POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE)
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans
Functional Position Title POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE)
Position Number 00036012 Appointment Type Regular Location-City New Orleans School/Division LSUNO BASIC HEALTH SCIENCES Department LSUNO Anatomy Position Summary
In close collaboration with our experimental collaborators, the Postdoctoral Researcher will design, organize and conduct highly specialized computer simulations using established scientific protocols and procedures and in some cases design new protocols; summarize findings and, publish results in research journals; provide training, supervision and guidance to junior technicians, students and researchers. The focus of this lab is computational neuroscience, in particular to study oscillations and synchrony in single neuron models involving cortical and basal ganglia networks. The primary duties will involve linear and non-linear analyses, writing code, calibrating single neuron models, and generating predictions that lead to additional experiments.
Additional Position Information
A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Carmen Canavier’s lab at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans to model theta-nested gamma oscillations in the hippocampal formation in close collaboration with John White’s lab at Boston University. We use both theoretical and computational approaches in a synergistic loop with our collaborators’ experiments. We use both the NEURON and BRIAN simulation packages with easy access to our own Linux servers and the University’s computational cluster.
Required Education PhD
If Other Required Education, please specify Discipline(s) Engineering, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Computer Science or related field of study Certifications/Licenses Required Indicate the minimum number of years required to do the job None Indicate the type of experience required to do the job None Indicate if any combination of specific experience, training and education may be substituted for the required education or experience
If Other Preferred Education, please specify Discipline(s) Certifications/Licenses Preferred Indicate the preferred experience to perform the job Signal processing experience and familiarity with nonlinear dynamicsWriting code, running the simulation package NEURON, using single neuron models
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number U00585P
Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Posting Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Application Review Date to Begin Special Instructions Summary
Email Dr. Carmen Canavier, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions, would like more information, or to highlight your application.
LSU Health New Orleans is committed to leveraging diversity as an educational resource and an institutional core value. We seek candidates who will contribute to a climate where students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds have equitable access and success opportunities. As an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, we welcome all to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
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Do you possess now or will you possess a PhD in Engineering, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Computer Science or related field of study prior to start date?