[Comp-neuro] postdoc position with Christopher Rozell at Georgia Tech
crozell at gatech.edu
Tue Oct 27 14:15:22 CET 2020
A postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience is available in
the lab of Christopher Rozell at the Georgia Institute of Technology
(Atlanta, GA). This BRAIN Initiative research project seeks to advance
the field of closed-loop computational neuroscience by pioneering the
use of real-time feedback stimulation during experiments to decouple
recurrently connected circuit elements and make stronger causal
inferences about circuit interactions. This position will have a broad
opportunity to develop models and algorithms that are implemented in
novel experiments using closed-loop optogenetic stimulation. We aim to
provide both new scientific insight about computation in neural circuits
(especially sensory coding in the thalamo-cortical circuit) as well as
new approaches and algorithmic tools for the community to use in novel
electrophysiology experiments. This position will work as part of a team
and in close collaboration with the experimental lab of Garrett Stanley
(also at Georgia Tech), and it is expected that the computational and
algorithmic approaches will be implemented experimentally through close
partnership with experimentalists in the Stanley Laboratory.
Applicants should hold a PhD in a related discipline with a strong
record of research impact, quantitative thinking and collaborative work.
Experience in computational neuroscience, machine learning, feedback
control, and causal inference is all advantageous. The lab is committed
to providing a diverse and inclusive environment for all scholars, and
applications are especially encouraged from all underrepresented groups.
Additionally, the lab is committed to the professional development of
the members, making it valuable preparation for people who are
interested in academic, industrial or entrepreneurial careers. The
position has no mandatory teaching or administrative duties. Excellent
(written and oral) communication skills in English are required. This
particular project is part of the Collaborative Research in
Computational Neuroscience program (CRCNS), providing access to a
community of researchers across the country who are focused on similar
types of collaborations between computational and experimental labs.
Georgia Tech's campus in the heart of midtown Atlanta, which has a
thriving and collaborative neuroscience community that has a particular
emphasis on computational and systems neuroscience. Atlanta is also one
of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States, boasting
a wide range of opportunities for recreation and culture. Georgia Tech
has competitive benefits (including comprehensive medical insurance) and
is an equal opportunity employer.
The position would ideally start as soon as possible (spring 2021). The
appointment is initially for 12 months with the expectation of renewal.
Compensation will be commensurate with relevant experience. Candidates
should send a CV, a statement of research experience and interests,
expected date of availability, and the contact information for three
references to crozell at gatech.edu with the subject line "CRCNS postdoc".
Application review will proceed until the position is filled and should
be received by December 1 for full consideration.
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