[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position in Computational Neuroscience, Italian Institute of Technology

Stefano Panzeri stefano.panzeri at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 07:50:37 CEST 2020

A postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience is available at
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Italy to work with Stefano Panzeri (
https://www.iit.it/people/stefano-panzeri). The successful candidate will
conduct research in the laboratory of Neural Computation of Prof. Panzeri
and in collaboration with Prof. Christopher Harvey at Harvard Medical

We investigate, by developing and using advanced data analysis methods and
neural network models, how circuits of neurons in the brain encode
information and use it to produce appropriate behaviors. The Neural
Computation laboratory offers a wide range of interdisciplinary expertise
in computational neuroscience, including both advanced neural analysis
techniques and neural network modeling.  The laboratory also offers a
thriving, ambitious research environment which is well funded (including
several grants from the NIH Brain Initiative). This gives successful
candidates ample opportunities for advanced training and personal
scientific growth.

We seek candidates holding a PhD in a numerate or neuroscientific
discipline, with a solid computational background and a keen interest in
neuroscience. They must be highly motivated and creative individuals who
want to work in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary research environment and be
willing to interact with both experimental and theoretical neuroscientists.

For recent publications relevant to this project, see:

Runyan C. A., et al (2017) Distinct timescales of population coding across
cortex, *Nature*: 548: 92-96.

G. Pica, et al (2017) Quantifying how much sensory information in a neural
code is relevant for behavior, *Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS

Panzeri S., et al (2017) Cracking the neural code for sensory perception by
combining statistics, intervention and behaviour. *Neuron* 93: 491-507

Chettih and Harvey (2019) Single-neuron perturbations reveal
feature-specific competition in V1. *Nature* 567, 334

Chong, E. et al (2020) Manipulating synthetic optogenetic odors reveals the
coding logic of olfactory perception. *Science* 368, 1329.

The deadline for applications is *Oct. 27th, 2020*. Applications will be
examined as soon as they are received and until the position is filled.
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to email Stefano Panzeri (
stefano.panzeri at iit.it) as soon as possible, to informally inform him of
their interest for the position and initiate a discussion about research
projects. Formal applications should be submitted, before the deadline,
through the following web site:



Stefano Panzeri
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