Thursday, July 25, 2013

[Comp-neuro] Open positions at The Neurosciences Institute for both postdocs and scientific programmers

Dear colleagues,

Please forward these advertisements to any who might be interested. Thank you.


Jason G. Fleischer, Ph.D. 
The Neurosciences Institute
800 Silverado St, Suite 302 Tel: (858) 626-2016
La Jolla, CA 92037 USA Fax: (858) 626-2099

Position I: Postdoctoral Researcher

The Neurosciences Institute ( is seeking postdoctoral researchers in computational neuroscience. Successful candidates will work in a collaborative environment to create large scale spiking models of the mammalian nervous system. You will use simulations to explore how connectivity and physiology interact to produce observable neural activity and behavior. The overall goal is to understand the biological bases of perception, motor control, memory, cognition, and, ultimately, consciousness itself.
Candidates should have a background in computational neuroscience or in neuroscience, cognitive science, mathematics, or physics with previous network-level neural modeling experience and strong programming skills.
The Neurosciences Institute is an independent, not-for-profit scientific research organization led by Nobel laureate Gerald M. Edelman. It is located in the beautiful seaside village of La Jolla, a short drive away from other centers of neuroscience research, including the University of California San Diego and The Salk Institute.
Competitive salary levels are dependent upon relevant experience; a full benefit package is available. Send C.V. and cover letter by e-mail to or by mail to Dr. W. E. Gall, The Neurosciences Institute, 800 Silverado St #302, La Jolla, California 92037. The Neurosciences Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position II: Scientific Programmer

The Neurosciences Institute has an immediate need for full-time entry and mid-level computer scientists to support scientific research into the mechanisms of brain function. Job duties include developing and modifying software to numerically simulate neural activity, running computational experiments in collaboration with scientists, and analyzing large data sets.

Successful candidates will be team players familiar with C/C++ in a POSIX environment and with MATLAB. Experience with MPI and other forms of parallel computing, neural networks, cognitive science, computer vision and sensors, control systems, and robotics and is desirable.

The Institute, located in La Jolla, California, is an independent, not-for-profit organization that fosters a creative and collaborative research environment. For more information, see

Competitive salary levels are dependent upon relevant experience; a full benefit package is available. Send resumes by email to or by mail to Dr. W. E. Gall, The Neurosciences Institute, 800 Silverado St #302, La Jolla, CA 92037. The Neurosciences Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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