[Comp-neuro] postdoc position available

Robert Butera rbutera at gatech.edu
Fri Nov 5 07:28:15 CET 2010


A postdoc position is anticipated to be available in the laboratory of
Dr. Robert Butera at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
The postdoc will conduct single-cell electrophysiology experiments using
dynamic clamp techniques to study mechanisms underlying neuronal
synchrony, and also develop user modules for our dynamic clamp system
RTXI (www.rtxi.org) to conduct these experiments.   While the postdoc
will work in the lab of Dr. Butera, (s)he will be part of a dynamic
collaborative team that includes the laboratories of Dr. Astrid Prinz at
Emory University and Dr. Carmen Canavier at the LSU Health Sciences
Center.  The ideal candidate will have experience in intracellular
electrophysiology techniques and competent computer skills, as evidenced
by peer reviewed publications.  Computational neuroscience skills are a
plus.

Salary is based on experience and NIH NRSA pay scales.

For more information, contact Dr. Robert Butera (rbutera at gatech.edu).
Interested individuals should send a CV, representative publications,
and a list of 3 references.  All applications will be held in confidence.

Examples of recent relevant publications:

Achuthan S, Butera RJ, Canavier CC. Synaptic and intrinsic determinants
of the phase resetting curve for weak coupling. J Comput Neurosci. 2010
Aug 11.

Cui J, Canavier CC, Butera RJ. Functional phase response curves: a
method for  understanding synchronization of adapting neurons. J
Neurophysiol. 2009 Jul;102(1):387-98.

Preyer AJ, Butera RJ. Causes of transient instabilities in the dynamic
clamp.  IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2009 Apr;17(2):190-8.

Preyer AJ, Butera RJ. Neuronal oscillators in aplysia californica that
demonstrate weak coupling in vitro. Phys Rev Lett. 2005 Sep
23;95(13):138103.




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