[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral research in theoretical neuroscience

Brent Doiron bdoiron at pitt.edu
Sat Sep 29 14:40:42 CEST 2018

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

Research topics include

1) Large-scale collaboration on modeling diverse inhibitory circuits in
mouse V1.  The research will be in collaboration with the Columbia theory
center (Ken Miller, Larry Abbott, Misha Tsodyks, and Liam Paninski) as well
as experimental labs at Berkeley (Adesnik lab, Ji lab) , UCSF (Scanziani
lab) and Caltech (Cai lab).

2) Modeling population activity in the visual system and its modulation
through top-down cognitive processes.

3) Modeling the formation and stability mechanics of learning in
recurrently coupled cortical networks.

All projects will involve heavy collaboration with several prominent
experimental groups 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

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.

Professor of Mathematics
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
University of Pittsburgh
301 Thackeray Hall
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
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