[pymvpa] Post-doc position in computational neuroscience of language

Brian Murphy brian.murphy at unitn.it
Thu Nov 4 11:25:46 UTC 2010

[this posting concerns decoding from neuroimaging data, so I hope it is appropriate for the list]

The CLIC laboratory of the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) of
the University of Trento announces the availability of:

* Post-doc position in computational neuroscience of language *

* Research environment *

The Language, Interaction and Computation lab (clic.cimec.unitn.it) is
a unit of the University of Trento's Center for Mind/Brain Sciences
(www.cimec.unitn.it) or CIMEC: an interdisciplinary center for the
research in brain and cognition including neuroscientists,
psychologists, (computational) linguists, computational
neuroscientists, and physicists. CLIC consists of researchers from the
Departments of Computer Science and Cognitive Science carrying out
research on a range of topics, including concept acquisition and
information extraction from very large multimodal corpora, combining
brain data and data from corpora to study cognition, and methods of
theoretical linguistics.

* Post-doc position in computational neuroscience of language *

A 2-year post-doctoral position in the computational neuroscience of
language with a focus on the organization of conceptual knowledge in
the brain will soon become available at CIMeC/CLIC.

The successful candidate will work as part of a larger project whose
objective is to combine empirical data of different types (corpus
co-occurrence patterns, elicitation experiments, neuroimaging data) to
arrive at a better understanding of the organization of conceptual
knowledge in the mind and brain. Your task will be to continue
on-going work which uses machine learning methods to extract
conceptual representations from recordings of neural activity (EEG,
MEG and fMRI).

The candidate should have strong technical knowledge of either computational linguistics or brain-decoding methods, and familiarity with theories of the lexicon. Programming skills are a must, and experience with neuroimaging techniques, experimental design (elicitation/behavioural) and signal processing would be a plus.

* How to apply *

For additional information please send an expression of interest (with
CV) to Brian Murphy (brian.murphy at unitn.it)

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