[Comp-neuro] Post-doc positions in theoretical neuroscience

Nicolas Brunel nicolas.brunel at univ-paris5.fr
Wed Jan 7 14:59:38 CET 2009

Two post-doc positions will be available starting from Summer 2009
in Nicolas Brunel's team at Universite Paris Descartes.

Both positions will be funded by grants from the Agence Nationale de
la Recherche (ANR) on projects related to modelling of the cerebellar

The first position concerns dynamics and learning of
temporal patterns of activity in the cerebellum. Research will be
carried out in collaboration with the experimental team of Boris
Barbour in the Biology Department of Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS),
and the theoretical teams of Vincent Hakim and Jean-Pierre Nadal in
the Physics Department of ENS. This position will be funded from
Summer 2009 until December 2011.

The second position concerns modeling of the vestibular cerebellum,
in collaboration with the experimental team of Stephane Dieudonne
in the Biology Department of Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS).
This position will be funded from Summer 2009 to December 2010

For both positions, applicants should have a strong background in
theoretical neuroscience, physics, or applied mathematics. Good
knowledge of neuroscience is preferred, but not required. Applicants
should send a curriculum vitae and have two or three letters of
recommendation sent by email to Nicolas Brunel
(nicolas.brunel at univ-paris5.fr) before March 31.

More information about research in Nicolas Brunel's team can be
found at http://www.neurophys.biomedicale.univ-paris5.fr/~brunel

See also:

Dugue P, Brunel N, Hakim V, Schwartz E, Chat M, Levesque M,
Courtemanche R, Lena C, Dieudonne S. Electrical coupling mediates
tunable low-frequency oscillations and resonance in the cerebellar
Golgi cell network. Neuron. 2009, in press

de Solages C, Szapiro G, Brunel N, Hakim V, Isope P, Buisseret P,
Rousseau C, Barbour B, Léna C. High-frequency organization and
synchrony of activity in the purkinje cell layer of the
cerebellum. Neuron. 2008 Jun 12;58(5):775-88.

Barbour B, Brunel N, Hakim V, Nadal JP. What can we learn from
synaptic weight distributions? Trends Neurosci. 2007 Dec;30(12):622-9.

Brunel N, Hakim V, Isope P, Nadal JP, Barbour B.  Optimal information
storage and the distribution of synaptic weights: perceptron versus
Purkinje cell.  Neuron. 2004 Sep 2;43(5):745-57.

Nicolas Brunel
Laboratory of Neurophysics and Physiology
Universite Paris Descartes, CNRS UMR 8119
45 rue des Saints Peres 75270 Paris Cedex 06
Tel (33). - Fax (33).
nicolas.brunel at univ-paris5.fr

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