George Mason University, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research position available immediately to contribute to ongoing cutting-edge research in computational systems biology / neuroscience funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

The initial focus is on the signaling pathways underlying learning and synaptic plasticity in the basal ganglia. The overall project involves a variety of techniques including computer simulations, software development, and electrophysiology, as well as close collaboration between modelers and experimentalists. The incumbent will join the Center for Neural Informatics, Structures, and Plasticity–an interdisciplinary, dynamic and creative research group at George Mason University’s Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, located in northern Virginia (15 miles west of Washington, D.C.). The successful applicant will have office space, a new computer, and a salary on the NIH postdoctoral scale supplemented by excellent state employee benefits.
Research experience with programming languages (e.g. C++, JAVA), modelling packages (e.g. XPPAUT, Genesis), and knowledge of diffusion and stochastic processes is highly desirable. All highly motivated candidates with a recent Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g. biology, computer science, physics, bioinformatics, engineering) are encouraged to apply. All applicants must apply at for position number F8816Z, then send resume, (p)reprints, a one-page description of your motivation, and three recommendation letters either to kblackw1(at)gmu(dot)edu.
Position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.

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