[Comp-neuro] postdoctoral position to study sleep rhythms

Maxim Bazhenov 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
Ph: 951-827-4370

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