[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position - two-photon targeted electrophysiology

Simon Schultz s.schultz at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Feb 22 17:53:05 CET 2013


Research Associate
Imperial College London -Department of Bioengineering

Two-photon targeted electrophysiology

 From £32,100 to £34,720 per annum

Fixed Term Appointment for up to 36 months

Applications are invited for the above post to work with Dr Simon 
Schultz on a BBSRC funded project in Neural Engineering to underpin work 
at Imperial College on coding of sensory information in mammalian 
cortical circuits.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a BBSRC funded project 
in Neural Engineering with a focus on understanding neural computation. 
The Neural Coding Laboratory at Imperial College London is developing 
cutting edge optical and opto-electrophysiological technology for 
studying how information is encoded and processed in mammalian cortical 
circuits. This project will involve using a novel tool for two-photon 
targeted electrophysiology to obtain recordings from multiple, 
genetically targeted neuronal cell types simultaneously. The ultimate 
aim of this work is to understand the general principles underlying the 
information processing operations performed by the mammalian cortical 
circuit.

Candidates must be in the possession of a doctoral degree or equivalent 
in neuroscience, physics, engineering or a related topic. Experience in 
whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology or in vivo two-photon 
microscopy is a requirement. Preference will be given to candidates with 
a strong experimental background, and experience in quantitative 
neurophysiological data analysis using MATLAB. The ideal candidate would 
be a “tool developer” as well as “tool user”.

This full-time post is available from the 1 April 2013 or as soon as 
possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr S Schultz, email: 
s.schultz at imperial.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to 
this email address will not be accepted. For more information about the 
laboratory and research group, see http://www.schultzlab.org

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at the 
following link: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (select “Job 
Search” and enter the job reference no EN20130059FH). Please complete 
and upload an application form as directed and submit any other relevant 
supporting documents such as your full CV.

Closing date: 25 March 2013


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