Faculty positions, requests and offers for consulting, postdoctoral openings, etc.


Postby ted » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:20 am

The following announcement just appeared on the Connectionists mailing list:

The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization in McLean VA
(, has several opportunities to work with
forward-looking government sponsors seeking to apply the mechanisms and
principles of biological intelligence to longstanding problems of
national importance.

Job Title:

Key Functions include:
-- Assist Government Program Managers in developing and managing
research programs that exploit our growing understanding of the
neurobiological basis of intelligent behavior.
-- Monitor and assess the technical state-of-the-art in cognitive and
computational neuroscience, and identify opportunities for applying
emerging insights from neuroscience research towards problems in the
domains of: artificial intelligence, automated perception, robotics,
human performance, human-computer interaction, biotechnology and
-- Perform original research as necessary to answer specific questions
or to provide a proof of concept.
-- Prepare technical presentations, reports and tutorials as necessary
to communicate progress and findings to colleagues and government

Desired Education / Experience:
PhD in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence or
related discipline. Experience in both experimental and computational
neuroscience methods is preferred.

Required Skills:
-- Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative concepts in the
computational and cognitive neurosciences
-- Proficiency in one or more of the leading computational/cognitive
neuroscience modeling tools and/or frameworks
-- Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including the
ability to clearly present complex technical concepts to both technical
and non-technical audiences
-- Ability to plan, conduct and publish original scientific research --
including the ability to consider alternative approaches and to
identify factors affecting cost or risk

Desired Skills:
-- Computer programming skills, particularly in Matlab and C/C++
-- Proficiency in PDP++/Emergent, NEURON, Genesis, or any of several
popular neural modeling tools
-- Strong knowledge of current theoretical and experimental trends in
the areas of learning, memory, and visual attention
-- Familiarity with hardware-based implementations of neural systems,
e.g. neuromorphic VLSI (preferred but not required)

Please apply online at:
When applying, please reference Req ID: 8212
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