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pgribble20
09-07-2010, 02:12 AM
Postdoctoral positions are available in the Motor Control Lab (
http://gribblelab.org) at the Centre for Brain and Mind (
http://www.uwo.ca/its/brain/) at the University of Western Ontario in
London,Ontario, Canada. The goal of our research is to understand how the
brain controls voluntary movement, and how motor learning is achieved.
Empirical studies using human subjects and theoretical studies using
computational models and numerical simulations are carried out to test
hypotheses about how the brain controls movement. A list of recent
publications can be found at http://gribblelab.org/publications/ and a list
of research topics can be found at http://gribblelab.org/research/

Candidates must have a strong analytical background and a demonstrated
interest in sensory-motor control. They should have completed (or be near to
completing) a PhD or equivalent in neuroscience, cognitive science,
computational neuroscience, computational cognitive science, psychology,
physiology, physics, mathematics, computer science, machine learning or a
related field. Preference will be given to candidates with sufficient
programming skills to develop and implement numerical simulations (eg. in C,
Python, R or Matlab).

Canadians and foreign citizens may apply. Some funds are available to
support applicants however applicants are encouraged to apply for their own
funding as well, through programs offered in their home countries, or from
one of the major funding agencies in Canada (e.g. CIHR, NSERC). Particularly
strong eligible applicants may be supported through the new Banting
Postdoctoral Fellowship program offered by the Government of Canada. (
http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.html)

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships. Canada is building world-class research
capacity by recruiting top-tier postdoctoral researchers at an
internationally competitive level of funding and positioning them for
success as the research leaders of tomorrow. These prestigious two-year
fellowships worth $70,000 (CAD) per year, are open to both Canadian and
international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD-equivalent
or health professional degree.