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