[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral positions in theoretical neuroscience

Brent Doiron bdoiron at pitt.edu
Sat Apr 15 22:16:50 CEST 2017


Postdoctoral positions in theoretical neuroscience



The Doiron group at the University of Pittsburgh is currently seeking up to
two postdoctoral fellows to work on cutting edge problems in theoretical
neuroscience.



Research topics include:



1) The genesis and consequences of neuronal variability in cortical networks

2) Biologically realistic modeling of assembly formation in cortical
circuits

3) Information transfer in the primary visual system

4) How learning and memory impact population codes



All projects will involve heavy collaboration with several prominent
experimental groups (primate and rodent) both in Pittsburgh as well as
abroad. The positions are 3-year terms (contingent upon satisfactory
progress) with competitive salary and benefits packages offered by the
University of Pittsburgh.  The successful candidate will join the
Mathematics department at the University of Pittsburgh and will have strong
ties to the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh (joint
between Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University).



Candidates should have a Ph.D. in computational neuroscience, mathematics,
physics, or engineering and have an excellent track record of scholarship.
The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer and encourages applications from under-represented groups.
Interested persons should send their CV, a cover letter stating research
interests and career goals, and names and contact information of two
references to bdoiron at pitt.edu  . The competition will remain open until
the positions are filled.



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-- 
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
University of Pittsburgh
301 Thackeray Hall
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
www.math.pitt.edu/~bdoiron
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