[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Position at The Rockefeller University

George Reeke reeke at mail.rockefeller.edu
Thu Apr 21 18:20:58 CEST 2016

Postdoctoral position in Computational Neuroscience

A postdoctoral position supported by the BRAIN initiative is available
at The Rockefeller University under the guidance of George Reeke in
collaboration with Charles Gilbert and Winrich Freiwald.  The overall
project will study cortical mechanisms of face and object recognition
and more specifically the influence of top-down task and attentional
influences on cortical dynamics and perceptual learning in areas of
the visual cortical pathway.  The computational work will involve
developing and running large-scale spiking models of multiple cortical
regions studied in the overall project, with the goal of developing an
accurate theoretical understanding of the phenomena observed in the
experimental research.  We are also interested in trying to combine
aspects of neural-ensemble style modeling with single-cell modeling
where possible to achieve computational efficiency without sacrifice
of biological realism, and in devising better statistical approaches
for analyzing correlations between firing in different brain areas
and between firing records and modeling results.

Rockefeller is installing a high-performance computing system with a
large number of both CPU and GPU nodes which will provide a state-of-
the-art platform for the proposed computational studies.

The successful candidate should, ideally, have a Ph.D. in a relevant
area of neuroscience with a strong knowledge of mammalian visual
systems and experience programming and running models of neuronal
systems.  The candidate will be expected to develop suitable software
to supplement the available tools as needed and will be able to work
both independently and as part of a team.  Interested individuals
should send a c.v. and the names of three references to Dr. George
Reeke (reeke at rockefeller.edu) with a subject line "Computational
Neuroscience postdoc position".  The position is available immediate-
ly, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer -

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