We are now accepting applications for MSc/PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows who want to join our labs in Fall 2023.
Applications should be submitted electronically as a single pdf file entitled Lastname_Firstname.pdf. The pdf must include:
- a CV (including any publications and conference presentations)
- a statement of research interest outlining your experience to date and your interest in future research, not exceeding 2 pages
- names and contact information for three academic referees
Please state clearly your targeted graduate program (see below). We especially encourage students interested in the Collaborative Specialization in Machine Learning for Health and Biomedical Sciences to apply.
- Neuroscience (Diedrichsen, Gribble, Pruszynski)
- Psychology (Gribble, Pruszynski)
- Computer Science (Diedrichsen)
- Statistics (Diedrichsen)
- Physiology & Pharmacology (Pruszynski)
Send your PDF to the one of us who you think might be most appropriate to act as your primary supervisor: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org. We strongly encourage students who want to work collaboratively between labs to apply. If you plan to do so, simply explain in your statement of research interest which labs would be involved.
The review of applications will begin December 5, 2022, and will continue until positions are filled.
Postdoctoral Fellow in control of sequential movements (Diedrichsen/Pruszynski)
We are seeking a postdoc with an interest in the behavioral, neural, and computational underpinnings of the control of sequential movements. Candidates must have a PhD in Neuroscience, Statistics, Computer Science, Psychology, Engineering, or related area, and a strong academic track record as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications. Experience with behavioral work in humans, magnetic resonance imaging, and/or computational modeling are desired. The successful candidate will join an ongoing collaboration with the lab, in which we investigate the neural mechanisms of motor planning during ongoing actions. Working in this strong inter-disciplinary team, which combines human behavioural experiments, neuroimaging, computational modeling, and electrophysiological multiunit recordings, will enable the candidate to develop their research program within an enthusiastic and supportive environment.
Graduate Student Research Projects
Diedrichsen lab: We are looking for students who are interested in studying the human cerebellum or the acqusition of skilled movements. Please see recent publications and ongoing research projects for more information. We also encourage students that are interested in developing statistical tools for the analysis of neurophysiological and neuroimaging data to apply.
Gribble lab: We are looking for graduate students interested in studying human motor learning and sensorimotor control using empirical and/or computational modeling approaches. Please see a list of current research themes and papers for more details.
Pruszynski lab: We are looking for graduate students investigating the neural control of reaching, grasping and object manipulation. One potential project will establish how marmoset first-order tactile neurons connect to mechanoreceptors in the hairless skin of the hand, how this changes over the life span, and how this relates to hand function. NHP, immunofluoresence imaging, and/or neuronal reconstruction experience would be helpful. Other potential projects examine stretch reflex circuits and their modulation both in humans and NHPs.