The Nelson Neurophysiology Lab at UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow with an interest in human intracranial neurophysiology and/or language processing in the brain. Research in the lab focuses on uncovering the neural basis of linguistic syntactic structure-building and semantic representation, studying processes including but not limited to sentence comprehension and word comprehension. The successful candidate will conduct research involving stimulating and recording intracranially from human patients performing language tasks. See an example of the framework for this ongoing research here: https://www.pnas.org/content/114/18/E3669.short, and see the lab website for more information: https://nelsonneurolab.org.
Patient populations studied will include adult and pediatric epilepsy patients, adults undergoing an awake tumor resection, and Deep Brain Stimulation patients. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to complement their research with related noninvasive experiments (including TMS, MEG, EEG, and lesion-symptom mapping).
The position requires a PhD in a field relevant to quantitative cognitive neuroscience and neurolinguistics research, including neuroscience, psychology, engineering or linguistics with an interest in neuroscience. Good programming ability (Matlab, R or Python) is required. Research experience with neurophysiology in animals or humans, TMS, MEG, EEG, eyetracking or other behavioral studies is highly desirable. Experience or interest with computational neuroscience and/or linguistics is also desirable.
UAB Hospital is a major center for clinical and basic science research. UAB is ranked among the top 8 public universities in NIH funding. U.S. News & World Report 2020 ranked 14 of UAB’s graduate programs among the nation’s top 25 for research funding and for the second consecutive year, UAB has been named the #1 young university in the United States by Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Interested applicants can send a CV and a brief statement of interest, as well as contact information for 2-3 references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The position is open until filled.