[Comp-neuro] postdoctoral position in Carmen Canavier's lab

Canavier, Carmen C. ccanav at lsuhsc.edu
Mon Jun 1 17:48:27 CEST 2015

A two (2) year Postdoctoral Researcher position is available in the lab of Carmen Canavier in the School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. The focus of the lab is computational neuroscience. The main project is to model bursting and tonic firing in midbrain dopamine neurons, in close collaboration with experimentalists. Additional projects focus on oscillations and synchrony in cortical and basal ganglia networks. The primary duties will involve linear and non-linear analyses, writing code, calibrating single neuron models, and generating predictions that lead to additional experiments.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Engineering, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Computer Science or a related field of study. Familiarity with nonlinear dynamics, writing code, running the simulation package NEURON, and modeling single neurons is preferred.
Qualified candidates may submit resume along with cover letter and contact information for three references electronically to: SOM-recruits at lsuhsc.edu; reference 00049561. This appointment is a two (2) year assigned only.  Applications should be received before July 1 to ensure consideration for the position. LSUHSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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