A full-time postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience is available for studying the role of oscillatory synchronization in olfactory systems. The aim of the project is to understand the mechanisms of odour coding by means of a multidisciplinary approach combining models and experiments.

The candidate will have to interact with other researchers in a mixed team of modellers using mathematical and computational methods and experimentalists performing electrophysiological recordings of neurons. The project also includes collaboration with the CNRS in Lyon, France.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the statistical analysis of experimental data and for designing network models based on experimental findings. The work will be performed either at LORIA, a computer science laboratory from the National Institute for Computer Science (INRIA) in Nancy, or at the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in Versailles, at half an hour train from down-town Paris.
The position is for 18 months, starting on Jan. 2009 with a possible extension up to three years. Candidates should hold a PhD degree in a relevant discipline (Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics). The candidate should have expertise in programming (Python, MySQL, C/C++, Matlab), and should demonstrate a strong interest in biophysics, systems neuroscience, or cognitive neuroscience. Knowledge in statistics would also be appreciated.
Applications including a CV, a motivation letter and the names of two references must be sent electronically to Dominique Martinez (Dominique.Martinez(at)loria(dot)fr) and Jean-Pierre Rospars(Rospars(at)versailles(dot)inra(dot)fr).

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