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Computation and Neuroscience Research Assistant Opportunity at Yale University

There is a computation and neuroscience research assistant position available in my laboratory for 1-2 years beginning this summer.  This position would be appropriate for a student (taking a year off) or recent graduate who wishes to spend at least 1 year doing full time research before pursuing a career or graduate studies in computation and neuroscience related fields (Computer Science, Neurobiology, MD/PhD, etc.).

My research is on loss of consciousness during epileptic seizures, and on what this may teach us about normal brain mechanisms of consciousness (see also http://www.yale.edu/blumenfeldlab/).  Ongoing projects include functional neuroimaging with simultaneous EEG and behavioral testing in patients with epilepsy.  In addition, we perform in vivo electrophysiology and fMRI recordings from animal models of epilepsy to investigate cortical and subcortical network interactions.  This position involves participating in a multi-disciplinary team, working on improving computational methods for localizing and treating epileptic seizures.  Research or work experience in computer programming especially with MATLAB and mathematics is essential; experience in neuroscience or equivalent advanced coursework in these fields is also highly desirable.

Ample opportunities will also be available for exposure to clinical Neurology,

Neurosurgery, and related fields depending on the student’s interests.  Mentoring will be

provided on how to pursue a career in computer science and neuroscience research, or on how to combine basic research and clinical work through a career in academia.

Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference via email to:  hal.blumenfeld@yale.edu

Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology, Neurosurgery
Director, Yale Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC)


Yale University School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT  06520-8018