[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience

Maxim Bazhenov bazhenov at salk.edu
Tue Sep 23 21:28:41 CEST 2008


A full-time postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience is 
available immediately at the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology 
(http://www.genomics.ucr.edu/) and the Department of Cell Biology and 
Neuroscience at the University of California, Riverside.

Research in our laboratory focuses on understanding cellular and network 
mechanisms underlying normal and paroxysmal oscillations in the brain 
and the role of neuronal oscillations and synchrony in information 
processing. Specific projects include: (1) Studying cellular and network 
mechanisms for normal (sleep, attentive states) and abnormal (epilepsy) 
oscillations in the thalamocortical system; (2) Studying role of 
oscillations and synchrony in olfactory coding — this project is 
targeted to discover the general principles and the neural circuitry 
involved in the encoding of sensory information in the brain.

More information about our research is available at 
http://www.snl.salk.edu/~bazhenov/

Successful candidate will join research team including computational 
neuroscience labs from UC Riverside, UC San Diego and Salk Institute, 
and will be responsible for designing network models based on 
experimental data, model analysis and may be involved in experimental 
testing of the model predictions. Qualified applicants are expected to 
have experience in computational neuroscience including 
conductance-based neural modeling. Programming experience with C/C++ and 
Matlab is very desirable.

The UC Riverside campus is located in the heart of Riverside County 
within 1-hour drive from the cities of Los Angeles, San Diego and 
Irvine. The University of California offers excellent benefits. Salary 
is based on background and research experience. The initial appointment 
will be for 1 year with a possibility of extension up to 3-4 years.

Applicants should send a brief statement of research interests, a CV and 
the names of three references electronically to Maxim Bazhenov at 
bazhenov at salk.edu or maksim.bazhenov at ucr.edu



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