Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Geffen Laboratory of
Auditory Coding

Positions

BRAIN INITIATIVE POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA:
We have an opening for two postdocs to work on an exciting collaboration between the Geffen, Cohen and Kording laboratories on identifying the circuits for bias in sensory categorization under uncertainty sponsored by the NIH BRAIN initiative.  We are looking for an experimentalist and a theoretician/computational scientist, with a background in neuroscience/physics/network science, who has recently completed (or is about to complete) a Ph.D. This would be an amazing opportunity to expand the candidate's systems neuroscience experimental skills, including two-photon imaging of population neuronal activity in behaving mice, as well as computational skills, including Bayesian and generalized linear model approaches to behavior and neuronal analysis. We will work closely with the postdoc to develop the project and train in all aspects of scientific research, writing, and grantsmanship. We bring together complementary expertise to this project: circuit mapping in auditory processing (Maria Geffen), the function of auditory and prefrontal cortical areas in auditory cognition (Yale Cohen), Bayesian computation and machine learning (Konrad Kording). Our labs form a close community of fun-loving scientists, striving to help each other while exploring the mysteries of the brain. Our trainees have won numerous awards and have been awarded government and private foundation grants.

To apply, please email Dr. Maria Geffen at mgeffen@pennmedicine.upenn.edu: a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position, your CV, two reference names/emails, and pdf(s) of your publication(s).

Postdoctoral Positions: We have multiple postdoctoral positions open in auditory systems neuroscience, for an experimentalist or a theoretician, with the broad goal of understanding the neuronal circuits for auditory perception and memory. Dr. Geffen works closely with our postdocs to develop their project, which can be part of ongoing efforts in the lab or a novel project of their design. The project can also be part of collaborations with Dr. Vijay BalasubramanianDr. Eleni Katifori, and Dr. Danielle Bassett. Our lab is a close community of fun-loving scientists, striving to help each other while exploring the mysteries of the brain. Our trainees have won numerous awards and have been awarded government and private foundation grants.

To apply, please email Dr. Geffen at mgeffen at pennmedicine dot upenn dot edu: a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position, your CV, two reference names/emails, and pdf of your publications

Graduate Rotation Student: The Geffen lab is accepting graduate students for rotations.