[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position: Modeling of cortical micro-circuitry

Dario Ringach darioringach at mac.com
Wed Jan 23 22:31:04 CET 2008

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position to conduct theoretical studies of  
cortical wiring and map organization is available immediately in Dr.  
Dario Ringach's Laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology at UCLA.

The goal of the project is to investigate the hypothesis that the  
basic organization of receptive fields and cortical maps is linked to  
the spatial statistics of retinal ganglion cell mosaics along with  
simple statistical thalamo-cortical rules of connectivity (for a  
background on this topic see: Ringach, Haphazard wiring..., J.  
Neurophysiology, 2004; Ringach,  PLoS ONE, 2007).

Candidates should have a strong research background in computational  
neuroscience and have a PhD and extensive research experience.   
Applicants should send their CV, research statement and names of three  
references to: dario at ucla.edu

This position has no restriction on nationality or California  
residency status.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with  
experience and at NIH levels.

UCLA has a vibrant biological/mathematical vision, cognitive and  
imaging community (see http://visciences.ucla.edu/), great cultural  
events right on-campus (such as http://www.uclalive.org/ and http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/screenings/screenings.html) 
  and, needless to say, beautiful weather and beaches -- all creating  
an ideal environment for the theoretician.

Dario Ringach, Associate Professor

Department of Neurobiology and Psychology
Biomedical Engineering Program
Jules Stein Eye Institute
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles

dario at ucla.edu | http://web.mac.com/darioringach

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