[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Position

Sharon Crook Sharon.Crook at asu.edu
Wed Nov 18 19:54:16 CET 2009

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Neuroscience 
and Neuroinformatics: NeuroML Standards and Tools for 
Multiscale Model Specification and Exchange

Computational models based on detailed neuroanatomical 
and electrophysiological data have been used for many 
years as an aid for understanding of the function of 
the nervous system. NeuroML is an international, 
collaborative initiative to develop standards for 
describing models of neural systems. The NeuroML model 
specifications facilitate the exchange of complex 
neural models, allow for greater transparency and 
accessibility of models, enhance interoperability 
between simulators and other tools, and support the 
development of new software and databases. NeuroML 
is a free and open community effort developed with 
input from many contributors.  

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to contribute 
to further development of NeuroML. The position is 
somewhat flexible and can include NeuroML schema design 
and implementation, tool development and testing, website 
development and maintenance, and model database design 
and implementation. The position also provides 
opportunities for involvement in computational modeling 

The postdoc will be located in the computational 
laboratory of Dr. Sharon Crook (http://math.asu.edu/~crook) 
at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona 
(http://www.asu.edu). Prior extensive programming 
experience is required, and experience with XML, website 
and database development, and computational neuroscience 
research would be beneficial. The candidate also must be 
able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and 
the ability to work as part of a team. Some international 
travel is required.

Locally, the postdoctoral researcher will interact with 
faculty, students and other postdoctoral researchers in the 
Center for Adaptive Neural Systems (http://ans.asu.edu) at 
ASU. ASU has vibrant, interdisciplinary research communities 
in neuroscience, biomedical informatics, and high-performance 

Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a short summary 
of research experience and interests, and the contact 
information (name, address, phone number and email) for 
three references to: Dr. Sharon Crook at sharon.crook at asu.edu.

Sharon Crook
Arizona State University
sharon.crook at asu.edu

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