[Comp-neuro] Postdoc Computational models of plasticity

Mark van Rossum mvanross at inf.ed.ac.uk
Thu Oct 5 16:24:23 CEST 2006

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience

We invite applications for a 2.5 years HFSP funded postdoctoral fellowship to
work on theoretical and computational models of plasticity.

The subject is synaptic tagging and capture (Frey and Morris '97). The project 
is a HFSP collaboration with 3 experimental labs (Haruhiko Bito in Tokyo, 
Tobias Bonhoeffer in Munich and Richard Morris in Edinburgh). This part
of the project aims to develop models for synaptic tagging both on a 
biophysical and computational level, quantify the experimental findings, and 
generate hypotheses for the experimental labs. 

Applicants should have a strong background in mathematics, physics, computer
science, or computational neuroscience and have a commitment to a future
research career in neuroscience.

The fellowship allows for top class research in a stimulating environment.
Edinburgh is one of the leading centers in the UK for Comp Neuroscience. It
provides a large, active community in computational neuroscience with strong
links with the neuroscience research groups in Edinburgh and the project
partners. Edinburgh has been voted as 'best place to live in Britain'.

The expected starting data is Nov 1st, but could be adjusted to be later.

To apply please send cover letter, CV, representative papers and 2 letters of
recommendation to Pat Ferguson, Rm D10, 5 Forrest Hill, Edinburgh EH1 2QL, UK
or email to pferguso at inf.ed.ac.uk with subject "hfsp".

Inquiries can be addressed to Mark van Rossum, mvanross at inf.ed.ac.uk 
Weblinks: homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/mvanross, www.anc.ed.ac.uk

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