[Comp-neuro] Postdoc positions in modeling stochastic spiking neural networks in São Paulo State, Brazil

Antonio C. Roque antonior at ffclrp.usp.br
Wed Sep 9 16:09:11 CEST 2015

The Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics
(NeuroMat, http://neuromat.numec.prp.usp.br/ ), hosted by the University of
São Paulo, Brazil, and funded by FAPESP (Sao Paulo Research Foundation,
http://www.fapesp.br/en/), is offering several postdoctoral fellowships for
recent PhDs with outstanding research potential.

The research will involve collaborations with mathematicians, computer
scientists, physicists and neuroscientists associated to NeuroMat.

We seek candidates capable to develop independent research in mathematical
and/or computational modeling of stochastic spiking neural networks.

Candidates are required to have at least one of the profiles below:

- A strong background in probability theory with emphasis on stochastic
processes or alternatively in statistics with emphasis on statistical model
selection. Previous knowledge of rigorous statistical mechanics, random
graphs or stochastic modeling in biosciences will be favorably considered.

- A strong mathematical and/or computational background and experience with
computers and programming. Previous experience with development and/or
simulation of neural brain models, complex networks and parallel computing
will be favorably considered.

The initial appointment is for two years, with a possible extension to up
to four years, conditional on research progress. Salary is competitive at
international level, and fellows benefit from extra funds for travel and
research expenses plus limited support for relocation expenses.

Application instructions

Applicants should complete and submit the application form at
http://neuromat.numec.prp.usp.br/postdoc-form. The following documents and
information are requested (please see the form for further details):

- Summary of the Curriculum vitae. Please follow the FAPESP format; see
www.fapesp.br/en/6351 for instructions.

- List of publications, with links to those  available online.

- Pointers to other research related output, such as software, web pages,
and so forth. Candidates should be willing to send copies of publications,
if requested.

- A summary of your research plan for the next 2 years, up to 5 pages
length. It should explicitly address its place in the framework of the
NeuroMat mission and research program (

- Any further information deemed relevant to the application.

In addition to the above, we require at least 2 recommendation letters.
Those should be mailed by the recommenders directly to
postdoc-appl at numec.prp.usp.br.

Candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Two
independent evaluation rounds are planned:

1. On October 12, 2015.

2. On November 16, 2015.

Appointments are expected to be effective within 2 to 6 months after
evaluation date.


Approved candidates will be requested to expand their five-page research
plan to a full two-year proposal. For the implementation of the
fellowships, those proposals, together with all the application material
received, will be submitted to FAPESP for final approval.


Dr. Antonio C. Roque
Professor Associado
Departamento de Fisica
FFCLRP, Universidade de Sao Paulo
14040-901 Ribeirao Preto-SP
Brazil  -  Brasil
antonior at ffclrp.usp.br
aroquesilva at gmail.com
URL: www.sisne.org

Tels: +55 16 3315-3768 (sala/office);
         +55 16 3315-3859 (lab)
FAX: +55 16 3315-4887
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