[Comp-neuro] Columbia+Janelia postdoc positions: zebrafish computational neuroscience and machine learning

Liam Paninski liam at stat.columbia.edu
Mon Jul 28 16:10:18 CEST 2014


Will you please circulate this postdoc ad amongst your students or anyone
else who might be interested:

Thank you.
Liam Paninski

Postdoctoral position in large-scale computational neuroscience

A full-time postdoctoral position is available immediately, jointly between
Columbia University's Grossman Center for the Statistics of Mind and HHMI's
Janelia Research Campus. The aim is to understand whole-brain activity at
the cellular level using large-scale computational methods.

The position is co-supervised by Liam Paninski, John Cunningham and Larry
Abbott (at Columbia) and Jeremy Freeman and Misha Ahrens (at Janelia
Research Campus) and is centered around understanding the dynamics of all
neurons in the brain of behaving larval zebrafish. We use light-sheet
imaging to record simultaneously from most of the ~10^5 neurons during
behavior, and use large-scale cluster computing and machine learning,
statistics, and modeling to gain insight into how brain-wide network
dynamics underlies behavior.

The position will be based at Columbia University and HHMI Janelia Research
Campus, and we will encourage applicants to spend time at both campuses.

Requirements: Qualifications include primarily a strong research portfolio
in computational neuroscience, statistical neuroscience, machine learning,
or a related field. Backgrounds in analyzing large neural datasets,
modeling complex neural systems, and in cutting-edge machine learning will
be particularly valuable. These positions are highly quantitative and
highly interdisciplinary; applicants should have a PhD in Electrical
Engineering, Statistics, Machine Learning, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or
Computational Neuroscience.

Appointment: The initial appointments will be for one year, and are
renewable. Salaries will be set based on experience and skills.

Applicants should send an email to zebrafish.computation at gmail.com
1. a one-page description of past research experience
2. a one-page description of future research interests and goals
3. a resume of educational and research experience, including publications
4. names of three people who could provide letters of reference

All materials should be in pdf or plain text. Applications will be reviewed
as they arrive until the positions are filled; interested candidates are
encouraged to express their interest early. Due to demand, we may not be
able to reply to all applications.
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