Postdoctoral position is available starting July 1st, 2008 at the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology ( and the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at the University of California, Riverside (Bazhenov laboratory).

The long-range goal of our research program is to understand cellular and network mechanisms underlying normal and paroxysmal oscillations in the brain and the role of neuronal oscillations and synchrony in information processing. The position available involves working with a team of researchers to understand intrinsic and circuit mechanisms underlying slow wave sleep oscillations in the thalamocortical system. It includes developing detailed conductance-based and large-scale reduced network models of thalamic and cortical circuits based on anatomical and physiological data available from our collaborators; simulating the behavior of anatomically realistic thalamocortical networks in different sleep states and to study the role of sleep oscillations in consolidation of memory traces acquired during wakefulness. More information about our research is available at
This position requires experience in computational neuroscience and/or computer modeling. Background in electrophysiology and programming experience with C/C++ and Matlab are very desirable.
Applicants should send a brief statement of research interests, a CV and the names of three references to Maxim Bazhenov at

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