[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Research Position

Andre Longtin alongtin at uottawa.ca
Thu Jan 7 23:11:01 CET 2010


A new postdoctoral position is available after May 2010 in Andre
Longtin's group in the Physics Department at the University of Ottawa
(http://www.science.uottawa.ca/~alongtin/default3.html).  The position
involves theoretical and modeling work on the following topics: 1)
memory formation in the context of temporal pulse patterns and social
interactions, including algorithms for signal separation, and 2)
mechanisms and role of novelty detection in spatial memory. These
projects are inter-related and intended to reveal general principles of
neural information representation, memory formation and signal demixing.
They are based on studies of weakly electric fish. There are also
opportunities for a combination of modeling and experimental work via
collaborations with other members of the Center for Neural Dynamics (Len
Maler, Jean-Claude Beique and John Lewis - see
http://www.neurodynamic.uottawa.ca <http://www.neurodynamic.uottawa.ca/>
). The candidate will have access to data from these collaborators,
including single and multi-electrode electrophysiological recordings,
infrared video recordings of animal motion, as well as from optical
recordings of neural tissue including two-photon imaging. The candidate
will thus have the opportunity to interact closely with experimental
collaborators, or even perform experiments. The position is funded by an
NSERC Canada Discovery Accelerator Award. The position is for one year,
renewable for a second year. There are possibilities for a third year
depending on funding and collaborations. Those interested should send
their CV and letter of intent along with the names of at least two
referees to alongtin at uottawa.ca. 


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