A research associate position in mathematical and theoretical neuroscience is available in the working group of Eric Shea-Brown at the University of Washington, Department of Applied Mathematics. In addition to research, the postdoctoral fellow will teach two one-quarter applied mathematics courses per year.

Information about the department can be found at: http://www.amath.washington.edu.
Research topics will be chosen to complement the individual interests and new ideas of the postdoctoral fellow, together with ongoing projects in the working group. These projects include population coding topics motivated by statistical dynamics of simple neural models, mechanisms for optimal decision making and timing, and spike time patterns and reliability in structured networks. Collaboration with experimental neuroscientists and with other theorists is the norm.
The position provides a competitive annual salary and benefits.
Requirements include (1) deep interest in theoretical neuroscience; (2) a PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science, theoretical biology or neurobiology, statistics, physics, engineering, or a related area; (3) an ability and affinity for communicating mathematical science clearly, both in cross-disciplinary collaborations and in the applied mathematics classroom.
The University of Washington offers rich neuroscience, mathematical science, and bioengineering communities with numerous opportunities for collaboration, and Seattle offers an interesting and extremely beautiful place to live.
Applicants should send a curriculum vita and a statement of research and teaching interests. Further, arrangements should be made to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to:
Department of Applied Mathematics
Attn: Postdoctoral search in neuroscience
University of Washington
Box 352420
Seattle, WA 98195-2420
Screening of applications will begin on January 15, 2008; the position has a (flexible) start date of Fall 2008. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

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