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Postdoctoral Positions

We are recruiting postdoctoral researchers with interests in the following two areas:

  • Processing Timescales: How do our brains combine patterns of information over time? How do we detect and learn sequential structure? How are different timescales of information processing related within the cortical hierarchy? We are working on both empirical and computational projects in this area.

  • Brain Networks: How are large-scale brain networks measured at the centimeter scale related to circuit-level interactions at the sub-millimeter scale? To address this question we are combining data from experiments conducted by a team of neuroscientists. Projects in this area will model and inter-relate data from fMRI, EEG and ECoG recordings in humans, as well as single unit and LFP recordings in non-human primates.

Johns Hopkins is home to a large and vibrant community of neuroscience researchers, and features strong connections between psychology, systems and cognitive neuroscience, biomedical engineering and computer science. Postdoctoral fellows will have access to a top-notch neuroimaging center, including 3T and 7T scanners; new TMS and EEG facilities are housed in the PBS department; human intracranial experiments are possible via clinical collaborators.

The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

Timing: The start date for these positions is flexible. Funding is available for at least three years. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the opportunity for renewal.

Qualifications : Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, physics, mathematics, computer science) and a record of published work related to the areas of interest in the Honey Lab. Programming skills in Matlab, Python or an equivalent are required.

Application Instructions: Email chris.honey@jhu.edu with a compact summary of your area of interest, previous accomplishments, and future plans. Please also include a current CV, an example publication, and contact information for three references.

Lab Manager Positions

We are recruiting a lab manager who would be responsible for coordinating, managing, and implementing the research activities of the lab.

Role: The Lab Manager performs data analysis; runs participants in behavioral and fMRI experiments; maintains records of research participants; assists lab members with data collection, analysis, and technical troubleshooting; manages general administration of the lab.

Timing: A start date in the range of March to September 2017 is preferred.

Qualifications: Strong programming skills (MATLAB, Python or equivalent); bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, or a related field.

Application Instructions: Email chris.honey@jhu.edu with a compact summary of your research background and future plans. Please also include a current CV and contact information for two references.

Graduate Positions

Admission to the graduate program is administered through the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. Applications are accepted annually with a deadline in December and recruitment decisions are typically made by March. Interested candidates are welcome to notify us of their intention to apply.

Undergraduate Positions

Undergraduates interested in gaining research experience may apply at any time for volunteer research assistant (RA) positions. Roles in the lab depend on skills and experience, but may include: participant recruitment, running behavioural and neuroimaging experiments, performing literature searches, presenting in lab meetings, and analyzing data. If you are interested, please send us:

  • your CV, emphasizing research experience and technical skills
  • a brief statement of why you are interested
  • your academic transcript (a screenshot is fine)
  • your weekly availability

In general, undergraduate RAs are expected to contribute at least 6 hours per week to the lab, and preference will be given to applicants who intend to develop research skills over a longer period.