[Comp-neuro] Postdoc position available

Alain Destexhe destexhe at iaf.cnrs-gif.fr
Mon Dec 4 22:46:43 CET 2006

A postdoc position is available for a mixed computational and
experimental study of synaptic conductance dynamics in neocortical
pyramidal neurons. This project will be conducted in the laboratory
for integrative and computational neuroscience (UNIC) at the CNRS of
Gif sur Yvette, France.  The project will consist in the conception
of methods to estimate synaptic conductances from intracellular
recordings (Alain Destexhe's laboratory), the test of these methods
experimentally using dynamic-clamp in vitro (Thierry Bal's
laboratory) and during visual stimulation in primary visual cortex
in vivo (Yves Fregnac's laboratory).  This project will also be in
collaboration with INRIA Odyssee group at the ENS, Paris (Romain
Brette, Olivier Faugeras).  It will require strong knowledge in
biophysics and modeling (conductances), and a very close interaction
with experimentalists - previous experience in electrophysiology is

The CNRS campus of Gif-sur-Yvette is entirely devoted to research
and situated in the vicinity of Paris.  The UNIC consists of an
integrated and interactive environment comprising in vivo
electrophysiology (Y. Fregnac, D.  Shulz), in vitro
electrophysiology (T. Bal, K. Grant), comparative anatomy (J-P.
Denizot) and computational neuroscience (A. Destexhe).

The candidate should have a Doctoral degree, experience in
neuroscience and computer programming, and a sufficient knowledge of
electrophysiology. There is no restriction on nationality.  The
salary will be paid by a grant from ANR, which will be available on
January 1st, 2007, for an initial period of 1 year, and possible
extension up to 3 years.  Candidates should contact Alain Destexhe
for more details, or consult the site http://cns.iaf.cnrs-gif.fr

Alain Destexhe
Avenue de la Terrasse, Bat. 33,
91198 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Tel: 33-1-69-82-34-35
Fax: 33-1-69-82-34-27
email: destexhe (at) iaf.cnrs-gif.fr

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