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Research Assistant Positions
Laboratory of Neural Dynamics of Visual Perception and Cognition
International Center for Primate Brain Research (ICPBR), Shanghai, China
The ICPBR, co-directed by Prof. Mu-Ming Poo and Prof. Nikos K. Logothetis, affiliated with the Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology (CEBSIT, http://english.cebsit.cas.cn/), the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai is a newly established international research facility for conducting highest-level primate brain research.
Here, Dr. Vishal Kapoor leads the Laboratory of Neural Dynamics of Visual Perception and Cognition (http://english.cebsit.cas.cn/lab/VishalKapoor/research/). The lab, established in late 2021, aims to combine psychophysical paradigms and behavior with state-of-the-art electrophysiological and computational approaches to study the neural basis of conscious visual perception and disambiguate these neural processes from those underlying cognition. The projects in the lab employ techniques, ranging from multi-regional, multi-electrode array recordings in non-human primates to eye tracking, behavioral monitoring and EEG in humans. The lab is looking for research assistants to assist with these projects.
1. Experimental Research Assistant
The selected candidate will assist in behavioral training of non-human primates, preparation of experimental setups including pre- and post-experimental animal care, building electrodes, scheduling of psychophysical experiments and data collection from human subjects. The candidate should hold a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Psychology, Neuroscience, or related fields. Experience in animal handling, care and training is desirable.
2. Computer Science Research Assistant (Hardware/Software)
Projects in the lab employ computational equipment for data collection, management and analysis. The successful candidate is expected to assist with the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers including installation and interfacing across experimental devices for data acquisition and storage management. Additionally, the successful candidate shall assist with programming and scripting (Matlab/Python/R/C/C++) for experimental control, data acquisition, preprocessing, and statistical analysis. Candidates should hold a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information technology, engineering or related disciplines. Experience in working with real time operating systems (e.g. QNX) is a plus.
In addition, the candidates must have good oral and written English skills, a team spirit as well as the ability to work independently, and importantly strong motivation and enthusiasm to conduct high-level neuroscience research. Being a research assistant in the lab provides an opportunity for career development, while working in an international research environment. The institute provides a highly interdisciplinary, international, inclusive, and supportive work environment for performing exciting cutting-edge research where candidates will receive abundant opportunity for scientific discourse.
For further information or to apply (submit CV and related documents), please contact the lab manager Li Xiaoxuan ([email protected]) and [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and until the positions are filled.