The Ferrera lab in the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University has openings for postdoctoral scientists.
Areas of interest include:
Neurophysiological basis and computational modeling of inferential learning Functional mapping of visual pathways using neurophysiology and fMRI Focused ultrasound for drug delivery and brain stimulation
Recent Lab Publications:
Tanner N, Jensen G, Ferrera VP, Terrace HS. Inferential Learning of Serial Order of Perceptual Categories by Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta). J Neurosci. 2017 Jun 28;37(26):6268-6276.
Jensen G, Alkan Y, Muñoz F, Ferrera VP, Terrace HS. Transitive inference in humans (Homo sapiens) and rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) after massed training of the last two list items. J Comp Psychol. 2017 Aug;131(3):231-245.
Patel GH, Yang D, Jamerson EC, Snyder LH, Corbetta M, Ferrera VP. Functional evolution of new and expanded attention networks in humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2015 Jul 28;112(30):9454-9.
Downs ME, Teichert T, Buch A, Karakatsani ME, Sierra C, Chen S, Konofagou EE, Ferrera VP. Toward a Cognitive Neural Prosthesis Using Focused Ultrasound. Front Neurosci. 2017 Nov 15;11:607.
Situated in the heart of Manhattan, the Zuckerman Institute houses sixty laboratories employing a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches to transform our understanding of the mind and brain. In this highly collaborative environment, labs work together to gain critical insights by exploring how the brain develops, performs, endures and recovers from trauma or disease.
Core resources that are available include MRI facility with research-dedicated 3.0T (Siemens) and 9.4T (Bruker) scanners. Research Computing core. Virology core. Cellular imaging core. Instrumentation (machine & electronics) shop.
We are looking for outstanding scientists who have a strong background in neuroscience, psychology, or biomedical engineering, and are highly motivated. Candidates should have a record of publication in internationally recognized journals. Experience in neurophysiology, psychophysics or functional imaging is highly desirable. Computer programming expertise (preferably Matlab, Python, or C/C++) is essential.
If you’re interested in joining our lab, please send your CV with a brief description of your current research and interests, as well as contact information for 2-3 references, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Columbia values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
PhD degree, strong background in neuroscience, psychology, or biomedical engineering, and are highly motivated. Candidates should have a record of publication in internationally recognized journals. Experience in neurophysiology, psychophysics or functional imaging is highly desirable. Computer programming expertise (preferably Matlab, Python, or C/C++) is essential.