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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Systems Neuroscience

The intramural program of the National Eye Institute invites applications for a position as a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Section on Perception, Cognition and Action supervised by Bevil Conway, part of the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research (LSR). The position is funded for up to five years, pending annual review.

You would work with other members of the team to plan, conduct, and disseminate original neurophysiological, neuroanatomical, and behavioral research on the nervous system, especially on projects related to vision. Depending on your interests, you could work on several different projects, and would be encouraged to develop independent projects, related to how retinal signals are transformed through the visual system into perceptions and thoughts that drive behavior. Historically, a lot of the work in the lab has leveraged color as a model system, exploiting a range of techniques including fMRI in humans and NHPs, psychophysics, modeling, micro-electrode recording in NHPs, and causal manipulations.

The LSR and the Conway Lab aim to foster a highly collaborative, supportive, international, and engaged atmosphere for creative neuroscientific research. The NIH boasts exceptional resources for cutting-edge research, and the LSR ( has a track record of outstanding scientific accomplishments that leverage these resources.

The successful candidate will receive a stipend commensurate with experience based on the NIH standard.

You should have a PhD or MD degree, with training in biology, neuroscience, computer science, psychology, machine vision, cognitive science, or related fields, and success in original research. Candidates should have expertise in at least two of the following areas: neural recording; analysis of neurophysiological data; functional MRI; computational modeling; color science (colorimetry, image analysis); psychophysics; computer programming (Matlab, Java script, Java, UNIX, python); or animal behavior. We also seek candidates with outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication abilities, experience with mentoring, and who are committed to a healthy diverse research environment.

Equal Opportunity Employment:
Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. We welcome applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

To Apply:
Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a description of relevant experience (all in a single file, pdf format), and arrange for 2-3 letters of recommendation to be sent to Informal inquires are welcome. Applications submitted before November 15th 2022 will be given full consideration; applications will be considered until the position is filled. The start date is somewhat flexible.

Last updated: August 31, 2022