[Comp-neuro] CVNet - Postdoc, Penn Retina Group

Robert G. Smith rob at retina.anatomy.upenn.edu
Thu Jun 11 01:37:54 CEST 2009


        in Neurophysiology / Computation

                   Retina Group
           Department of Neuroscience
           University of Pennsylvania

Postdoctoral and/or laboratory assistant postions are open in 
the Retina Group at the University of Pennsylvania to study 
synaptic physiology and information-processing of neural circuits 
in mammalian retina. Facilities are available for recording from
retinal slices or from neurons in the intact retina while presenting
sophisticated visual stimuli. Results from these approaches, 
together with synaptic and neurochemical studies, are integrated into 
computational models to understand principles of neural coding 
and the limits of circuit performance.

The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with other members of
the group and may undertake projects in computation, physiology,
or both. Candidates should have experience in retinal circuitry, 
synaptic physiology and/or computational neuroscience.

Recent refs:

Borghuis BG, Sterling, P, Smith RG (2009) Loss of Sensitivity in
an Analog Neural Circuit, J Neurosci 29:3045-3058;

Smith, RG, Dhingra NK (2009) Ideal observer analysis of signal
quality in retinal circuits, Prog Ret Eye Res doi:10.1016/j.preteyeres.2009.05.001

The positions are available starting in July, 2009 with salary 
commensurate with experience.  Applicants should submit CV and
references to:

Robert G. Smith (rob at retina.anatomy.upenn.edu)
Research Associate Professor

Department of Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania
Rm 123, Anat-Chem Bldg
Phila., PA  19104-6058

Robert G. Smith
Research Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania

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