[Comp-neuro] Posdoctoral Position available

Avrama Blackwell kblackw1 at gmu.edu
Sat Nov 13 16:04:56 CET 2010

Postdoctoral Researcher

The Computational and Experimental Neuroplasticity laboratory (http://krasnow.gmu.edu/CENlab/index.html) of Kim Blackwell at George Mason University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research position available beginning Jan 4, 2011.  The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing cutting-edge research in computational systems biology / neuroscience by developing realistic neuronal models of calcium dynamics and signaling pathways involved in learning and synaptic plasticity in the basal ganglia and hippocampus. The position involves close collaboration with software developers and experimentalists, and is funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, via the joint NIH-NSF Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience.  CENlab is part of the Center for Neural Informatics, Structures, and Plasticity--an interdisciplinary, dynamic and creative research group at Mason’s Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, located in northern Virginia (15 
miles west of Washington, D.C.). The successful applicant will have office space, a new computer, and a salary of $40,000 supplemented by excellent state employee benefits. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g. biology, computer science, physics, bioinformatics, engineering).  Research experience with programming languages (e.g. C++, JAVA), or neuronal modelling software (e.g. XPPAUT, Genesis) is highly desirable. All applicants should apply at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number F8815z, with curriculum vitae, a one-page description of your motivation, (p)reprints, and three recommendation letters. Position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. 

More information: 
- Center for Neural Informatics, Structures, and Plasticity: http://krasnow.gmu.edu/cn3 
- Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study: http://krasnow.gmu.edu 
- George Mason University: http://www.gmu.edu  

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Enrollment is 30,000, with students studying in over 150 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William.  George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.  

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