Tuesday, June 25, 2013

[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position in Valparaiso, Chile

Dear all,

The following position is available.

Best Regards

Post-Doctoral position available at the Computational Neuroscience lab, Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia de Valparaíso. Dr. Patricio Orio

Research Topic: Mathematical modeling of the electrical activity of cold sensitive nerve endings.

In order to understand the dynamics of thermosensation in physiological and pathological conditions, we will fit and analyze conductance-based models of cold receptors. We will employ parameter optimization algorithms and tools for dynamical system analysis. This work will not only shed light about the role of different ion conductances in cold thermoreceptors, but also on how an oscillatory system can maintain its regular behaviour despite dramatic changes of parameters induced by temperature.
Applicants must be interested in working in an interdisciplinary work environment, as well as possess mathematical knowledge in dynamical systems, neural excitability and/or analysis of oscillatory phenomena. Also programming skills are desirable. Possible applicant's profiles include:
- PhD in physics or applied mathematics with interest on biological phenomena.
- PhD in neuroscience or related areas with advanced mathematical skills.

CONTACT Interested candidates should send CV and references to Dr. Rodolfo Madrid e-mail: rodolfo.madrid@usach.cl

Funded by CONICYT Grant ACT-1113: Physiological role of TRP channels in thermal sensory transduction and synaptic plasticity

Prof. Patricio Orio
Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencias de Valparaíso CINV
Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile

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