[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral opening at Brandeis University

Thomas Fai tfai at brandeis.edu
Thu Feb 28 18:26:25 CET 2019


Dear Colleagues,

There is a postdoctoral position available in my group in the Mathematics
department at Brandeis University, for a research project involving the
modeling and numerical simulation of membrane-bound vesicle transport
inside of neurons.

The position is for up to 2 years and is funded by an NIH postdoc training
grant in Neuroscience. Funding is limited to US citizens or permanent
residents. Candidates should be available to start by June 2019.

Please circulate this advertisement (details below) to any potential
candidates. For further info, contact me directly at tfai at brandeis.edu.

Thank you,
Thomas Fai

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A postdoctoral position is available at Brandeis University to work on
mathematical modeling and simulation of membrane-bound vesicle transport
inside of neurons (hosted by Thomas Fai). Mathematical techniques include
PDE-based models of cell mechanics and fluid dynamics, numerical methods
for fluid-structure interaction, dynamical systems, and asymptotics.
Potential research topics include building stochastic models to assess the
importance of noise, using image processing of experimental data to
characterize the behavior in real dendritic spine geometries, and exploring
the mechanisms of synaptic strengthening and atrophy.

The postdoc will join the Mathematics Department at Brandeis University (
http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/mathematics/) and have strong ties to
the Neuroscience group (http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/). The position, which
is for up to 2 years contingent on funding and satisfactory progress, is
funded through an NIH postdoc training grant in Neuroscience. Postdocs in
this program participate in seminars and journal clubs, obtain mentoring
experience, and are expected to apply for external awards during the first
year.

Funding is limited to US citizens or permanent residents. Candidates should
be prepared to start no later than June 16, 2019. Candidates should hold a
Ph.D (in neuroscience, mathematics, physics, engineering, or a related
topic) by the starting date, have an excellent track record of scholarship,
with experience in numerical simulations and interest in learning continuum
mechanics and/or fluid dynamics. For further information, contact Thomas Fai
 (tfai at brandeis.edu).
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