Eric Shea-Brown etsb at washington.edu
Thu Dec 22 04:53:36 CET 2011

An acting assistant professor position in mathematical and theoretical neuroscience is available in the working group of Eric Shea-Brown in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington.  In addition to research, responsibilities of this position will include teaching three one-quarter applied mathematics courses per year. The position is temporary and renewable up to three years. This is a full-time position and the faculty member will be expected to engage in the research, teaching and service mission of the Department of Applied Mathematics.

The research questions to be pursued focus on collective activity in neural networks -- its origin in network dynamics, its expression in terms of multivariate stochastic processes, and its role in encoding and transmitting information. Thus, there is a rich interplay among methods from dynamical systems, probability, and basic information theory. Lively collaboration with other theorists and experimentalists is the norm.  More information about the work happening in the Shea-Brown group is at amath.washington.edu/~etsb.

The University of Washington offers superb neuroscience, mathematical science, and bioengineering communities with numerous opportunities for collaboration, and Seattle offers an interesting and extremely beautiful place to live.  More about computational neuroscience at UW at compneuro.washington.edu.

Requirements include (1) deep interest in theoretical neuroscience; (2) a PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science, theoretical biology or neurobiology, statistics, physics, engineering, or a related area; (3) an ability and affinity for communicating mathematical science, both in cross-disciplinary collaborations and in the applied mathematics classroom.

The position provides a competitive annual salary and benefits.

To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, and a description of research and teaching interests at www.mathjobs.org/jobs/UoWApplied/3457. Further, arrangements should be made to have three or four letters of references, at least one of which addresses the teaching experience or potential, uploaded at this website.  Screening of applications will begin on January 15, 2012; the position has a flexible start date of Fall 2012 (could be moved depending on the applicant's needs). The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. AA/EOE.

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