Thursday, March 13, 2014

[Comp-neuro] Postdoc: color neurophysiology, modeling and vision prosthesis, SUNY, New York City

A NIH-supported postdoctoral position is available immediately for studying the processing of color information in primate cortex, and applying optogentics to vision prosthesis. The projects is under the direction of Dr. Youping Xiao at State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center, New York, New York.

We employ a multidisciplinary approach, including optical imaging of intrinsic signal and voltage-sensitive dye, multi-channel single-unit recording, optogentics, neuroanatomy, advanced statistical analysis, and modeling. Our current research focuses on the population based representation of color or other information, functional connectivity between neurons, neural circuitry for color perception, and the development of cortical vision prosthesis using optogenetics.  For further information about the Xiao Lab see
The candidate should have a doctoral degree in any field of natural science or engineering with experience in working on electrophysiology, neural network, neuroimaging. A strong quantitative background and experience in programming (Matlab, C/C++, or Python) is preferred.
Interested individuals should send a statement of interests, CV, 2-3 letters of reference, PDFs of representative publications, and the expected date of availability to Dr. Xiao (
State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  


Youping Xiao, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue, MSC 58
Room BSB 6-30
Brooklyn, NY 11203
phone:  718-270-3900
fax:  718-270-2972

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