[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position in Fiete group -- theoretical and computational neuroscience

Ila Fiete ilafiete at mail.clm.utexas.edu
Fri Jul 19 18:01:38 CEST 2013

The Fiete group for computational and theoretical neuroscience at The 
University of Texas at Austin is seeking two highly motivated and 
accomplished researchers for a postdoctoral fellow position. The initial 
appointment is 2 years, with a possibility of extension to a total of 3 

The general interests of the group are in neural coding and dynamics, as 
they relate to short-term memory, persistent activity, neural 
integration, and population coding. In one direction, we are 
specifically interested in the nexus of coding theory and dynamical 
systems theory, to understand how neural coding and dynamics constrain 
each other. Collaborations with the experimentalists and other theorists 
within and outside UT Austin are strongly encouraged. A second, related 
direction, is to understand how the brain enables computations for 
navigation through the world.

Environment: Neuroscience research at Austin spans the range from 
molecular to systems to neuroethology and quantitative psychology, and 
includes several computational neuroscience groups. The University has 
also has strong Computer Science, Mathematics,and Physics departments. 
For more information about our research and the neuroscience community 
at UT Austin, please visit

Austin is the 11th-most populous US city, one of the fastest-growing of 
all American cities, and home to the highest density of high-tech 
companies outside of Silicon valley. It's a beautiful place consistently 
ranked in the best 10 places to live in the United States (US News & 
World Report), known for year-round outdoor sports and athletics and a 
vibrant music scene (home to SXSW and ACL).

To Apply: Applicants should have a quantitative background (e.g. Ph.D. 
in Physics, Mathematics, Computational Neuroscience, Computer Science, 
or Engineering) and a demonstrable enthusiasm for neuroscience. A strong 
record of research accomplishments is a must. Experience with Python, 
Matlab, or C is desirable but not necessary. Please send 1) a CV or 
resume, and 2) a statement of research interests to 
ilafiete at mail.clm.utexas.edu. Please also 3) arrange for three letters 
of recommendation to be sent to the same email address.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, when all requested 
information is received. Please apply by August 1 for full consideration.

Ila Fiete

Ila Fiete
Assistant Professor
Center for Learning and Memory
The University of Texas at Austin
Phone: 512.232.8439

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