Postdoctoral Fellowship: Computational modeling and psychophysics of auditory streaming.
Center for Neural Science, New York University
Funding is anticipated for a postdoctoral position to study the dynamics of auditory perceptual phenomena related to perceptual grouping/streaming that may also include bistability, pitch perception, or sound localization. The focus will be on computational modeling from a neuromechanistic framework, likely with firing-rate descriptions but not ruling out idealized cell-based biophysical modeling. The postdoc will have opportunities for doing psychophysical experiments (human subjects). A candidate is expected to have computational background (computing, simulating differential equations, statistical analysis) and some prior exposure to neuroscience and the auditory system. Ongoing research in the working group includes a diversity of projects, primarily auditory, primarily computational from cellular to system-level modeling, as well as some in vitro electrophysiology; collaborations with other labs at NYU and elsewhere is common. The Center for Neural Science at NYU is located in Greenwich Village, and offers modern laboratory facilities, a stimulating research environment, depth in computational neuroscience and close ties with the Courant Institute.
Send your CV, statement of research interests, and names of three references to John Rinzel,
Center for Neural Science, 4 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003.