Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Postdoctoral Associate - Stringer Lab

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Ashburn, United States


We are hiring postdoctoral associates to investigate how populations of neurons perform complex computations, such as object segmentation and object recognition. We work closely with experimentalists who record thousands of neurons simultaneously and develop machine-learning tools to extract computational principles from these large-scale data sets. Examples of ongoing projects include creating a neural atlas of behavioral representations across mice and brain areas, creating data-inspired methods for structure discovery in large-scale recordings, determining the goals of various visual areas by comparing neural activity to deep neural networks trained on various visual tasks, and fitting biologically-plausible, deep-network models to visual cortical neural activity. 



  • Ph.D. in computational neuroscience, machine learning, applied mathematics, or a related field

Skills and Abilities

  • Experience working with large-scale datasets and machine-learning pipelines
  • Ability to develop creative ideas for applying machine-learning algorithms to neuroscience research

For more information on the Stringer lab, visit here or email Carsen at

Physical Requirements

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however.  Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: R-33