The Neural Computation Laboratory at IIT (https://www.iit.it/research/lines/neural-computation) is opening a postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience.
The lab, headed by Stefano Panzeri, aims to crack the neural code using neural network modeling and computational analyses of neurophysiological and neuroimaging recordings. The laboratory offers a range of strongly interdisciplinary expertise in computational neuroscience, including information theory and other types of advanced single-trial neural analyses, advanced spectral analysis, and biophysically plausible neural network modeling.
The successful candidate will develop and use tools for the analysis of electrophysiological and neuroimaging data to understand how the frequency spectrum of neural activity may be used to infer network properties such as the balance between excitation and inhibition, and of how these properties influence sensory information coding.
The successful candidate would have the opportunity to benefit from an extensive set of existing collaborations with leading neurophysiological laboratories, including those of Nikos Logothetis at Max Planck Tubingen (collaborating on oscillations, sensory information coding and neuromodulation), Tommaso Fellin at IIT (collaborating on Optogenetics, Neurophysiology and Neural coding), Mathew Diamond at SISSA (collaborating on somatosensory coding).
Candidates must hold a PhD in a numerate scientific discipline. They must be highly motivated and creative individuals who want to work in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary research environment and be willing to interact with both experimental and theoretical neuroscientists.
Please send your application both to firstname.lastname@example.org and to Dr. Stefano Panzeri email@example.com before March 5th, 2017 including curriculum vitae plus a statement describing previous research experience and its relevance to this topic and names and contacts of two referees.
Please quote “Post doc position in Computational Neuroscience position at the Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems (CNCS@UniTn)- Rovereto Trento CB: 73216 ” in the subject.
For reference to recent work of the lab please see:
Panzeri S, Harvey C.D., Piasini E. Latham P.E., Fellin T (2017) Cracking the neural code for sensory perception by combining statistics, intervention and behavior. Neuron, in press
Safaai, H., et al (2015) Modelling the effect of Locus Coeruleous firing on single trial cortical state dynamics and sensory processing. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112(41): 12834–12839
Zuo Y, et al (2015) Spike timing and spike rate make complementary contributions to perceptual decisions in rat S1 and S2 cortex. Current Biology 25: 357-363
Besserve M, Lowe S, Logothetis NK, Scholkopf B, Panzeri S (2015) Shifts of gamma phase across primary visual cortical sites reflect dynamic stimulus- modulated information transfer. PLoS Biology 13(9): e1002257. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002257
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