A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available in the area of computational neuroscience in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, LSU Health New Orleans in the lab of Dr. Carmen Canavier. There are four years remaining on this project. The work will be conducted in close collaboration with the experimental lab of Dr. John White at Boston University. The project is focused on PV positive fast spiking interneurons and their role in gamma and theta oscillations as related to learning and memory. The project will include both theoretical and empirical analyses of the synchronization properties of these neurons when embedded in larger networks, and in particular the contribution of intrinsic neuronal properties as compared to synaptic properties. The required analyses will draw upon linear and nonlinear systems theory, probability theory and signal processing.
Qualified candidates may submit resume along with cover letter and contact information for three references. Apply Online: https://www.lsuhsc.edu/Administration/hrm/CareerOpportunities/Home/Detail/3643
The LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans encourages women and minority candidates to submit applications for this position.
LSUHSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Applications should be received before November 15th to ensure consideration for the position.
PhD in Engineering, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Computer Science or a related field of study
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate would have experience with signal processing and familiarity with nonlinear dynamics, writing code, running the simulation package NEURON, and using single neuron models.
Internal Number: 3643
About LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
The Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy has a history of strong commitment to the various missions of the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans– research, education and service. The department is actively involved in the teaching of many courses in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Allied Health, Nursing and Graduate Studies.
The research programs of the department have greatly expanded over the past several years through the hiring of faculty who have expertise in the areas of cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, electrophysiology and neurobiology. Within the department are several core equipment research facilities which support investigators within the department and the rest of the LSUHSC. Some of the current research programs among others within the department are: studies of receptor, channel, and membrane properties of neurons; cellular and behavioral function of the visual system; brain development and plasticity; developmental biology; and computer imaging technology used to study human embryonic development.