Postdoctoral Scholar - Learning and Decision Neuroscience Lab
Dr. Mimi Liljeholm, PI of the Learning and Decision Neuroscience (LDN) Lab in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar interested in studying the neural and computational bases of predictive learning and decision-making. Specific areas of research include goal-directed vs. habitual control, reinforcement learning, motor learning, agency and reasoning. The postdoctoral scholar will contribute to the design and implementation of behavioral and neuroimaging experiments, computational cognitive models, AI development, and model-based statistical analyses.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
A Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience or Computer Science
Demonstrable interest in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience or Artificial Intelligence
Demonstrable proficiency in one or more programming languages (e.g., Python)
Experience with computational cognitive modeling, artificial intelligence or functional MRI (data acquisition and statistical analyses).
Good problem-solving skills and ability to conduct independent research
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Qualified candidates should submit
An introductory cover letter
A brief statement of research interests and future goals
CV detailing educational background, publications, and funding
List of any manuscripts in preparation or currently under review
Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement
Names of 3 references that can provide letters of recommendation upon request
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