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Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Neuroscience
The laboratories of Dr. Patrick Hof (Department of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY) and Dr. Christina Weaver (Department of Mathematics, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA) seek a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to develop computational models of cortical neurons, and new methods to analyze these models. The NIH funded research explores interactions between morphological and physiological changes in the aging primate cortex. The postdoctoral fellow will be based at Mount Sinai's Department of Neuroscience and Computational Neurobiology and Imaging Center (CNIC) with Dr. Hof, but will collaborate closely with Dr. Weaver and with Dr. Jennifer Luebke (Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA). The candidate will also have the opportunity to learn experimental techniques including confocal imaging and in vitro electrophysiology. Further information on the Computational Neurobiology and Imaging Center can be found at http://www.mssm.edu/cnic .
Candidates should have, or be near finishing, a Ph.D. in math, physics or computer science with a strong demonstrated interest in neuroscience, or a Ph.D. in neuroscience with a strong computational background. Experience with computer programming is essential. Experience with NEURON compartmental modeling software and automated parameter optimization is preferred. Strong communication skills in English are required. The position is available immediately, for an initial two-year appointment (renewable). Salary will be commensurate with experience, according to the NIH NRSA pay scale.
Applications received by December 15, 2012 will receive full consideration. Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief statement of current and future research interests, and the contact information of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.