[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position in Computational Neuroscience and Control systems for epilepsy

Talathi,Sachin S talathi at ufl.edu
Tue Apr 19 02:26:18 CEST 2011

Department of Pediatrics-Division of Neurology

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Applications are invited for postdoctoral position in the collaborative research group of Drs Talathi, Khargonekar and Carney at the University of Florida.

Our ongoing research is in the general area of applications of computational neuroscience and control systems for epilepsy. The work initially will focus on the
development of computational models and control strategies using optogenetic actuation signals to control pathological brain activity implicated in epilepsy. There will
also be ample opportunity to test the resulting controllers in an experimental set up involving animal models of epilepsy.

The postdoctoral associate will be expected to interact with faculty, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students within the group, make presentations regarding
his/her research, to publish high quality papers in peer-reviewed journals, and to assist in grant proposal preparation. 

Candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline (electrical engineering, applied mathematics, computational neuroscience, and related fields). A deep interest
in interdisciplinary collaboration, strong quantitative skills and good oral and writing skills are expected. While prior knowledge of dynamical modeling in neuroscience and
control theory is not required, individuals with strong background in these fields are particularly encouraged to apply.

The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the individual. The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal for two or more
years subject to satisfactory progress and mutual agreement. Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a statement of interest and the names and contact information of three references to Sachin Talathi (talathi at ufl.edu) or Pramod Khargonekar (ppk at ece.ufl.edu). Review of applications will
begin May 31, 2011 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

-Sachin Talathi
Assistant Professor
Dept of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology
University of Florida

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