Postdoc and Graduate Students (Master’s and/or Ph.D. levels) Positions at the Intersection of AI and Neuroscience

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Job Title Postdoc and Graduate Students (Master’s and/or Ph.D. levels) Positions at the Intersection of AI and Neuroscience
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We are looking for postdocs and graduate students (Master’s and/or Ph.D. levels) to use inspirations from neuroscience to make better AI and, conversely, apply AI to better understand brain function and behavior. Projects will be related to our recent work:

Neurons learn by predicting future activity. Nature Machine Intelligence 2022
https://www.nature.com/articles/s42256-021-00430-y

Predictive neuronal adaptation as a basis for consciousness. Front in Sys Neurosci 2022 https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnsys.2021.767461/full

Miniaturized head-mounted microscope for whole-cortex mesoscale imaging in freely behaving mice. Nature Methods 2021 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41592-021-01104-8

A Matlab-based toolbox for characterizing behavior of rodents engaged in string-pulling. Elife 2020
https://elifesciences.org/articles/54540

Challenges of a small world analysis for the continuous monitoring of behavior in mice. Neuroscience and Behavioral Reviews 2022 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763422001105

Data-driven analyses of motor impairments in animal models of neurological disorders. PLoS Biology 2019
https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3000516

The project is a collaborative effort between the research groups of Majid Mohajerani (http://lethbridgebraindynamics.com/majid-mohajerani/) and Artur Luczak (http://lethbridgebraindynamics.com/artur-luczak/). Successful candidates will join the highly collaborative and interdisciplinary Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience and Brain Dynamics group.

We are located close to the Rocky Mountains, Lethbridge has the largest number of sunny days in Canada, and it is the most affordable city for young people in Canada (https://dailyhive.com/calgary/alberta-city-most-affordable-young-people).

The applications review will start on Aug 15th till the positions are filled. Interested applicants must email Dr. Mohajerani (mohajerani@uleth.ca) and Dr. Luczak (luczak@uleth.ca) and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information of three references.
Faculty Faculty of Arts & Science
Campus Lethbridge
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Open Date 07/26/2022
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested applicants must email Dr. Mohajerani (mohajerani@uleth.ca) and Dr. Luczak (luczak@uleth.ca) and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information of three references.
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The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at human.resources@uleth.ca so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Statement of Teaching/Research Interests
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