[Comp-neuro] PhD position in modeling motor-skill learning + PhD/postdoc position in brain dynamics

Tatsuno, Masami tatsuno at uleth.ca
Tue Jun 15 21:02:59 CEST 2010


(1) PhD position in modeling motor-skill learning at the University of
Lethbridge, Canada
One PhD position is available immediately in the lab of Prof. Masami
Tatsuno at the Brain Dynamics Group of the Canadian Centre for
Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge, Canada
(http://lethbridgebraindynamics.com).  A successful candidate will work
on the project of modeling motor-skill learning, with the goal of
understanding how spontaneous reactivation of motor sequences
facilitates performance improvement.  A high degree of interaction with
the experimental team performing multi-electrode recordings in freely
behaving animals is also expected.  A successful candidate will partly
participate in recordings to collect data from motor cortex (and related
areas) and all modeling work will be informed by the recording data.

The Lethbridge Brain Dynamics Group currently has 5 PIs (Bruce
McNaughton, David Euston, Artur Luczak, Aaron Gruber and Masami
Tatsuno), 8 postdoctoral fellows, 3 PhD students, 3 Master's students, 7
technical staff members and 5 undergraduate students.  The highly
interactive atmosphere in the group provides numerous opportunities for
collaboration between experimental and computational projects.

Applicants should have a strong programming (e.g., Matlab) and
quantitative background (e.g., MS degree in physics, math or computer
science etc.). Experience with neuronal modeling is a plus. Candidates
should email a short letter of research interest and motivation
including their skills and experience, CV, marks and the names of three
references to Masami Tatsuno ( tatsuno at uleth.ca ) as soon as possible.
Please do not have reference letters sent unless requested.  Applicants
should put "Modeling Motor Learning PhD recruitment" in the header of
their email.  Salary scales will be competitive with NIH standards.

Lethbridge is located two hours from Calgary
(http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca/), 90 minutes from the Canadian Rockies (
http://www.watertonpark.com/ ;
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/index_e.asp) and is a safe, family
friendly environment.

(2) PhD/postdoc position in brain dynamics at the University of
Lethbridge, Canada
In addition to the PhD position described above, one PhD/postdoctoral
position is open in the Lethbridge Brain Dynamics Group.  Candidates who
are interested in neuronal dynamics and information processing are
encouraged to apply. Candidates should email a letter of interest
describing their research career goals, skills and experience, CV, marks
(if applying for a PhD position) and the names of three references to
Masami Tatsuno ( tatsuno at uleth.ca ).  Again, please do not have
reference letters sent unless requested. Applicants should put
"Lethbridge Brain Dynamics recruitment" in the header of their email.
Salary scales will be competitive with NIH standards for postdoctoral
and graduate trainees.

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Masami Tatsuno, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
iCORE Scholar in Neural Dynamics and Information Processing

Department of Neuroscience
Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Lethbridge
4401 University Dr W
Lethbridge, AB, T1K 3M4
Canada

Tel: 403-394-3998
Fax: 403-329-2775
Email: tatsuno at uleth.ca
http://ccbn.uleth.ca/people/primary/Tatsuno.php
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