Scholar position in the areas of sensorimotor integration and sensorimotor learning for speech production is available in the Auditory & Language Neuroscience Lab (PI Greg Hickok; and the Neuromorphic Machine Intelligence Lab (PI Emre Neftci; in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.
Description of Duties: The research involves developing neurally feasible computational models of speech production that is integrated with and informed by ongoing work on speech production using a wide range of methods including functional imaging, lesion, and intracranial electrocorticography (ECoG) and stimulation mapping.
Salary and benefits: This position is full-time and includes benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. (by the start of the appointment) in Cognitive Sciences, Physics, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or Engineering, and must have expertise in computational neuroscience and/or machine learning. The position is anticipated to begin in late 2016 or early 2017 for one year with an additional one-year reappointment possible contingent upon satisfactory performance and productivity.
We seek a candidate with excellent verbal and written communication skills who is strongly motivated and has substantial computer programming experience – the labs rely heavily on MATLAB, R, Psyscope/Psychtoolbox and Python. Working knowledge of artificial and spiking neural networks is a plus.
Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (describing their research experiences, interests, and goals,), a CV, and the names and contact information of three references at:
For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Greg Hickok ( or Dr. Emre Neftci (

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