<div dir="ltr"><br><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Nimbus Roman No9 L",serif"><b><span style="font-size:18pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Joint research project
between MIT and FAU</span></b><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Nimbus Roman No9 L",serif"><span style="font-size:13.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Spend
the Spring semester (2019) visiting two booming neuroscience hubs: Jupiter,
Florida and Boston, Massachusetts</span><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"></span></p>

<p style="margin-right:0in;margin-left:0in;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">We are looking for a talented student that will apply
analytical techniques to study the dynamics of cellular interactions that
underlie the consolidation of memory during sleep.  The project will involve the analysis of neural
data (single cells, local field potentials) recorded from multiple brain areas
(neocortex, thalamus, hippocampus) in sleeping rodents.</span></p>

<p style="margin-right:0in;margin-left:0in;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The
project is a collaboration between the laboratories of Drs. Carmen Varela (Florida
Atlantic University, FAU) and Matthew Wilson (Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, MIT).</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Nimbus Roman No9 L",serif"><b><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Requirements:</span></b><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"> 
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated
initiative and dedication, ability to learn fast. Strong analytical skills,
including signal processing and programming. Majors in EECS, Physics and
Neuroscience are encouraged to apply.  </span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Nimbus Roman No9 L",serif"><b><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">What
you get:  </span></b></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="text-align:justify;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Nimbus Roman No9 L",serif"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"Times New Roman"">      
</span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">A
paid semester of research (with possibility of extension) in systems
neuroscience, including the application of analytical skills to electrophysiology
data. </span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-align:justify;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Nimbus Roman No9 L",serif"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"Times New Roman"">      
</span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Learn
about neuroscience opportunities in two thriving environments, MIT and FAU:  the Jupiter campus of FAU is a rapidly growing
neuroscience hub that also holds our partners the Max Planck Florida Institute
for Neuroscience and Scripps Research Institute.  Gain additional direct insight into MIT’s established
programs and laboratories.</span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="text-align:justify;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Nimbus Roman No9 L",serif"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"Times New Roman"">      
</span></span><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Possibility
of presenting results from your work at a neuroscience conference.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Nimbus Roman No9 L",serif"><b><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Contact:</span></b><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">  Submit resume and a
brief paragraph commenting on how your skills and background could be helpful
to this neuroscience project. Let Dr. Carmen Varela know when you would be
available for an interview. </span><span class="gmail-MsoHyperlink" style="color:blue;text-decoration-line:underline"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><a href="mailto:carmenv@mit.edu" style="color:blue">carmenv@mit.edu</a></span></span>   <span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><a href="https://www.thethalamus.org/" style="color:blue">https://www.thethalamus.org/</a></span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"> </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span></p></div></div>