Opening for postdoctoral research fellow

April 11, 2016

We are looking for a highly creative and motivated postdoctoral fellow to work in the field of computational and systems neuroscience in the Drugowitsch Lab, located within the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. The group works on questions of decision-making and navigation under uncertainty, ranging from the level of neural populations to that of behavior, and the candidate is expected to perform research related to these topics. Close interaction and collaboration with other members of the department is anticipated.

Candidates should have a strong analytical background, such as in computational neuroscience, physics, mathematics, engineering, or related, and feature an interest in the role of computation in neural populations and in theoretical neuroscience in general. Experience or familiarity with related machine-learning fields is also desirable. Previous experience should include sufficient programming skills to run numerical simulations, Bayesian methods, and expertise in the analysis of dynamical systems.

The start of the position is flexible, and is funded for several years, with an initial one-year appointment and expectation of extension given satisfactory performance. Salary depends on experience and is at levels above the NIH scale.

Candidates should send a single pdf file, consisting of a 1-page motivation letter, CV, and publication list to Furthermore, candidates should organize two letters of reference, to be sent to the same e-mail address. The position is open until filled.