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Postdoc Position - UCSF

The Speech Neuroscience Research Group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is seeking
two postdoctoral-fellows interested in understanding the organization of human speech processing and
the neural basis of speech motor control.

UCSF is a world-class research institution with a wide array of scanner facilities that includes MRI
(both 3T and 7T systems) as well as a 275-channel whole-head MEG/EEG scanner. There is also
a large and rapidly expanding program of research using high-density invasive electrocorticography
(ECoG) recordings from neurosurgical patients.

Two postdoctoral positions are open in the labs of Professors Edward Chang and John Houde.
Professor Chang’s lab focuses on the basic neural representations of acoustic, phonetic, and lexical
information in human cortex. Professor Houde’s lab investigates the neural basis of speech motor
control. The research focus of the lab is investigating the neural basis of feedback processing in
speech production, but other ongoing projects in the lab include studies of sequential speech
production, spasmodic dysphonia and stuttering. Major experimental methods include invasive
electrocorticography (ECoG), MEG source analysis, time-frequency analysis and simultaneous EEG-fMRI.

The positions are for two years and offer a competitive salary funded by the NIH and NSF. Ideal
applicants will have experience with programming (especially in the Matlab environment), and
have strong backgrounds in time series analysis, signal processing, control theory, phonetics,
and cognitive neuroscience.

To apply, please submit a curriculum vita, cover letter, two references, and representative
publications to Professors Edward Chang (changed@neurosurg.ucsf.edu) and John Houde (houde@phy.ucsf.edu).