A postdoctoral position is available in the Computational Neuroscience Unit of Dr. Erik De Schutter at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology for large scale network simulations of the cerebellum. We have build an anatomically detailed 3D network model of cerebellar cortex with physiologically realistic neural spiking and synaptic properties.

The postdoc will use this model to study population coding in the cerebellar cortex and/or the effect of distributed synaptic plasticity on cerebellar learning. In addition, the postdoc will contribute towards expanding this network model to include the cerebellar nuclei and olivary nucleus.
Candidates should have experience in data-driven neural network modeling, preferentially using the NEURON simulator. Previous interest in the research questions mentioned or in cerebellar function is recommended. The postdoc is expected to interact with other researchers and students in the lab who are working on related projects.
Attractive financial and working conditions are offered in an English language environment located on a beautiful subtropical island. Starting date from June 2010 onwards. More information about the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology is available at http://www.oist.jp/
Send curriculum vitae, summary of research interests and experience, and the names of three referees to Dr. Erik De Schutter at erik(at)oist(dot)jp

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