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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Model-based Cognitive Neuroscience at Vanderbilt


We eagerly seek postdoctoral fellows to join an ongoing NEI-funded collaboration between Thomas Palmeri, Jeffrey Schall, and Gordon Logan at Vanderbilt University using cognitive and neural models to understand visual cognition in humans and monkeys. Successful models predict details of observed behavior and are constrained by and predict neurophysiological, electrophysiological, or brain imaging data.


Research facilities include several high-end laboratory workstations, computerized behavioral testing stations, a web-based server infrastructure for online experiments, two eye trackers, a shared 10,000+ core CPU cluster and large-scale GPU cluster at Vanderbilt’s ACCRE, state-of-the art facilities for neurophysiology, electrophysiology, and brain imaging, as well as ample office and research space. Postdoctoral fellows will also take advantage of the collaborative environment, facilities, and support in the Department of Psychology and the Vanderbilt Vision Research Center. And as Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters said, “Everybody now thinks that Nashville is the coolest city in America”.

Candidates can hold a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, mathematics, engineering, or related disciplines. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in computer programming and statistical analyses. Some demonstrated experience with computational modeling is required. Some knowledge of vision science and neuroscience is desired but not required. Start date is negotiable, but preference will be given to candidates who can begin this fall or winter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they arrive. Salary will be based on the NIH postdoctoral scale.

Please forward to potential interested applicants.


Applicants should send a cover letter with a brief research statement, a current CV, and names and email addresses of three references to:
Thomas Palmeri
Department of Psychology
Vanderbilt Vision Research Center
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37240

Palmeri Lab

Tom Palmeri, PhD
: (615) 322-2874
2020-09-09 15:56:16

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