Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Gold Lab

psychophysics, physiology, pupillometry, modeling graphics

Gold Lab Positions

Updated October 18, 2022: The Gold Lab is currently hiring!

We have several openings for postdoctoral positions, via three funded projects:

1) A project on adaptive decision rules directed jointly by Joshua Gold and Long Ding at the University of Pennsylvania, Krešimir Josić at the University of Houston, and Zachary Kilpatrick at the University of Colorado at Boulder as part of our joint Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) grant, “Adaptive Decision Rules in Dynamic Environments.”

2) A project on how interactions between the locus coeruleus (LC) - norepinephrine (NE) neuromodulatory system and the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) support the adaptive use of working memory in decision-making. This work is funded by a BRAIN Initiative R01, "Locus coeruelus-prefrontal interactions for flexible decision-making."

3) A project on how interactions between the LC-NE system and the anterior cingulate cortex support the adaptive use of feedback in decision-making. This work is funded by an NIMH R01, "LC-ACC interactions supporting adaptive, feedback-driven decisions."

All three projects involve a combination of experimental and computational approaches, including psychophysics and pupillometry in humans; psychophysics, pupillometry, and neurophysiology in non-human primates; theory-driven, quantitative data analyses; and development of stochastic and probabilistic models of decision-making. We therefore are looking for postdocs with experience in any or all of these approaches.

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer with strong support for postdocs, via Penn’s Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs office. The Gold Lab values diversity in all forms and strives to promote a healthy, inclusive working environment.
Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to Joshua Gold ( Informal inquiries are also welcome.