[Comp-neuro] postdoctoral position to study sleep rhythms
bazhenov at salk.edu
Sun Feb 17 21:55:30 CET 2013
Applications are invited for NIH-funded post-doctoral position in the
laboratory of Dr. Maxim Bazhenov at the University of California,
Riverside to study mechanisms and functions of sleep oscillations. The
successful candidate will join a research team involving the
laboratories of Eric Halgren (UCSD), Terry Sejnowski (UCSD) and Maxim
Bazhenov (UC Riverside). For relevant references see, Chen et al,
Journal of Physiology (London), 2012, Jul 9; Bonjean et al, Journal of
Neuroscience, 2012, 32(15):5250-63. The ultimate goal of this work is to
understand mechanisms and functions of sleep rhythms and the role of
sleep oscillations in memory and learning.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the design of a
thalamocortical model generating sleep rhythms based on existing
experimental data. These models will be used to understand underlying
neural mechanisms, as well as guide data analysis and produce novel
experimental predictions. Qualified applicants are expected to have
experience in computational/theoretical neuroscience and
conductance-based neural modeling. Programming experience with C/C++ is
required. Knowledge of PYTHON or MATLAB is a plus.
The University of California offers excellent benefits. Salary is based
on research experience. The initial appointment is for 1 year with a
possibility of extension. Applicants should send a brief statement of
research interests, a CV and the names of three references to Maxim
Bazhenov at maksim.bazhenov at ucr.edu
Maxim Bazhenov, Ph.D.
Professor, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521
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