A postdoctoral position is available starting June 1, 2008, for research on computational models of the neural basis of higher level cognitive function,
working in collaboration with Randall O’Reilly (CU Boulder), John Anderson and Christian Lebiere (CMU).

Funding is available to explore how the prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia can support higher levels of cognitive function (“executive control”), leveraging the convergent approaches of the ACT-R computational modeling framework on the more abstract and computationally powerful end of the spectrum, and more biologically-detailed models using the Leabra modeling framework. The ideal candidate would have familiarity with these computational modeling frameworks, and expertise in one of them, as well as knowledge of the relevant cognitive neuroscience literature on executive function in the prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia. The primary research will be computational, so extensive computational modeling expertise is required, as is a PhD in a relevant discipline.
Interested individuals should send a curriculum vitae, representative publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of reference via email to Randy.OReilly@colorado.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, continuing until the position is filled. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, background investigations are conducted for all final applicants being considered for employment. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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