[Comp-neuro] Open postdoctoral researcher position at Stanford

Aaron Milstein neurosutras at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 20:55:07 CEST 2019


A postdoctoral research position is available in the lab of Dr. Ivan
Soltesz in the Dept. of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of
Medicine, also affiliated with the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at
Stanford. The position is fully funded by NIMH through an NSF-NIH
Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience research grant awarded
to Stanford Instructor Dr. Aaron Milstein. The project is an international
collaboration with Dr. Marlene Bartos at the University of Freiburg,
Germany. The postdoctoral researcher will be co-mentored by Drs. Soltesz
and Milstein. We are seeking a talented scientist to use modern
computational modeling and data analysis methods to understand the roles of
specific inhibitory and excitatory cell types found in hippocampal
microcircuits in controlling spatial learning and memory. In particular, we
are interested in nonlinear signal integration and associative synaptic
plasticity mechanisms in the dendrites of granule cells in the hippocampal
dentate gyrus, and their regulation by a unique class of excitatory
interneurons implicated in epilepsy, the dentate mossy cells. This position
represents a unique opportunity be co-mentored by multiple investigators at
the forefront of the field, and includes funded travel to interact with
experimental collaborators and to attend research conferences in the U.S.
and Europe. We urge interested applicants to read the following papers
describing our recent work, and to include in their cover letter any
insighful comments and questions that they may have:

http://doi.org/10.1126/science.aan3846
http://doi.org/10.1126/science.aan4074
http://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0191-2

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in neuroscience, computational neuroscience, bioengineering, or
computer science
Prior experience in modeling biological neural circuit function and/or
plasticity in health and/or disease

Required Application Materials:

C.V.
Contact information for 2 professional references
A brief personal statement describing your perspective on biological neural
circuit function and/or plasticity, including insightful comments and
questions pertaining to recent publications by Drs. Aaron Milstein, Ivan
Soltesz, Marlene Bartos and colleagues

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status,
or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply here:
https://postdocs.stanford.edu/prospective/opportunities/open-postdoctoral-position-faculty-mentor-ivan-soltesz
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