[Comp-neuro] Post-doctoral position in computational olfaction at INRA Versailles or LORIA Nancy, France

Dominique Martinez Dominique.Martinez at loria.fr
Thu Oct 30 17:02:12 CET 2008

A full-time postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience is  
available for studying the role of oscillatory synchronization in  
olfactory systems. The aim of the project is to understand the  
mechanisms of odour coding by means of a multidisciplinary approach  
combining models and experiments. The candidate will have to interact  
with other researchers in a mixed team of modellers using mathematical  
and computational methods and experimentalists performing  
electrophysiological recordings of neurons. The project also includes  
collaboration with the CNRS in Lyon, France.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the statistical analysis of
experimental data and for designing network models based on  
experimental findings. The work will be performed either at LORIA, a  
computer science laboratory from the National Institute for Computer  
Science (INRIA) in Nancy, or at the National Institute for  
Agricultural Research (INRA) in Versailles, at half an hour train from  
down-town Paris.

The position is for 18 months, starting on Jan. 2009 with a possible  
extension up to three years. Candidates should hold a PhD degree in a  
relevant discipline (Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics). The  
candidate should have expertise in programming (Python, MySQL, C/C++,  
Matlab), and should demonstrate a strong interest in biophysics,  
systems neuroscience, or cognitive neuroscience. Knowledge in  
statistics would also be appreciated.

Applications including a CV, a motivation letter and the names of two  
references must be sent electronically to Dominique Martinez  
(Dominique.Martinez at loria.fr) and Jean-Pierre Rospars  
(Rospars at versailles.inra.fr).

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