[Comp-neuro] Post-doc in mean-field modelling

Rolf Kötter rk at hirn.uni-duesseldorf.de
Fri Sep 29 19:51:26 CEST 2006

I would be pleased if you could post this exciting opportunity to the list:

The newly formed Chair in Neurophysiology and Neuroinformatics invites 
applications for a senior post-doc position (possibility of tenure after 
positive evaluation after 5 years) in the group of Rolf Kötter at 
Radboud University Nijmegen/NL.

The overall mission of the group is to study the biological conditions 
of neuronal population dynamics aiming to bridge the gaps between single 
cell electrophysiology and large-scale brain activity. Experimentally, 
we will expand the combination of intracellular recordings and flash 
photolysis of caged glutamate in brain slices with multielectrode 
recordings. Computationally, we will simulate the behaviour of neuron 
populations within and across brain regions drawing upon our extensive 
neuroinformatics databases (CoCoDat, CoCoMac).
Refs: Schubert et al. 2006 Cereb Cx 16: 223-236; Sporns et al. 2005 PLoS 
Comput Biol 1: e42; Sporns & Kötter 2004 PLoS Biol 2:1910-1918; Schubert 
et al. 2003 J Neurosci 23:2961-2970; Passingham et al. 2002 Nat Rev 
Neurosci 3:606-616.

We are looking for an experienced post-doc with a background in mean 
field neuronal modelling and dynamical systems theory to advance the 
computational side in close collaboration with the experimental work in 
the group (Dirk Schubert) and in collaboration with related groups 
performing, e.g., in vivo recordings (Stan Gielen, 
http://www.mbfys.ru.nl/~stan/), statistical learning theory (Bert 
Kappen, http://www.snn.ru.nl/~bertk/), non-invasive brain imaging (F.C. 
Donders Centre, http://www.ru.nl/fcdonders/) and clinical studies 
(University Hospital).

The position is available now for initially 5 years with subsequent 
permanent employment according to Dutch labour law depending on 
evaluation. The salary will be according to qualification and 
experience. Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled.

Further positions for diploma and PhD students and a junior post-doc 
with a focus on analyzing macaque connectivity data in the context of 
human imaging studies are also available.

Candidates should send a letter of intention with a full CV and the 
names of two referees by e-mail to:

Prof. Dr. Rolf Kötter, Chair
Section Neurophysiology & Neuroinformatics
Department of Cognitive Neuroscience (126)
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Geert Grooteplein 21, NL- 6525 EZ Nijmegen
The Netherlands
phone +31 24 3614248; email rk at cns.umcn.nl
homepage: http://www.neuropi.org

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