[Comp-neuro] postdoc position theoretical/computational neuroscience at the Donders Institute/Neuroinformatics department

P.Tiesinga at science.ru.nl P.Tiesinga at science.ru.nl
Mon Apr 18 09:24:42 CEST 2011


A postdoctoral position in computational/theoretical neuroscience is
available in Prof. Paul Tiesinga’s laboratory (Radboud University
Nijmegen, http://www.ru.nl/neuroinformatics and http://www.ru.nl/donders).
You will work on a project funded by the Computational Life Sciences
programme of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
The project is a close collaboration with neuroscientists from Arthur
Houweling’s group (Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, http://www.neuro.nl).
The overall goal of the project is to study the mechanism by which the
brain perceives the action potentials of a single neuron, using a combined
experimental, computational and theoretical approach. In experiments in
the Houweling lab, two-photon network imaging will be used to monitor the
spike discharges of layer 2/3 cortical neurons during a single-cell
stimulation detection task. The postdoctoral researcher in the Tiesinga
lab will build a computational model in order to understand the measured
neural activity patterns in terms of biophysical properties of neurons and
synapses, and the statistics of the neural connectivity pattern. You will
also assist in developing and applying new data analysis methods.

You should have a PhD in a quantitative science (physics, mathematics,
computer science, computational neuroscience, etc.), excellent programming
skills in C and Matlab, and a working knowledge of how to construct and
implement mathematical/computational models. Knowledge of neuroscience is
highly desirable. In addition, you will need to be able to collaborate in
a multidisciplinary setting.

The full ad can be found on http://www.academictransfer.com/9320

For more information contact me at p.tiesinga at science.ru.nl or
+31 24 36 52232.

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Paul Tiesinga
Professor of Neuroinformatics
Director Donders Centre for Neuroscience/FNWI
Radboud University Nijmegen
P.O. Box 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen,
The Netherlands
P.Tiesinga at science.ru.nl
(+Netherlands) 24 36 52232
Room HG 02.541 (Huygens building)
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