Two postdoctoral positions are available starting July 1st, 2008 in the laboratory of Maxim Bazhenov at the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology and the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at the University of California, Riverside:

The long-range goal of our research program is to understand general aspects and basic mechanisms of biological rhythms and the role of neuronal oscillations and synchrony in information processing. Our work focuses on the following areas: (1) studying cellular and network mechanisms for normal (sleep, activated states) and abnormal (epilepsy) oscillations in the thalamocortical system; (2) investigating principles and rules of olfactory information processing; this project is targeted to discover the general principles and the neural circuitry involved in the encoding of sensory information in the brain. To address these questions, we use broad spectrum of computational approaches ranging from detailed conductance based models developed from experimental data to different classes of simplified neuronal models that allow large-scale analysis with realistic network structure. Our research involves extensive collaboration with experimental groups of Dr. Laurent (Caltech), Dr. Stopfer (NIH), Dr. Timofeev (Laval University). More information about our research is available at
One position is in computational neuroscience. It requires experience in computational neuroscience and/or computer modeling. Programming experience with C/C++ and Matlab is a plus. Second position is in experimental electrophysiology (a combination of computational and experimental efforts is desirable). Extensive experience in patch-clamp recordings and slice electrophysiology is required.
Applicants should send a brief statement of research interests, recent CV, 2-3 sample manuscripts, and three letters of reference (mailed directly from referees) to Maxim Bazhenov, 10010 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037 USA or by email to

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