[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Position, Mathematical/Computational Neurobiology, College of William and Mary

Gregory D. Smith gdsmit at wm.edu
Fri Oct 13 14:01:43 CEST 2006


A post-doctoral position is available in the Computational Biology  
Laboratory of the Department of Applied Science at the College of  
William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

We are seeking a motivated and creative person interested in the  
development and analysis of mathematical and computational models of  
dynamic phenomena in cellular biophysics and neuroscience.   
Mathematical and/or computational modeling skills are essential.   
Prior experience in mathematical and/or computational biology is  
preferred but not required.

Potential projects could include but are not limited to 1) Markov  
chain models of the stochastic gating of clusters of IP3Rs and RyRs,  
2) whole cell models of calcium handling that account for local  
coupling of intracellular calcium channels, 3) probability density  
models of calcium release unit activity during excitation-contraction  
coupling in cardiac myocytes, and 4) Monte Carlo and population  
density models addressing throughput properties of the visual  
thalamus, for example, cortical modulation of sensory relay via the  
dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus and perigeniculate nucleus.

Funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute is available for two  
years.  The salary will be in the range of 35-40K commensurate with  
experience and expertise.

To apply please send a CV and a brief statement of research interests  
to greg at as.wm.edu and arrange to have two academic references emailed  
to the same address or sent by surface mail to

Gregory D. Smith
Department of Applied Science
The College of William and Mary
McGlothlin-Street Hall, Rm 305
Williamsburg, VA 23187

Review of applications will begin November 1 2006 and continue until  
the position is filled.  For more information see http:// 

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