The Research Assistant will work on a cutting-edge interdisciplinary neuroscience project on the foundations of cognition: the neural basis of compositionality, or the ability to generalize from a small set of rules to a large set of complex behaviors, which is currently unknown. The Laboratory has developed a new experimental paradigm to discover these neural mechanisms. This paradigm combines a new behavioral task, large-scale neural recordings, and computational modeling. The project involves close collaborations with two leading computational labs, one on computational neuroscience at NYU, and another on artificial intelligence at MIT. The Research Assistant will assist in developing cutting-edge skills at the intersection of neuroscience, computational cognitive science, and artificial intelligence and will be in a great position to enter and succeed in an excellent graduate program in any of these fields.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in molecular biology and neuroscience preferred. Basic knowledge of programming (e.g., MATLAB, Python) necessary. Must have experience with experimental design, data analysis, and statistics. Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills required. Must have a strong work ethic, presentation skills, and be detail-oriented and highly motivated. Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
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