Tuesday, November 26, 2013

[Comp-neuro] IT Specialist positions in the Center for Research, Inovation, and Dissemination NeuroMat (University of Sao Paulo - Brazil) - Scholarship TT5 -

Dear colleagues,

The recently established Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center
on Neuromathematics (NeuroMat), hosted by the University of São Paulo,
Brazil, and funded by FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation) is
offering technical training scholarships for Computer
Science/Engineering professionals interested in applying their
Computing experience on a world class scientific project.

This project aims to integrate modeling with basic and applied
research at the frontier of neuroscience. The goal of the project is
to develop a mathematical and computational framework leading to the
theoretical understanding of neural systems, fully integrated with
experimental research in neuroscience. New models, theories, and open
source software will be developed to handle the huge quantity of data
produced by current experimental research and to provide a conceptual
framework for the multiscale aspects of neural phenomena.

The recipient will interact with researchers from University of São
Paulo and other NeuroMat collaborating institutions in supporting
activities for the research activities of the center, including
obtaining electrophysiological signals (such as EEG, TMS and EMG) in
experimental sessions, and signal data conditioning and analysis.

- Monthly Salary: BRL 5.908,80 (for 40 hours of work per week)

- Requirements: applicants should be graduated in Computer
Science/Engineering (or other related area) and must have a Ph.D.
degree OR at least five years of proven experience in Information
Technology. Candidates with less experience may still apply and an
appropriate salary will be negotiated with FAPESP.

- Duration: twelve to twenty-four months.

- Place of work: Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) -
University of São Paulo (USP) - São Paulo / Brazil.

- Planned activities include meetings aimed at familiarizing the
candidate with experimental protocols of the research sub-projects,
accompanying experimental sessions for data gathering and
technical-laboratorial support in acquiring electrophysiological
signals, implementation of computational tools for digital signal
processing aimed at conditioning and manipulation of acquired signals,
as well as implementation of statistical algorithms and techniques for
analysis and classification of gathered data. Software developed
within NeuroMat will be both used internally by members of the project
as a means to carry on the project-related research, as well as
released as Open Source Software on the Web portal of the project.

The scholarships will be awarded to candidates with experience in
digital signal processing (preferably, but not exclusively, in
electrophysiological signals), including representation, transforms
and manipulation of signals in time and frequency domains, and who
possess basic knowledge of wavelets. Candidates must also be familiar
with high-level programming languages used in scientific computing,
such as Matlab or Octave, and in statistical analysis, such as R.

To apply for one of these positions, please send your CV to Lourdes
Netto (lourdesv@ime.usp.br) until 13/01/2014.

Yours faithfully,

Amanda S. Nascimento, Ph.D. in Computer Science |
Research Fellow at the University of São Paulo (USP)

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