[Comp-neuro] Postdoc. position, Univ. of Washington

Eric Shea-Brown ebrown at Math.Princeton.EDU
Fri Nov 2 20:33:24 CET 2007


RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION IN MATHEMATICAL NEUROSCIENCE

A research associate position in mathematical and theoretical neuroscience is 
available in the working group of Eric Shea-Brown at the University of 
Washington,  Department of Applied Mathematics.  In addition to research, the 
postdoctoral fellow will teach two one-quarter applied mathematics courses per 
year.  Information about the department can be found at: 
http://www.amath.washington.edu.

Research topics will be chosen to complement the individual interests and new 
ideas of the postdoctoral fellow, together with ongoing projects in the working 
group.  These projects include population coding topics motivated by 
statistical dynamics of simple neural models, mechanisms for optimal decision 
making and timing, and spike time patterns and reliability in structured 
networks.  Collaboration with experimental neuroscientists and with other 
theorists is the norm.

The position provides a competitive annual salary and benefits.

Requirements include (1) deep interest in theoretical neuroscience; (2) a PhD 
in mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science, theoretical biology or 
neurobiology, statistics, physics, engineering, or a related area; (3) an 
ability and affinity for communicating mathematical science clearly, both in 
cross-disciplinary collaborations and in the applied mathematics classroom.

The University of Washington offers rich neuroscience, mathematical science, 
and bioengineering communities with numerous opportunities for collaboration, 
and Seattle offers an interesting and extremely beautiful place to live.

Applicants should send a curriculum vita and a statement of research and 
teaching interests.  Further, arrangements  should be made to have three 
letters of recommendation sent directly to:

      Department of Applied Mathematics
      Attn:  Postdoctoral search in neuroscience
      University of Washington
      Box 352420
      Seattle, WA 98195-2420

Screening of applications will begin on January 15, 2008; the position has a 
(flexible) start date of Fall 2008.  The University of Washington is building a 
culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and 
minority candidates.  AA/EOE.


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