[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral positions in computational Neuroscience -- Poirazi lab, Crete

Yiota Poirazi poirazi at imbb.forth.gr
Tue Sep 22 10:15:58 CEST 2015


Could you please advertise these postdoctoral positions in my lab 
through the NeuroInfo-Comp-Neuro mailing list*?*
Thank you very much in advance,
Yiota Poirazi

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*Description:* We are looking for highly motivated candidates to fill 
1-2 postdoctoral positions in the laboratory of Panayiota Poirazi at 
IMBB-FORTH in Crete, Greece.
The positions are funded by the ERC starting grant dEMORY, whose goal is 
to characterize the role of dendrites in learning and memory processes 
so as to formulate a unifying theory regarding their contribution in 
memory formation across brain regions and abstraction levels. This will 
be achieved via the development of computational models at different 
abstraction levels in the hippocampus the prefrontal cortex and the 
amygdala. By manipulating the biophysical, anatomical and plasticity 
properties of dendrites and tracking the effect on memory, the project 
aims to infer the key rules by which these thin structures shape 
mnemonic processes. These rules will then form the basis for deducing 
theoretical abstractions of trainable neurons with dendrites.The project 
has been running since 2012 and has already produced a number of 
outcomes, which can be found at the following web sites:
www.demory.gr <http://www.demory.gr>, www.dendrites.gr 
<http://www.dendrites.gr>

*Qualifications:* The ideal candidate should have expertise in 
computational neuroscience, preferably but not necessarily in 
biophysical modelling, and a deep interest in neural/dendritic 
computations, learning and memory.

*To apply: **_
Application deadline: October 20^th , 2015 (applications will be 
continuously screened until the positions are filled)._*

The position(s) will be available for 2 years, as of November 1st, 2015.*_
_*Salary: 28,000-36,000 Euro (including benefits), depending on 
experience and career stage.
Candidates should send a *resume and two (2) reference letters* to 
*poirazi[at]imbb.forth.gr*. If possible, recommendations should be sent 
by the referees. *__*
*__*
<http://www.dendrites.gr>*THE POIRAZI LAB*

The Computational Biology Laboratory 
<http://www.imbb.forth.gr/people/poirazi/>at IMBB-FORTH performs 
research that is at the forefront of Computational Neuroscience and 
places special emphasis on understanding the role of dendrites in 
information processing and storage. Outcomes of the lab have 
significantly influenced the field of dendritic computations by 
providing key predictions that were later verified experimentally. For 
her contributions to Neuroscience Dr. Poirazi received several awards 
including the EMBO Young Investigator award, two Marie Curie 
fellowships, a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC), 
membership to the Young Academy of Europe and the Young Scientist 
Community of the World Economic Forum etc.  Yiota Poirazi is currently 
the Chair of FENS-Kavli Network of excellence, a prestigious network of 
30 outstanding Neuroscientists whose goal is to shape the future of 
Neuroscience in Europe and beyond.

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Panayiota Poirazi, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Computational Biology Laboratory
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB)
Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)
Vassilika Vouton, P.O.Box 1385
GR 711 10 Heraklion, Crete, GREECE
Tel: +30 2810 391139
Fax: +30 2810 391101
Εmail: poirazi at imbb.forth.gr
http://www.dendrites.gr

Chair,
FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence
http://www.fens.org/Outreach/FENS-Kavli-Network-of-Excellence/


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