[Comp-neuro] Research Asociate in Computational Models of Addiction

Boris Gutkin Boris.Gutkin at ens.fr
Thu Jun 23 11:17:19 CEST 2011

We are seeking a research associate to spear-head a collaborative
industry-public project oncomputational modeling of dopaminergic circuitry and
modulation of dopamine signaling by nicotinicacetylcholine receptors.

The project will build on a developed modeling approach in order to validate
models shaping the effects of nicotine and other prototypical nicotinic ligands
on dopamine signaling,and to use combined pharmacodynamic/neural-circuit models
in order to develop in computo assays ofpotential therapeutic compounds (e.g.
for nicotine replacement, Parkinsons’, etc). The project is based at
the Group for Neural Theory, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France andinvolves
interacting with theindustrial partner in USA as well as with experimental
collaborators at Wake Forest University.

Candidate should have an advanced degree in neuroscience, neuropharmacology and
experience withcomputational modeling or a quantitative discipline and willing
to learn the biology involved.

The position is available immediately with a 1 year contract in the first
instance. Competitive compensation package,commensurate with experience as well
as full social and health coverage is available.

Interested candidates should contact boris.gutkin-at-ens.fr.

Boris Gutkin, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Group for Neural Theory
Department des Etudes Cognitives, ENS
Recepteurs et Cognition
Department of Neuroscience
Institut Pasteur
Paris, France

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