Brain-behavior forecasting: Neural antecedents of spontaneous self-initiated movement and the forecasting of behavior based on brain activity
Interdisciplinary post-doctoral position in cognitive neuroscience
Starting date: Fall 2017 (or Spring 2018 latest)
Duration: 2 years (renewable for one additional year)
The French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the Cognitive Neuroimaging Group, at the NeuroSpin Research Center near Paris, France, as part of the research team of Dr. Aaron Schurger. The Schurger lab focuses on understanding how decisions are made and actions initiated spontaneously, without an external sensory cue, and how time series of neural activity (now) can be used to forecast behavior (seconds or minutes from now). We pursue this research using a combination of behavioral experiments, neuroimaging, computational modeling, time-series analyses, and machine learning techniques.
We are particularly interested in attracting applicants from meteorology, macroeconomics, machine learning, statistics and other disciplines that involve a mastery of time series analysis, statistical learning, forecasting, and/or forecast verification. Applicants should have a obtained a PhD in a relevant discipline prior to the starting date.
Essential skills (strong):
computer programming (MatLab, Python, C, C++),
Must have skills in two or more of the following areas:
computational, mathematical, and/or neural network modeling,
statistical learning / machine learning / mutivariate pattern classification,
time series analysis,
dynamical systems theory,
forecasting / forecast verification