Center for Sleep and Consciousness, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position ID: 1498-POSTDOC [#10844]
Position Title: Post-doc position(s) to work on Integrated Information Theory (IIT)
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Madison, Wisconsin 53719, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2018/01/31 (posted 2017/09/23)
Position Description:    

Several postdoctoral positions are available at the Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and
Consciousness in the laboratory of Prof. Giulio Tononi to study complex systems 
within the framework of integrated information theory (IIT).

Immediate funding is available for a range of projects including the foundational 
development of IIT’s mathematical framework, the development of practical measures of 
integrated information, and their applications to complex systems (biological and 
artificial).

Required:
- Strong training in an analytically rigorous discipline such as theoretical or 
computational biology/neuroscience, physics, mathematics, statistics, computer 
science, or engineering
- Programming experience (knowledge of MATLAB, Python, and/or C++ is of advantage)

Preferred:
- Experience in information theory and complex systems
- Interest in the philosophy of causation

Appointments are renewable from year to year for up to three years, starting as soon 
as possible or until the positions are filled. Postdoc salaries correspond to the 
National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award (NRSA) stipend schedule 
for postdoc trainees, based on number of years of postdoctoral experience.

Candidates should send a CV, brief statement (500 words maximum) describing their
research interests and potential role within the lab, and email addresses and phone 
numbers of three references to:
Giulio Tononi, MD, PhD (gtononi@wisc.edu)

Note that generic applications will not be considered. To demonstrate a real interest 
in IIT, we strongly recommend applicants calculate the Φ value of a small network
—three fully connected XOR logic gates, without self-loops, in state 0, 0, 0 (all 
off)—using the IIT online interface and include the result in the application email.


For more information, see http://integratedinformationtheory.org/, or contact Larissa 
Albantakis, PhD (albantakis@wisc.edu) or William Marshall, PhD (wmarshall3@wisc.edu).

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Contact: Giulio Tononi
Email:
Postal Mail:
6001 Research Park Blvd
Web Page: http://centerforsleepandconsciousness.med.wisc.edu/

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