Ref: CB 67913, CB 68670, CB 68677
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Applications are sought for three post-doctoral researchers to work in computational neuroscience. The postdoctoral candidates will be working in the Centre for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems in Trento (Italy), under the supervision of Prof. S. Panzeri.
The postdoctoral scientists will work on computational approaches to the studies of neural coding and will use mathematical analysis methods and neural network models to understand how microscopic, mescoscopic and macroscopic networks in the brain interact to encode information relevant for behaviour.
The ideal candidates will have a strong background in numerate sciences (physics, mathematics, engineering or informatics), and a keen interest in applying their numerate background to making breakthroughs in the understanding of the brain.
The postdoctoral researchers will be based for most of their time at the IIT (CNCS@UNITN), supervised by internationally recognized experts and will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories. The postdoctoral researchers will have access to the international network of neurophysiological collaborators of the Neural Computation lab, which includes N.K. Logothetis (Tuebingen), M.E. Diamond (SISSA) and several other leading neurophysiological laboratories.
Proficiency in English is required.
Interested applicants should contact Stefano Panzeri (
) for any informal queries. For a formal application, the candidate will submit CV, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and name and email addresses of two referees by e-mail to both
and Sara Maistrelli (
The deadline for the application is December 5th 2013.
For recent reviews about the work in the laboratory of Neural Computation, prospective applicants are invited to consult the following articles:
G.T. Einevoll, C. Kayser, N.K. Logothetis and S. Panzeri (2013) Modelling and analysis of local field potential for studying the function of cortical circuits. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 14:770-785
Panzeri S, Brunel N, Logothetis NK, Kayser C (2010) Neural codes at multiple temporal scales in sensory cortex. Trends in Neuroscience 33: 111-120
Quian Quiroga R, Panzeri S (2009) Extracting information from neuronal populations: information theory and decoding approaches. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 10: 173-185
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