[Comp-neuro] Postdoc Position in Marseille. Neural ensemble computation in the basal ganglia and motor learning

David Robbe david.robbe at inserm.fr
Thu Jun 26 23:47:58 CEST 2014

A 3yearspostdoctoral position is available starting 1st of September 
2014in the group of David Robbeat the Institut de Neurobiologie de la 
Mediterrannée(INMED) in Marseille, France.

The Robbe Lab studies how cell assemblies in the basal ganglia and 
related cortical structures contribute to motor learning and motor 
control. For this, we perform large-scale electrophysiological 
recordings (with silicon probes and large tetrode arrays) combined with 
optogenetics while rodents are engaged in original motor tasks.

Our high-dimensional behavioral and neural data required advanced 
statistical methods to test hypotheses on the computation performed by 
the basal ganglia during motor learning and on the respective role of 
the motor cortex and basal ganglia.The position would suit ahighly 
motivated candidatewith strong quantitative background.Agood knowledge 
in motor controlwould be a plus but is not required.While the work will 
be mainly quantitative, applicants desiring to acquire experimental 
skills are encouraged to apply.

INMED is composed of several internationally renowned groups working on 
the development, function and pathology of neuronal circuits. The 
scientific excellence of INMED and its outstanding location at the 
entrance of the National Park des Calanques provide a rich and 
stimulating working/living environment

The position is part of a 5 years ERC-funded project that will start 1st 
of September 2014. Applications (short cover, CV, email address of 2 
referees) should be sent to david.robbe at inserm.fr and will be considered 
until the position is filled.

David Robbe
Neuronal dynamics and functions of the basal ganglia
163, avenue de Luminy. BP13
13273 Marseille Cedex 9


Tel: +33 4 91 82 81 99
Fax: +33 4 91 82 81 05

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