[Comp-neuro] Postdoc, Penn Retina Group

Robert G. Smith rob at retina.anatomy.upenn.edu
Fri Nov 18 22:55:22 CET 2011


POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE

         in Neurophysiology / Computation

                    Retina Group
            Department of Neuroscience
            University of Pennsylvania

Postdoctoral and/or laboratory assistant postions are open in
the Retina Group at the University of Pennsylvania to study
synaptic physiology and information-processing of neural circuits
in mammalian retina. Facilities are available for recording from
retinal slices or from neurons in the intact retina while presenting
sophisticated visual stimuli. Results from these approaches,
together with synaptic and neurochemical studies, are integrated into
computational models to understand principles of neural coding
and the limits of circuit performance.

The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with other members of
the group and may undertake projects in computation, physiology,
or both. Candidates should have experience in retinal circuitry,
synaptic physiology and/or computational neuroscience.

Recent refs:

Schachter MJ, Oesch N, Smith RG, Taylor WR. (2010) Dendritic Spikes Amplify
the Synaptic Signal to Enhance Detection of Motion in a Simulation of the
Direction-Selective Ganglion Cell. PLoS Comput Biol 6(8): e1000899.
doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000899.

Lipin MY, Smith RG, Taylor WR. (2010) Maximizing contrast resolution in the
outer retina of mammals. Biol Cybern. 103:57-77. Epub 2010 Apr 2.

Borghuis BG, Sterling, P, Smith RG (2009) Loss of Sensitivity in
an Analog Neural Circuit, J Neurosci 29:3045-3058;

Smith, RG, Dhingra NK (2009) Ideal observer analysis of signal
quality in retinal circuits, Prog Ret Eye Res doi:10.1016/j.preteyeres.2009.05.001


The position is available starting in Januray, 2012 with salary
commensurate with experience.  Applicants should submit CV and
references to:

Robert G. Smith (rob at retina.anatomy.upenn.edu)
Research Associate Professor

Department of Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania
Rm 123, Anat-Chem Bldg
Phila., PA  19104-6058

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Robert G. Smith
Research Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania
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