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Postdoctoral position in theoretical neuroscience/computational psychiatry

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the dynamics of
neural ensembles and their variation in health and disease. The postdoc
will be supervised by Dr. Audrey Sederberg and Dr. David Redish as a part
of the computational core of the new NIMH-funded Conte Center at the
University of Minnesota, a multi-lab collaboration to determine the
mechanisms of information processing breakdown in psychosis and ultimately
develop optimized treatments for people suffering from this disorder. More
information on the Conte Center at UMN is available at

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for modeling the dynamics of
ensembles of neurons using data that are being recorded across multiple
species, including rodents and non-human primates, during complex
decision-making tasks. The patterns of errors in these tasks vary with
disease status, and the overarching goal is to use this modeling framework
to determine the dynamical basis of failures in information processing in
local circuits. A secondary goal is to determine the extent to which
different failure modes could be detected based on non-invasive
measurements in humans (e.g. EEG, MEG, fMRI).

The postdoc will be primarily in Dr. Sederberg’s group, which is affiliated
with the Medical Discovery Team (MDT) for Optical Imaging and Brain
Science, housed in the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research. A fraction
of the postdoc???s time will be reserved for projects of their choice, with
many opportunities for collaboration in the MDT and elsewhere throughout
the neuroscience and computational communities at the University of

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field, with a
strong quantitative background. Coding skills are required (MATLAB or
python) and experience with statistical models of populations of neurons is
desired. Salary will be commensurate with experience, within the
postdoctoral salary range of the University of Minnesota. The position is
initially for one year, but funding is available for multiple years upon
mutual agreement. To apply, please send:

· your CV,

· a link to the paper you wrote that you are most proud of,

· a cover letter including a short paragraph (300 words or less)
describing your research interests, and

· the names of two people we can contact for references.

The University is an equal-opportunity employer. Candidates from all
backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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postdoc in comp psychiatry @ University of Minnesota with Sederberg/Redish labs