[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Position in Mathematical Neuroscience: Correlation and Synchrony in the Parkinsonian Basal Ganglia-Thalamic Relay

Brent Doiron brent.doiron at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 05:38:42 CET 2011


Postdoctoral Position in Mathematical Neuroscience:  Correlation and
Synchrony in the Parkinsonian Basal Ganglia-Thalamic Relay

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of
Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh, funded by the National
Institutes of Health.  The successful candidate will work with Professors
Brent Doiron and Jonathan Rubin, in collaboration with Professor Robert
Turner in the Department of Neurobiology (also at the University of
Pittsburgh).   The project will focus on the mathematical and
computational analysis of the transfer of correlated spiking activity
(synchrony) through basal ganglia nuclei to thalamic targets.  Of specific
interest is the relation of these features to proprioceptive stimulation
and to parkinsonian pathologies, and how these features are modulated by
deep brain stimulation.   The project will involves network modeling,
theoretical analysis, and data analysis from primate recordings (Turner
lab). The position is funded for several years, with an initial one-year
appointment and an expectation of extension to at least three years, given
satisfactory performance.  Applicants with a PhD in Mathematics, Applied
Mathematics, Computational Neuroscience, Physics or a related discipline,
and ideally with experience in computing, in dynamical systems, and in
computational neuroscience,  should send a CV including a list of
publications, a research statement, and reference contact information to
*brent.doiron at gmail.com* or *jonrubin at pitt.edu*.

Brent Doiron will be attending Cosyne and interested applicants can
discuss the position with him at the meeting.  The University of
Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, and women
and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are
especially encouraged to apply.

-- 
Brent Doiron, PhD
Assistant professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
www.math.pitt.edu/~bdoiron
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