Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Neuroscience

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of the Liberal Arts


The laboratory of Brad Wyble at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The key aim of our research is to understand the neural mechanisms of visual attention that extract meaningful representations from visual input. The lab’s multi-disciplinary approach is centered on computational neuroscience, with models informed by experiments involving psychophysics, EEG, virtual reality and eye tracking. The ideal applicant will have a PhD in psychology, computer science, or a related field, a background that includes significant computer programming experience, a record of publications, and an interest in understanding the foundational mechanisms linking vision and attention to memory. We are looking for a postdoc interested in conducting research that involves a tight coupling of neural decoding and computational models of neural function related to these areas. Applicants can read more about the lab’s ongoing research at The position is funded for two years, with a possible extension to three years. Salary and benefits follow NSF/NIH guidelines. Applicants should submit an application online, and should include as attachments a CV, several reprints, and a 1-2 page statement of research interests. This statement should describe the candidate`s goals for research and training during a postdoctoral position, including previous experience. Applicants should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent separately to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088