[Comp-neuro] joint experiment & theory postdoc position
msgoldman at ucdavis.edu
Wed Mar 18 00:55:12 CET 2015
A postdoctoral position that combines experimental & theoretical
investigation of neural networks (see position description below) is
available jointly between the laboratories of Drs. Mark Goldman and Kim
McAllister at the University of California at Davis. UC Davis is a
top-ten public research university (US News & World Report) located 1
hour east from the San Francisco Bay Area and 20 minutes from the state
capital of Sacramento. Candidates are expected to have training in both
performing experiments and background in an analytically rigorous
discipline such as computational neuroscience, physics, mathematics,
computer science, or engineering.
Interested candidates should send a CV, brief statement of previous
research and future research interests, and contact information for
three references to: Mark Goldman, msgoldman at ucdavis.edu and Kim
McAllister, kmcallister at ucdavis.edu.
Development, dynamics, and plasticity of neural networks: *We are
seeking to understand the learning rules underlying development and
learning in neural networks. We will use cutting-edge technology in
patterned substrates, optogenetics, and uncaging in a novel long-term
imaging assay for synapse dynamics that allows recording and single
synapse or single cell manipulation of neuronal and network activity.
These cultured networks will be used to directly test central tenets of
Hebbian, spike-timing dependent, and homeostatic learning. The
applicant will perform these imaging experiments as well as apply
theoretical models to better understand and predict experimental findings.
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