[Comp-neuro] Two postdoctoral positions in computational/experimental neuroscience

Maxim Bazhenov bazhenov at salk.edu
Thu Apr 10 21:17:47 CEST 2008

Two postdoctoral positions are available starting July 1st, 2008 in the 
laboratory of Maxim Bazhenov at the Institute for Integrative Genome 
Biology and the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at the 
University of California, Riverside: http://www.genomics.ucr.edu/

The long-range goal of our research program is to understand general 
aspects and basic mechanisms of biological rhythms and the role of 
neuronal oscillations and synchrony in information processing. Our work 
focuses on the following areas: (1) studying cellular and network 
mechanisms for normal (sleep, activated states) and abnormal (epilepsy) 
oscillations in the thalamocortical system; (2) investigating principles 
and rules of olfactory information processing; this project is targeted 
to discover the general principles and the neural circuitry involved in 
the encoding of sensory information in the brain. To address these 
questions, we use broad spectrum of computational approaches ranging 
from detailed conductance based models developed from experimental data 
to different classes of simplified neuronal models that allow 
large-scale analysis with realistic network structure. Our research 
involves extensive collaboration with experimental groups of Dr. Laurent 
(Caltech), Dr. Stopfer (NIH), Dr. Timofeev (Laval University). More 
information about our research is available at 

One position is in computational neuroscience. It requires experience in 
computational neuroscience and/or computer modeling. Programming 
experience with C/C++ and Matlab is a plus. Second position is in 
experimental electrophysiology (a combination of computational and 
experimental efforts is desirable). Extensive experience in patch-clamp 
recordings and slice electrophysiology is required.

Applicants should send a brief statement of research interests, recent 
CV, 2-3 sample manuscripts, and three letters of reference (mailed 
directly from referees) to Maxim Bazhenov, 10010 N. Torrey Pines Road, 
La Jolla, CA 92037 USA or by email to bazhenov at salk.edu

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