Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neural Systems Modeling - Simula
Simula Research Laboratory is searching to fill a 4-year full time postdoctoral position, with 75% of the time devoted to research and 25% reserved for other career promoting activities such as lecturing or mentoring.
The successful candidate will work directly with Drs. Andy Edwards and Aslak Tveito at Simula, and interface closely with Drs. Marianne Fyhn, Torkel Hafting, Koen Vervaeke, and Gaute Einevoll at CINPLA. Together these investigators will provide an outstanding training environment both in the specific disciplines of systems neuroscience and more broadly in computational electrophysiology.
In this position, the candidate will develop and implement models for interrogating the effects of genetic and pharmacologic manipulation of perineuronal nets on single neuron and network function in visual and spatial information processing. The modeling approach will take advantage of tools and resources available through the Human Brain Project, and developed locally such as the NEST and LFPy simulators. The experimental goals will involve opportunities to apply or learn classical slice electrophysiology and single/multi-unit extracellular recordings, as well as advanced in vivo optical recordings and in vivo patch clamping.
Career development activities will include course development and teaching in the annual summer school at Simula and Advanced Neurobiology course at UiO, as well as secondary mentoring of junior doctoral students within the BrainMatrix project and finally through assistance in developing collaborative workshops supported through INTPART funding from the RCN.
- Application deadline: as soon as possible, but no later than August 20, 2017.
- Starting date: as early as possible, but no later than October 1, 2017.
For more information and to apply, please follow this link: https://www.simula.no/about/job/postdoctoral-fellowship-neural-systems-modeling