[Comp-neuro] Connectionists: Postdoctoral position in optical microscopy for neuroscience

Nicolas Brunel nicolas.brunel at univ-paris5.fr
Fri Jun 2 14:02:18 CEST 2006

Postdoctoral position in optical microscopy for neuroscience

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

A postdoctoral position is available in October 2006 at the Laboratory 
of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, 
Paris, France, to combine two-photon microscopy and adaptive optic to 
improve depth of imaging in scattering samples such as brain tissues. 
The project involves the design of a two-photon microscope including 
correction of wavefront distortions due to the large scale structures in 
brain tissues. Adaptive corrections based on wavefront measurement and 
on genetic algorithm will be used. This project aims at improving depth 
of imaging /in vivo/ and this optical set-up will be used to analyze in 
young rats multiple single unit activity in rat layer IV barrel cortex 
under controlled stimulation of the corresponding principal whisker. We 
are looking for an applicant with a background in optics and microscopy. 
Experience with laser optics, two-photon microscopy and adaptive optics 
is desirable.

Please send your CV, a cover letter describing your research interests, 
and the names and e-mail addresses of 2 references to: Laurent Bourdieu, 
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Département de Biologie, Laboratoire de 
Neurobiologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, UMR CNRS 8544, 46 rue d’Ulm, 
75005 Paris. Web site: http://www.biologie.ens.fr/neuroctx/. Email: 
laurent.bourdieu at ens.fr

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