We are seeking applications from highly motivated individuals for two postdoctoral positions in Alfonso Renart’s group at the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, in Lisbon, Portugal. The work will take place in the context of a collaborative project funded by the Human Frontier Research Program which also involves the labs of Paul Chadderton (Imperial College London) and Sebastian Royer (Center for Functional Connectomics, Seoul, Korea). The overall goal of the project is to combine state of the art techniques for recording and manipulating neural activity during behavior, and theoretical analysis, in order to establish the dynamical basis of memory traces holding information about external events.
One position is targeted to the theoretical study and analysis of non-stationary memory traces. Experience in modeling of recurrent neural circuits and in machine learning techniques for extracting structure from high-dimensional data will be highly valued.
The other position is targeted to the recording and optical manipulation of population activity in the prefrontal cortex of awake behaving mice. Candidates with experience on in-vivo electrophysiology, ideally in awake behaving rodents, and/or optogenetics are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send applications (cover letter, CV and contact information of references) to eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%61%6c%66%6f%6e%73%6f%2e%72%65%6e%61%72%74%40%6e%65%75%72%6f%2e%66%63%68%61%6d%70%61%6c%69%6d%61%75%64%2e%6f%72%67%22%3e%61%6c%66%6f%6e%73%6f%2e%72%65%6e%61%72%74%40%6e%65%75%72%6f%2e%66%63%68%61%6d%70%61%6c%69%6d%61%75%64%2e%6f%72%67%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')). Openings are available immediately and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
The Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme (CNP) aims at establishing links between nervous system function of behavior. Our scientific goals are represented by the full intellectual scope of the scientists of the program. The institute is located at the beautiful waterfront of Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon offers a sunny Atlantic-Mediterranean climate, affordable cost of living, and vibrant culture, with good public transportation, international schools and convenient housing options both within and outside the city center. English is the official language of the institute.
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