[Comp-neuro] POSTDOCTORAL and GRADUATE STUDENT POSITIONS in Integrative Experimental and Computational Neuroscience

Tatsuno, Masami tatsuno at uleth.ca
Fri Aug 14 22:45:15 CEST 2009

A new Integrative Experimental and Computational Neuroscience Program in
The Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience ( http://ccbn.uleth.ca/
) at The University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, is seeking
applicants for a Postdoctoral and Graduate Student positions. The
program was established under the sponsorship of a $20M Polaris Award
from The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. The faculty
members of the program include Bruce McNaughton, David Euston, Artur
Luczak, Masami Tatsuno and Aaron Gruber.
Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) information coding
and self-organization of neural systems, memory consolidation, decision
making and reward systems, neural network modelling, neural activity
imaging, brain dynamics and information processing in sleep and waking,
brain - machine interface, psychiatric illness, aging of the brain and
other conditions that affect learning and memory systems (for sample
research see: Takehara-Nishiuchi K, McNaughton BL. Science. 2008; Euston
DR, Tatsuno M, McNaughton BL. Science. 2007; Guzowski et al. Nature
Neuroscience 2, 1120-1124; Gruber AJ et al. J Comput Neurosci. 2006;
Luczak A et al. Neuron 2009).
Preference for positions will be given to candidates with demonstrated
quantitative skills and/or with experience in electrophysiological
recordings.  Successful candidates will be expected to play a major role
in experimental projects with electrophysiological (50-200
simultaneously recorded neurons) and/or optical imaging recordings and
the analysis of forthcoming data.

Candidates should email a letter of interest describing their research
career goals, skills and experience, their C.V., and the names of three
references (please do not have reference letters sent unless requested)
to the search coordinator, Masami Tatsuno ( tatsuno at uleth.ca ).
Applicants should put "CCBN Polaris recruitment" in the header of their
email. Salary scales will be competitive with NIH standards for
postdoctoral and graduate trainees. Lethbridge is located two hours from
Calgary (see http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca/ ), 90 minutes from the Canadian
Rockies ( http://www.watertonpark.com/ ;
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/index_e.asp ) and is a safe, family
friendly environment.

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