The Human Brain and Behavior Laboratory (HBBL), Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position in Experimental and Computational Social Neuroscience.
The research program aims to advance our understanding of basic forms of real-time social behavior. This new NIMH-supported program employs a three-pronged approach that combines (1) experimental studies aimed at elucidating how neuromarkers are organized dynamically during the course of social interaction (2) the design and analysis of the Human Dynamic Clamp (reciprocal coupling between humans and mathematical models of a social partner) and (3) multiscale neurocomputational modeling of both structure and function.
The postdoctoral scientist will be highly motivated and able to work independently. He/she will also collaborate within an interdisciplinary team of researchers whose expertise spans Neuroscience, Psychology and Physics. The successful applicant will contribute to the design and conduct of neurobehavioral experiments and to theoretical modeling in which social interactions are treated as meaningfully coupled dynamical systems (Coordination Dynamics).
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. Experience or willingness to learn in one or more relevant domains will be considered an advantage:
- Theoretical modeling, dynamical systems
- Preparation and conduct of social, neurobehavioral and neurocognitive experiments
- Recording and analysis of brain activity and behavior (e.g. EEG, MEG, fMRI, etc)
- Digital signal processing and statistical analysis
- Programming (Matlab, C, visual basic),
- Excellent writing skills
The position will be for one year with a good possibility of extension depending on satisfactory progress. Salary will be commensurable with experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should send a CV and arrange for 3 reference letters via email to:
J. A. Scott Kelso & Emmanuelle Tognoli,
kelso at ccs.fau.edu, tognoli at ccs.fau.edu
HBBL, Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences,
Florida Atlantic University,
Boca Raton, FL