[Comp-neuro] Post-doc - Detailed Neuronal Modeling - Blue Brain Project, Geneva, Switzerland

emuller eilif.mueller at epfl.ch
Wed Mar 28 00:31:09 CEST 2018

Dear comp-neuro community,

I wish to draw your attention to an opening for a post-doctoral
researcher in "Detailed Neuron Modeling" (full advert below), at the
Blue Brain Project, EPFL Biotech Campus, Geneva, Switzerland.

For more details, and instructions how to apply, see:

Best regards,

Dr. Eilif Muller
Section Manager - Simulation Neuroscience - Cells & Circuits
Task Leader - Community Engagement - HBP Brain Simulation SP

EPFL - Blue Brain Project
Biotech Campus
Chemin des Mines 9
1202 Geneva

Tel: +41 21 693 0698
Fax: +41 21 693 5350
www: http://bluebrain.epfl.ch/page-77926-en.html
www: http://neuralensemble.org/people/eilifmuller


BBP - Post-doctoral Researcher in Detailed Neuron Modeling

Your mission :

The EPFL Blue Brain Project (BBP), situated on the Campus Biotech in
Geneva, Switzerland, applies advanced neuroinformatics, data analytics,
high-performance computing and simulation-based approaches to the
challenge of understanding the structure and function of the mammalian
brain in health and disease. The BBP provides the community with
regular releases of data, models and tools to accelerate neuroscience
discovery and clinical translation through open science and global
collaboration. Within the Cells & Circuits division we are looking for
a Post-doctoral Researcher in Detailed Neuron Modeling

Main duties and responsibilities include :

The primary objectives for this position are to strengthen on-going
large-scale detailed neuron modeling, model validation efforts in the
project, and to undertake original scientific research to characterize
the role of intrinsic cellular mechanisms in computation and dynamics
at the network level. Scientific leadership is expected to supervise
computational neuroscience students, as is an intimate knowledge of the
employed software in order to interface with engineering teams. The
position is in close contact with an electrophysiology lab and modeling
will go hand in hand with available and newly acquired experimental

Your profile :

* PhD in neuroscience, computational neuroscience, physics or related
* Expert in NEURON and multi-compartment conductance-based modeling as
  demonstrated by strong publication record 
* Expert in scientific computing (python, scipy, numpy, hdf5, gsl,
  Linux, etc.)
* Knowledge of whole cell electrophysiology, ion channel experiments
* Experience in automated neuron model optimization techniques
* Experience in other programming languages (C++), parallel computing
  and software development (unit testing, continuous integration,
  version control, debugging and documentation) is of advantage
* Experience in supervision of students and teaching 
* Strong team player and fluent English in speech and writing

We offer :

* An internationally visible project in simulation-based research in
  neuroscience having a leading role in the EU FET flagship “Human
  Brain Project”
* A young, dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and international working
* Very competitive salary

Start date : Until position is filled
Term of employment : Fixed-term (CDD)
Work rate : 100%
Duration : 1 year (renewable)

Contact :
Applicants should submit a cover letter and a detailed CV in PDF format
only, with file name “Surname_position _Cover Letter” and
“Surname_positon _CV” electronically to jobs.bbp at epfl.ch 

Please refer to the position title in the “subject” field. 

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