[Comp-neuro] Fw: two postdoctoral positions in the Canavier Lab

Canavier, Carmen C. ccanav at lsuhsc.edu
Fri Nov 3 21:58:09 CET 2017


The contact information for these positions has been updated. Please contact  Carmen Canavier ccanav at lsuhsc.edu with any questions.


Two Postdoctoral Researcher positions are available in the computational neuroscience lab of Carmen Canavier in the School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. The primary duties will involve linear and non-linear analyses, writing code, calibrating single neuron models, and generating predictions that lead to additional experiments. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or a related field of study. The ideal candidate would have experience with the simulation package NEURON and some knowledge of the basal ganglia for the first position and of the hippocampus for the second position. Familiarity with nonlinear dynamics, signal processing, and coding in C and or python in a Linux environment is also desirable.


The first position is to study the dynamic diversity of midbrain dopamine neurons in close collaboration with electrophysiologist Jochen Roeper at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. The successful candidate will construct morphologically and biophysically realistic models of distinct subpopulations of dopamine neurons to account for experimentally observed differences in their bursting and pacemaking dynamics. These simulations will require in some cases incorporation of stochastic channel models and second messenger cascades.  Qualified candidates may submit resume along with cover letter and contact information for three references electronically to:

https://www.lsuhsc.edu/Administration/hrm/CareerOpportunities/Home/Detail/1832.


The second position is to study cholinergic contributions to hippocampal information processing in close collaboration with electrophysiologist Sonia Gasparini. The successful candidate will construct a morphologically and biophysically realistic model of a hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neuron to explain the observed frequency selectivity of different dendritic regions for slow versus fast gamma band inputs. Some network modeling will also be required for the project. Qualified candidates may submit resume along with cover letter and contact information for three references electronically to:

https://www.lsuhsc.edu/Administration/hrm/CareerOpportunities/Home/Detail/1821?



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