[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Positions in the Rinberg and Shoham labs

Dmitry Rinberg rinberg at nyu.edu
Thu Jan 17 14:59:27 CET 2019

The Rinberg and Shoham labs at NYU Medical School are seeking to fill multiple postdoctoral positions at the interface of computational systems neuroscience and advanced neurotechnology.  We study how olfactory and visual information is represented and processed in neural activity patterns, and how the brain extracts information relevant for behavior. The postdoctoral researches will be involved in joint- and individual-lab projects as members of NYU’s vibrant world-class hub for computational systems neuroscience, of NYU Tech4Health, a new biomedical technology development institute, and of an international collaboration network.

Our labs employ modern techniques including one- and two-photon imaging and patterned optogenetics, Si-probe electrophysiology, and psychophysics approaches to systematically explore the behavioral readout of spatiotemporal neuronal codes in behaving animals. Different projects tackle this challenge using either cellular-resolution (multiphoton) or large-scale (mesoscopic) tools, in combination with advanced statistical analyses and theoretical modeling. In addition to conventional tools, we are developing new cutting-edge tools for bidirectional high-precision probing and monitoring of information processing in behaving animals, and for potential applications: the Rinberg lab is developing a bio-electronic nose - a universal, versatile, and very sensitive chemical detector based on the mouse olfactory system. The Shoham lab is working towards holography-based solutions for vision restoration.

This is an excellent opportunity for computationally and technologically inclined candidates to find their niche in-between developing cutting edge technologies and applying the technologies to fundamental scientific questions.  An ideal candidate should have a background in neuroscience, physics/engineering and math. Knowledge and experience in optics, imaging, multi-neuron physiology and computational methods are a big plus.

Please contact Dima Rinberg: rinberg at nyu.edu <mailto:rinberg at nyu.edu> or Shy Shoham: shoham at nyu.edu <mailto:shoham at nyu.edu>. See also: www.rinberglab.com <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.rinberglab.com_&d=DwMFaQ&c=slrrB7dE8n7gBJbeO0g-IQ&r=jQYLgfZRo7KJgzYXsX3Z2A&m=VHgHxkhI0Do5IHlHm_OSnyc6ppJ9VQZXSN-QQxEfwYo&s=fZH-CvOB91o_wR1pxuVTTVG4KD0EmXiSsc8Oyjwmwm0&e=>, niel.net.technion.ac.il <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__niel.net.technion.ac.il_&d=DwMFaQ&c=slrrB7dE8n7gBJbeO0g-IQ&r=jQYLgfZRo7KJgzYXsX3Z2A&m=VHgHxkhI0Do5IHlHm_OSnyc6ppJ9VQZXSN-QQxEfwYo&s=3FeYO0lmpY9G8Y8ike9qtnKGdt62P7Hq8kHvjrvKukU&e=>
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