[Comp-neuro] postdoc position with Christopher Rozell at Georgia Tech

Christopher Rozell 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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