Research Assistant Position

The Laboratory for Computational Psychiatry and Translational Neuroscience at Columbia University (PI: Kyo Iigaya. is looking for a motivated research assistant. The starting date is flexible. 

We are a new laboratory working at the interface between computational neuroscience and psychiatry.  Our goal is to understand neural computation underlying learning and decision-making across species (e.g., humans, mice) in normal and abnormal states, and to translate our findings to clinical applications in psychiatry. We use both theoretical and experimental tools, including reinforcement-learning models, (deep, recurrent) neural network models, web-based behavioral experiments, and fMRI. We work closely with basic and clinical laboratories across Columbia, including labs at the Psychiatry Department, the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, and the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.

The ideal candidate will develop and perform online (e.g., Amazon M-Turk) and in-person (e.g., fMRI) studies with human volunteers. We are particularly interested in a well-organized individual who has excellent programming skills.  

Please contact for more information.