[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position in Valparaiso, Chile

Patricio Orio patricio.orio at uv.cl
Tue Jun 25 15:42:12 CEST 2013

Dear all,

The following position is available.

Best Regards

Post-Doctoral position available at the Computational Neuroscience lab,
Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia de Valparaíso. Dr. Patricio Orio

Research Topic: Mathematical modeling of the electrical activity of cold
sensitive nerve endings.

In order to understand the dynamics of thermosensation in physiological and
pathological conditions, we will fit and analyze conductance-based models
of cold receptors. We will employ parameter optimization algorithms and
tools for dynamical system analysis. This work will not only shed light
about the role of different ion conductances in cold thermoreceptors, but
also on how an oscillatory system can maintain its regular behaviour
despite dramatic changes of parameters induced by temperature.
Applicants must be interested in working in an interdisciplinary work
environment, as well as possess mathematical knowledge in dynamical
systems, neural excitability and/or analysis of oscillatory phenomena. Also
programming skills are desirable. Possible applicant’s profiles include:
- PhD in physics or applied mathematics with interest on biological
- PhD in neuroscience or related areas with advanced mathematical skills.

CONTACT Interested candidates should send CV and references to Dr. Rodolfo
Madrid e-mail: rodolfo.madrid at usach.cl

Funded by CONICYT Grant ACT-1113: Physiological role of TRP channels in
thermal sensory transduction and synaptic plasticity

Prof. Patricio Orio
Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencias de Valparaíso CINV
Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile
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