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Interested applicants should email their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, and contact information for 2-3 references to Drs. David Brang ( and Zhongming Liu (

Job Summary

We are seeking a full-time post-doctoral research fellow to study computational and neuroscientific models of perception and cognition. The research fellow will be jointly supervised by Dr. David Brang ( and Zhongming Liu ( The goal of this collaboration is to build computational models of cognitive and perceptual processes using data combined from electrocorticography (ECoG) and fMRI.

The successful applicant will also have freedom to conduct additional research based on their interests, using a variety of methods -- ECoG, fMRI, DTI, lesion mapping, and EEG. The ideal start date is from spring to fall 2021 and the position is expected to last for at least two years, with the possibility of extension for subsequent years. 

Required Qualifications*

  • A Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, or a related field

  • Experience analyzing neurophysiological signals (EEG, ECoG, MEG, or neurophysiological recordings in animals)

  • Computational skills (e.g., machine learning or other advanced oscillatory analyses)

  • Demonstrated programming skills

  • Publication record, written communication abilities, and interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience processing resting state or task fMRI data

  • Prior research in characterizing brain networks

  • Ability to help create fMRI and ECoG visualization tools

Additional Information

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Application Deadline

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