Scientist I opening (simulation and analysis) at the Allen

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Scientist I opening (simulation and analysis) at the Allen

Postby Costas » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:00 pm

We are looking for a scientist to unravel the relationship between neural dynamics and emergent signals in healthy and diseased brains. Are you passionate about biophysics and the brain? We have massive amounts of simulations and data! (For more details, see the job description below.)

If you want to apply for this position, you can do so here:
http://www.alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/brain-science/careers/job-search/
by clicking under position “Scientist I – Biophysical Systems and Signals”.

Best, Costas

Costas Anastassiou
Assistant Investigator
T: 206.547.8434
E: costasa@alleninstitute.org
[url]alleninstitute.org[/url]

Professor (adj.) of Neurology
University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, CA
http://neuroscience.ubc.ca/people/Anastassiou

Our mission at the Allen Institute for Brain Science is to accelerate the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. By implementing a team science approach on a large scale, we strive to generate useful public resources, drive technological innovations and discover fundamental brain properties through integration of experiments, modeling and theory.
POSITION SUMMARY
We are seeking to fill a position at the level of Scientist I to work on the relationship between neural systems, associated signals emerging from neural functioning (such as extracellular recordings, etc.) and reduced representations of such functioning. More specifically, the Scientist will (i) design and conduct simulations with an existing large-scale computational model of cortex consisting of a multitude of reconstructed, interconnected and biophysically realistic neurons emulating signals as typically measured in vivo (e.g. [Schomburg, Anastassiou et al, J Neurosci, 2012; Reimann, Anastassiou et al, Neuron, 2013; Taxidis, Anastassiou et al, Neuron, 2015); (ii) analyze simulations to define an effective mapping between neural functioning and measures of neural activity; (iii) compare computational findings with in vivo e-phys recordings (e.g. http://observatory.brain-map.org/visualcoding)
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    Computational modeling of neurons and networks.
    Data integration, analyses and visualization.
    Integration with ongoing experimental efforts.
    Preparation of regular written and oral reports.
    Maintain clear and accurate communication with supervisor, team members and external collaborators.
    Publish/present findings in peer-reviewed journals/scientific conferences.

QUALIFICATIONS
    PhD degree in computational neuroscience, physics, applied mathematics, bioengineering, applied mathematics or related field.
    Strong background in scientific computing; experience in computational neuroscience is preferred, but other strong applicants will be considered (with background e.g. in computational physics, applied mathematics, biophysics, machine learning and related disciplines). Experience with parallel computing is a plus as well as familiarity with high-level programming languages such as Python.
    Ability to meet aggressive timelines and deliverables in a collaborative environment.
    Strong publication record.
    Experience in pursuing research projects in collaborative fashion.
    Proven independent thinking and flexibility.
    Familiarity with in vitro and in vivo electrophysiological monitoring techniques and data analyses.
    Strong written and verbal communication skills.
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