[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Positions in Computational Neuroscience RIKEN Brain Science Institute

reiko kiyotaki reikokiyotaki at brain.riken.jp
Mon Jan 24 08:44:15 CET 2011

Postdoctoral Positions in Computational Neuroscience RIKEN Brain Science

New laboratory (From April, 2011. Laboratory head: Taro Toyoizumi)

[Job title and Research Field]
Postdoctoral Research Scientist (Number of positions: 1 or 2) in
Computational Neuroscience

[Job Description and Qualification]
Our lab is interested in the information theoretical analysis of neural
circuits and the modeling of activity-dependent plasticity in the brain. We
seek highly motivated postdoctoral researchers with a strong analytical
background and interest in neuroscience. Applicants should have a PhD in
physics, neuroscience, mathematics, computer science, or a related area.
Candidates who want to link theory and experiment in close collaboration
with an experimental lab are also encouraged to apply. 
Current interest of the lab includes:
.	Influences of synaptic connectivity and the resulting dynamical
state on information representation and the dynamical memory capacity in the
.	Modeling of the interaction of Hebbian and homeostatic plasticity
.	Unifying description of activity-dependent plasticity across
different developmental stages and animal species
.	Optimal synaptic plasticity rules for information transmission
For more information, see http://www.brain.riken.jp/labs/mns/toyoizumi/ 

(A high-performance super workstation with 256 processors and 448GB memory
is accessible for parallel neuronal network simulation and data analysis
upon request.)

[Work location]
RIKEN Brain Science Institute (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama, Japan) is
located in greater Tokyo area, about 30 min from the center of the city by

[Conditions and benefits]
Full-time position with an annual contract up to 5 years based on the
evaluation. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will be
RIKEN BSI is an international research institute. We use English as the
common language for research and for administration. 

[Application and required documents]
1.	Complete CV
2.	List of publications
3.	Contact information for two or three references

[Deadline] The search will continue until the positions are filled.

[Handling Personal Data] All private data sent to RIKEN in application for
employment is handled in strict confidentiality, and such data is not
utilized for any other purpose or disclosed to any third party. Application
documents will not be returned.

[Selection process]
Selection will be made based on application screening and interviews.

[Start of Employment]
April 1st, 2011 or later (negotiable)

[Send application to]
toyoizumilab at brain.riken.jp

[Contract information]
Taro Toyoizumi, Ph.D. 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan RIKEN
Brain Science Institute Email: toyoizumilab at brain.riken.jp

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