[Comp-neuro] PhD/MSc Position in Computational Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, Canada

Tatsuno, Masami tatsuno at uleth.ca
Sat Jun 21 01:52:50 CEST 2014

One PhD/MSc position is available immediately in the lab of Prof. Masami Tatsuno at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge, Canada ( http://www.uleth.ca ).  We investigate memory processes of the awake/sleeping brain experimentally and computationally with the goal of understanding how spontaneous reactivation of memory sequences facilitates performance improvement.  We have been performing multi-electrode recordings in freely behaving animals as well as neural data analysis by statistical methods such as information geometry.

The successful candidate will work on one or a combination of projects aimed at developing a novel analysis method for neural signals, analyzing neural data, and modeling memory function. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to participate in electrophysiological recordings. A high degree of interaction with the experimental team in my lab as well as the Brain Dynamics group ( http://lethbridgebraindynamics.com ) will be also expected.

Applicants should have a strong programming (e.g., MATLAB) and quantitative background (e.g., BSc/MSc degree in physics, math or computer science etc.). Experience with neuronal modeling is a plus. Candidates should email a short letter of research interest including their skills and experience, CV and the names of three references to Masami Tatsuno ( tatsuno at uleth.ca ) as soon as possible.  Please do not have reference letters sent unless requested.  Applicants should put "CompNeuro PhD/MSc recruitment" in the subject of their email.  

Funding is available through our departmental NSERC CREATE grant in Biological Information Processing. Lethbridge is located two hours from Calgary, 90 minutes from the Canadian Rockies and is a safe, family friendly environment.

Masami Tatsuno, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
The University of Lethbridge

Email: tatsuno at uleth.ca

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