[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position: theoretical and computational neuroscience (Fiete group)

Ila Fiete ilafiete at mail.clm.utexas.edu
Tue Oct 27 15:41:34 CET 2015

Postdoctoral position in Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience

The neural coding and dynamics group at the University of Texas at 
Austin, led by Ila Fiete, has an open postdoctoral position. We are 
looking for candidates trained in quantitative fields whose interest has 
turned to the study of neural circuits. Interests in the group range 
from cortical codes to short-term memory, circuit dynamics that underlie 
non-trivial cognitive computations, the effects of noise on neural 
computation, error-correcting codes, spatial navigation, quantitative 
data analysis, and the self-organization of circuits through 
unsupervised and reinforcement learning. For more information, please 
visit http://clm.utexas.edu/fietelab/.

The initial appointment will be for 1 year with a possibility of 
extension for a total of 3 years.

Environment: The Center for Learning and Memory and the Institute for 
Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin consist of an 
energetic mix of junior and senior faculty who use imaging, 
electrophysiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, 
psychology, physics, and computer science techniques to study the brain. 
UT Austin has top-ranked programs in computer science, engineering, 
non-linear dynamical systems, mathematics and the sciences, and the 
Fiete group enjoys collaborative interactions with members from several 
of these departments. Austin is the 11th-largest and 1st fastest-growing 
US city, home to a high density of technology and Fortune 500 
corporations. It supports a thriving live-music scene, extensive outdoor 
facilities for sports and a year-round climate conducive to their pursuit.

To Apply: Candidates with strong quantitative training (e.g. a Ph.D. or 
expected Ph.D. in Physics, Mathematics, Computational Neuroscience, 
Computer Science, or Engineering by the start date of the position) and 
evidence of scientific achievement are invited to apply. Knowledge of 
neuroscience is a plus. Please send 1) a CV or resume, 2) a statement of 
past research, 3) a statement of future research interests/plans, and 4) 
arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be directly sent by the 
writers to ilafiete at mail.clm.utexas.edu 
<mailto:ilafiete at mail.clm.utexas.edu>. Application review will begin 
immediately and continue until the position is filled; applications 
received by November 15 are guaranteed to receive full consideration.

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