Postdoctoral positions available in computational perception

University of Pennsylvania, CPC Laboratory
Philadelphia, United States
Expires: Open until filled
Posted: October 14, 2009
Computational neuroscience
Post doc
Alan Stocker
39.952335 -75.163789
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Job Description

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Computational
Perception and Cognition Laboratory of Alan Stocker at the University
of Pennsylvania. Current research projects in the laboratory are
focused on understanding the role of adaptation in perception,
modeling sequential decision making during perceptual tasks, and
deriving neural decoding models that link neural population responses
to perceptual behavior. Further information about the laboratory can
be found at:

Candidates must have a PhD degree at the time they will start the
positions. Analytical and programming skills are an advantage and the
ideal candidate is interested in performing both experimental and
theoretical/analytical work. More important than a specific
background, however, is a strong curiosity about how and why the
nervous system solves perceptual problems the way it does.

Each position is funded for up to two years, with the possibility for
an extension. The newly renovated laboratory offers state-of-the-art
equipment and working conditions. The laboratory is embedded in
UPenn's engineering and neuroscience communities, and thus there are
ample opportunities for collaborative work. UPenn is among the top
tier of universities world-wide and boasts a large concentration of
high-quality research on perception, cognition and the brain.

Additional information

Apply for job

Candidates should send their applications (including a brief letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references), or requests for additional information, to Alan Stocker ( He will be available to meet with potential candidates at the upcoming SfN meeting in Chicago (17-21st of October).


Alan Stocker
Email: astocker at
Phone: +1 (215) 573-9341