[Comp-neuro] three postdoctoral positions in computtaional neuroscience - neural coding

Stefano Panzeri stefano.panzeri at gmail.com
Tue Nov 12 17:28:18 CET 2013

Dear all

I am taking a full time research chair at the Italian Institute of
Technology in Rovereto-Trento (Italy) and I am now advertising three new
postdoctoral jobs in computational neuroscience in my lab (to study neural
information processing), with deadline for application set to
December 5th2013.

The positions are funded until 31 December 2016 and the earliest possible
start date is February 1st 2014. Salaries depend on experience and track
record and are very competitive on the European scale. If you are
interested in and would like some additional informal information, please
write to me stefano.panzeri at iit.it attaching a PDF of your CV.

Formal advert and instruction of how to submit a formal application can be
found at the following URL and is also copied at the bottom of the message.



Stefano Panzeri


Three Postdoctoral positions in computational neuroscience at IIT-CNCS

Ref: CB 67913, CB 68670, CB 68677

The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (http://www.iit.it) is a private law
Foundation, created with special Government Law no. 269 of September 30th
2003, with the objective of promoting Italy's technological development and
higher education in science and technology. Research at IIT is carried out
in highly innovative scientific fields with state-of-the-art technology.

The Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems is hosted at the
facilities of the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences - CIMeC (
http://www.unitn.it/cimec), an interdisciplinary center for teaching and
research in cognitive neuroscience of the University of Trento in Rovereto,
Italy. The CIMeC hosts also a Doctoral School in Cognitive and Brain
Sciences (http://www.unitn.it/en/drcimec). The University of Trento is
ranked first among research universities in Italy, and the Trentino region
is consistently at the top for quality of life and for the most efficient
services in Italy.

Applications are sought for three post-doctoral researchers to work in
computational neuroscience. The postdoctoral candidates will be working in
the Centre for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems in Trento (Italy), under
the supervision of Prof. S. Panzeri.

The postdoctoral scientists will work on computational approaches to the
studies of neural coding and will use mathematical analysis methods and
neural network models to understand how microscopic, mescoscopic and
macroscopic networks in the brain interact to encode information relevant
for behaviour.

The ideal candidates will have a strong background in numerate sciences
(physics, mathematics, engineering or informatics), and a keen interest in
applying their numerate background to making breakthroughs in the
understanding of the brain.

The postdoctoral researchers will be based for most of their time at the
IIT (CNCS at UNITN), supervised by internationally recognized experts and will
have access to state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories. The
postdoctoral researchers will have access to the international network of
neurophysiological collaborators of the Neural Computation lab, which
includes N.K. Logothetis (Tuebingen), M.E. Diamond (SISSA) and several
other leading neurophysiological laboratories.

Proficiency in English is required.

Interested applicants should contact Stefano Panzeri (
stefano.panzeri at iit.it) for any informal queries. For a formal application,
the candidate will submit CV, list of publications, a statement of research
interests, and name and email addresses of two referees by e-mail to both
stefano.panzeri at iit.it and Sara Maistrelli ( Cncs_selezioni at iit.it).

The deadline for the application is December 5th 2013.

For recent reviews about the work in the laboratory of Neural Computation,
prospective applicants are invited to consult the following articles:

G.T. Einevoll, C. Kayser, N.K. Logothetis and S. Panzeri (2013) Modelling
and analysis of local field potential for studying the function of cortical
circuits. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 14:770-785

Panzeri S, Brunel N, Logothetis NK, Kayser C (2010) Neural codes at
multiple temporal scales in sensory cortex. Trends in Neuroscience 33:

Quian Quiroga R, Panzeri S (2009) Extracting information from neuronal
populations: information theory and decoding approaches. Nature Reviews
Neuroscience 10: 173-185

In order to comply with the Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the
Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), we have to kindly ask the candidate
to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. We
inform you that the information you provided will be used solely for the
purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the requirements of
the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Your data will be processed by the
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with headquarters in Genoa, Via Morego,
30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper based means,
observing the rules on protection of personal data, including those
relating to the security of data. Please also note that, pursuant to art. 7
of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may exercise your rights at any time as
a party concerned by contacting the Data Manager.

The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that
actively seeks diversity in the workforce.
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