[Comp-neuro] POSTDOCTORAL position at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Arthur Houweling a.houweling at erasmusmc.nl
Tue Jan 11 10:15:55 CET 2011

A postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience is available in 
the lab of Arthur Houweling (http://www.neuro.nl/research.php) at the 
Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam.  The postdoc will work on a 
project funded by the Computational Life Sciences program of the 
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).  The project is 
a close collaboration with experimental neuroscientists in the Houweling 
lab and computational/theoretical neuroscientists in the group of Prof. 
Paul Tiesinga (Radboud University Nijmegen, http://www.ru.nl/donders).  
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 population calcium imaging 
will be used to monitor the spike discharges of layer 2/3 cortical 
neurons during a single-cell stimulation detection task.  The postdoc 
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.  
He/she will also assist in developing and applying new data analysis 

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a quantitative science 
(physics, mathematics, computer science, computational neuroscience 
etc.), excellent programming skills in C and Matlab, and working 
knowledge of constructing and implementing computational models. 
Knowledge of neuroscience is highly desirable. The candidate will need 
to be able to collaborate in a multidisciplinary setting.

Rotterdam (http://www.rotterdam.nl/home_english), the second largest 
city in the Netherlands, is a highly desirable place to work and live. 
The Department of Neuroscience (http://www.neuro.nl) at the Erasmus MC 
brings together researchers working on subjects ranging from molecules 
to human cognition and is a highly collaborative place.

Interested applicants can contact Arthur Houweling by email 
(a.houweling at erasmusmc.nl). Please include a curriculum vitae, contact 
information for three references, and a brief description of research 
experience and interests.

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