The Insanally Lab seeks a full-time laboratory technician for a computational modeling study. We study neural circuits that support flexible behavior. Specifically, we investigate how the brain constructs flexible neuronal representations during adaptive behaviors, how these behaviors are gated during auditory learning, and how the population dynamics underlying these behaviors is disrupted in hearing disorders. We seek a self-driven individual with excellent programming skills to help develop computational models to explore neural dynamics in large-scale recurrent networks.
Bachelor's in biology, neuroscience, or related field. Neuroscience and or computer science major strongly preferred, but not required. Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience, and experience in any of the following areas: computational modeling, neural decoding, statistical models.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: Less than 1 year experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range: $20,904.00 - $32,760.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: Yes
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20004984
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