[Comp-neuro] Computational Neuroscience postdoc for project Reverse physiology of the cortical microcircuit

P.Tiesinga at science.ru.nl P.Tiesinga at science.ru.nl
Fri Jul 17 10:23:56 CEST 2009


A postdoctoral position in computational/theoretical neuroscience is
available in the lab of Prof. Paul Tiesinga (Radboud University Nijmegen).
 The postdoc will work on a project funded by the Computational Life
Sciences program of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
(NWO). The project is a close collaboration with neuroscientists in the
group of Arthur Houweling (Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam,
http://www.neuro.nl). The overall goal of the project is to study the
mechanism by which the brain perceives the action potentials of a single
neuron, using a combined experimental, computational and theoretical
approach. In experiments in the Houweling lab, two-photon network imaging
will be used to monitor the spike discharges of layer 2/3 cortical neurons
during a single-cell stimulation detection task. The postdoc in the
Tiesinga lab will build a computational model in order to understand the
measured neural activity patterns in terms of biophysical properties of
neurons and synapses, and the statistics of the neural connectivity
pattern. He/she will also assist in developing and applying new data
analysis methods.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a quantitative science
(physics, mathematics, computer science, computational neuroscience etc.),
excellent programming skills in C and Matlab, and working knowledge of
constructing and implementing mathematical/computational models. Knowledge
of neuroscience is highly desirable. The candidate will need to be able to
collaborate in a multidisciplinary setting.

Nijmegen (http://www.nijmegen.com/), the oldest city in the Netherlands,
is a highly desirable place to work and live. The Tiesinga lab is part of
the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
(http://www.ru.nl/donders/), which brings together researchers working on
subjects ranging from molecules to human cognition and is a highly
collaborative place.

Informal inquiries regarding this position should be directed at Paul
Tiesinga (P.Tiesinga at science.ru.nl, +31 24 36 52232). A formal
announcement including vacancy number, salary range and application
procedure will be posted shortly. The starting date for the position is at
the latest December 1st, 2009.

I will be at the CNS*2009 conference in Berlin and would welcome informal
inquiries.

Best regards,
Paul




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