We're interested in the cognitive neuroscience of vision, and how we can model it using cutting-edge neural networks. You can learn more with us by participating in our studies, or by joining us as a researcher.

If you are interested in participating in our research studies, email [email protected] for more information.

We are currently seeking participants ages 18-60 for fMRI experiments on visual perception. Eligible participants will earn $25 per hour. Normal or corrected to normal vision and additional inclusion criteria apply. For details, please contact the research team at the above address and fill out our prescreening form.

The lab welcomes applications for research assistantships from outstanding Columbia and Barnard students, depending on the needs of our ongoing projects and senior lab members. Research assistants must be enrolled for course credit or have funding to conduct research (e.g. one of Columbia's undergraduate research fellowships). Volunteer positions are not available or permitted.

Interested students should submit an application here. Contact Savannah Smith ([email protected]) or Dr. Kriegeskorte if you have any questions. Please note that we are unable to offer research assistant positions to individuals who are not currently enrolled at Columbia or Barnard.

We accept PhD students through the Psychology and Neurobiology and Behavior graduate programs. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to fill out our interest form before applying.

Postdoctoral position available in neural and computational mechanisms of face recognition

The Kriegeskorte Lab at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a BRAIN Initiative-funded project on the neural mechanisms and computational principles of face recognition, in collaboration with the Freiwald Lab at The Rockefeller University. This project’s primary goal is to identify the computational mechanisms of face recognition, using neural network modeling interacting, recursively, with neurophysiological recordings from the nodes of an fMRI-identified network of face-selective areas. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for building, training, and analyzing neural network models in order to implement a variety of computational theories of face recognition and to interact with experimentalists in the Freiwald lab. The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal based on performance.

The successful candidate will have some or all of the following characteristics:

  • A PhD in computational neuroscience, computer science, psychology, cognitive science, or related fields
  • Significant programming experience and skills in Python and PyTorch
  • Significant experience with computational modeling

Prospective candidates should apply at this link. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

More information about the project is available here. For more information about the lab, see Questions can be directed to Niko Kriegeskorte ([email protected]).

Prospective postdoctoral researchers interested in other projects should fill out our interest form to inquire about opportunities with the lab.

Additional funding schemes for postdoctoral fellowships can be found here

Contact Us

For general lab inquiries, please email Savannah Smith.

We are located in the Zuckerman Institute at 3227 Broadway, in Quad 3D.