[Comp-neuro] PhD position in computational neuroscience

Alain Destexhe destexhe at unic.cnrs-gif.fr
Mon Mar 29 14:36:07 CEST 2010

PhD position available

A 3-year PhD position is available for a computational study on
macroscopic modeling of the complex activity states in cerebral
cortex, based on in vivo imaging data. The project will consist of
conceiving macroscopic models of neuronal networks (in A. Destexhe
lab) to be used in conjunction with voltage-sensitive dye (VSD)
imaging in primary visual cortex (in Y. Fregnac lab, as well as D.
Contreras, U Penn). One of the goals of the study will be to
capture the complex activity patterns seen experimentally and
extract functional correlations. A participation to the
experiments is possible as a function of the interest of the

The candidate can be from biology, computational or physics/math
background. A prior experience in computational neuroscience or
computational biology courses is preferred.

The position is funded by a EU training network (FACETS-ITN, see
http://facets.kip.uni-heidelberg.de/ITN/index.html) and there is a
restriction on nationality: the candidate can be of any
nationality except French, and they must not have been resident in
France for more than one year in the last 3 years.

The CNRS campus of Gif-sur-Yvette is entirely devoted to research
and situated in the vicinity of Paris. The UNIC consists of an
integrated and interactive environment comprising in vivo
electrophysiology (Y. Fregnac, D. Shulz), in vitro
electrophysiology (T. Bal, K. Grant), comparative anatomy (J-P.
Denizot), Neuroinformatics (A. Davison) and computational
neuroscience (A. Destexhe).

The position is open now, and should start on September 1st 2010
the latest. Please send a curriculum vitae as well as two names
for letters of recommendation to:

Alain Destexhe

Unit for Neuroscience, Information & Complexity (UNIC)
UPR-3293, Bat 33,
1 Avenue de la Terrasse,
91198 Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

Tel: 33-1-69-82-34-35
Fax: 33-1-69-82-34-27
URL: http://cns.iaf.cnrs-gif.fr

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