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Postdoctoral position in Computational Neuroscience

A postdoctoral position supported by the BRAIN initiative is available at The Rockefeller University under the guidance of George Reeke in collaboration with Charles Gilbert and Winrich Freiwald.  The overall project will study cortical mechanisms of object recognition and more specifically the influence of top-down task-and attentional influences on cortical dynamics and perceptual learning in areas of the visual cortical pathway.  The computational work will involve developing and running large-scale spiking models of cortical regions studied in the overall project, with the goal of developing an accurate theoretical understanding of the phenomena observed in the experimental research.

The successful candidate should, ideally, have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of neuroscience with a strong knowledge of mammalian visual systems and neuronal systems modeling.  The candidate will be expected to develop suitable software to supplement the available tools as needed and will be able to work both independently and as part of a team.  Interested individuals should send a c.v. and the names of three references to Dr. George Reeke (reeke@rockefeller.edu) with a subject line “Computational Neuroscience postdoc position”.  The position is available immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.