[Comp-neuro] 3 PostDocs, Switzerland, EPFL

Wulfram Gerstner wulfram.gerstner at epfl.ch
Thu Jan 19 14:03:48 CET 2012

Dear all,

3 Postdoc positions are available
in the Laboratory of Computational Neuroscience
at the EPFL. Duration is typically 2 years, up to 4 years max.

The PostDocs will be hosted in the research group of
Wulfram Gerstner. Typically PostDocs in the Laboratory
of Computational Neuroscience are rather independent,
with their own research project which should
of course have a  relation to the topics studied in the lab.
The lab has been involved in the past in models of STDP,
reward-based plasticity, or coding with spiking neurons, amongst others
Some representative publications are listed below.

PostDocs are expected to have an extremely strong theory background
(theoretical physcis, math, or similar) and, ideally, should have worked
in the field of theoretical or computational neuroscience.

If you are interested, send an application
(CV, motivation letter, publication list, research project,
and three names for  reference) as pdf documents per email to
Chantal.Mellier at epfl.ch
We start to look at applications after Feb 1st 2012, but later 
applications are possible.
Starting date negotiable.

The laboratory is located at the EPFL in Lausanne, on the shores
of the lake of Geneva in Switzerland. The EPFL
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne is a top ranked
University in Europe.

best regards
Wulfram Gerstner

some represenative publications
# Inhibitory Plasticity Balances Excitation and Inhibition in Sensory 
Pathways and Memory Networks <http://infoscience.epfl.ch/record/170456>, 
T. Vogels, H. Sprekeler, F. Zenke, C. Clopath and W. Gerstner, Science 
334: 1569-1573, 2011
# Connectivity reflects coding: a model of voltage-based STDP with 
homeostasis <http://infoscience.epfl.ch/record/144104>, C. Clopath, L. 
Busing, E. Vasilaki and W. Gerstner, Nature Neuroscience, 13: 344-352, 2010
# Generalized Bienenstock-Cooper-Munro rule for spiking neurons that 
maximizes information transmission 
<http://diwww.epfl.ch/%7Egerstner/PUBLICATIONS/Toyoizumi05.pdf>, T. 
Toyoizumi, J.-P. Pfister, K. Aihara, and W. Gerstner , Proc. Natl. Acad. 
Sci. USA, 102:5239-5244 (2005)
# Spiking Neuron Models - Single Neurons, Populations, Plasticity 
<http://diwww.epfl.ch/%7Egerstner/BUCH.html>, Wulfram Gerstner and 
Werner Kistler, Cambridge University Press (2002)
# Functional Requirements for Reward-Modulated Spike-Timing-Dependent 
Plasticity <http://infoscience.epfl.ch/record/153015/files/13326.pdf>, 
N. Fremaux, H. Sprekeler and W. Gerstner, /Journal of Neuroscience/, 
Vol. 30, Nr. 40, pp. 13326-13337, 2010.

Wulfram Gerstner         Laboratory of Computational Neuroscience
Professor                Brain Mind Institute
  EPFL                     Computer&Communication Sciences
http://lcn.epfl.ch/      Station 15
+41-21 693 6713          1015 Lausanne EPFL

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