[Comp-neuro] The KiloNeurons ERC project: post-doctoral and PhD research positions in theoretical neuroscience

Yoram Burak yoram.burak at elsc.huji.ac.il
Fri Nov 20 13:14:09 CET 2020


The Burak Lab at the Hebrew University is recruiting *post-doctoral
research associates* and *graduate students* in theoretical neuroscience to
take part in an *ERC Synergy* research project led by Edvard Moser (NTNU)
and Yoram Burak (HUJI). The €10M *KiloNeurons* project is a collaborative
endeavor bringing together theoretical and experimental researchers from
the two labs, aiming to identify how thousands of neurons in the mammalian
cortex interact with each other to achieve computational and cognitive
functions.

Team members at HUJI will develop theories of neural network dynamics and
methodologies for interpretation of large scale neural recordings.
Experimental data will be collected in the Moser Lab, and analyzed in close
collaboration between the labs.

Research will be conducted at the *Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain
Sciences*, offering a superb intellectual environment for interdisciplinary
brain research, with a strong emphasis on systems and computational
neuroscience. The Burak Lab is affiliated also with the *Racah Institute of
Physics*. Extensive interaction, including research visits, will take place
with the *Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience* (Trondheim, Norway).

*Postdoctoral research positions*
Candidates for postdoctoral positions must have an excellent research
record in theoretical neuroscience, theoretical physics, mathematics,
computer science, or a related field, and a keen interest in computational
neuroscience. Experience with research related to machine learning,
statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics, information theory, or large-scale
data analysis, as well as familiarity with research in computational
neuroscience are advantageous, but not individually required. We are
looking for candidates with excellent abilities in theoretical research,
strong intellectual curiosity and drive, and an interest in relating theory
to experimental data.


*To apply for postdoctoral research positions*Please send the following
information to yoram.burak at elsc.huji.ac.il in a *single PDF file*:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. List of publications
3. Brief statement of research interests
4. The names and contact details of three references
Please include the text 'POSTDOC_APPLICATION' in the subject header of the
email.
*Deadline*: For full consideration, applications must be received by
December 21, 2020.


*Graduate student positions*Candidates for graduate student positions must
have an excellent record from their undergraduate studies in physics,
mathematics, computer science, or a related field,  and a keen interest in
computational neuroscience. We are looking for candidates with an excellent
ability to learn new topics and with superb intellectual curiosity and
drive. Students can join through the physics Ph.D. program at the Racah
Institute of Physics, or the Ph.D. program in brain sciences at the Edmond
and Lily Safra Center. Other graduate study programs at the Hebrew
University may be appropriate, depending on the background of the
candidate.


*To apply for graduate student positions*Please send the following
information to yoram.burak at elsc.huji.ac.il in a* single PDF file*:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Grade transcripts from undergraduate studies and, if applicable, M.Sc.
studies
3. Brief statement (up to one page) describing why you would like to join
the project as a graduate student
4. M.Sc. graduates: please provide the names and contact details of two
references
Please include the text 'PHD_APPLICATION' in the subject header of the
email.
*Deadline*: University deadlines and possible starting dates depend on the
specific program joined. For full consideration in this search please apply
by December 21, 2020.

*See also*:

https://www.buraklab.me/kiloneurons

https://sciencebusiness.net/network-updates/ntnu-eu10m-erc-synergy-grant-norwegian-israeli-international-project-brain-research
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