The Barnard Vision Lab (led by Dr. Alex White) is seeking a passionate and dedicated postdoctoral scholar to research how written text is processed by the visual system. The successful candidate will work on an NIH-funded project about processing capacity limits that affect reading. Key questions include: how much written information can the brain process in parallel? What are the key brain areas that transmit information from the visual system to the language system? How are those brain areas modulated by attention? See this website for the prior publications that motivate our next round of studies: http://alexlwhite.com/publications.
We are most interested in a postdoctoral scholar who will take the lead on fMRI studies that are central to the NIH project. Our studies also involve psychophysics, eye-tracking, and computational modeling.
Our lab is in the Department of Neuroscience & Behavior at Barnard College, a premier liberal arts college in Manhattan affiliated with Columbia University. Neuroimaging facilities are available at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, just a few blocks uptown.
This is a full-time position. Support is available for 1 year, with the possibility of extension. The start date is flexible, ideally in the summer of 2021. We encourage applicants who identify with demographic groups that are underrepresented in science and academia.
Please submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your research and career goals, and how those build off of your previous training. Please also include the names and contact information for three professional references.
Required Qualification Summary:
Required qualifications - PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or related field - Strong computer programming skills and training in statistics - Familiarity with functional MRI data analysis - Ability to organize complex data sets and write clearly - Excellent publication record
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