• Reference : UMR9197-ALIGIN-017
• Workplace : GIF-SUR-YVETTE
• Date of publication : Friday, November 20, 2020
• Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
• Contract Period : 24 months
• Expected date of employment : 1 January 2021
• Proportion of work : Full time
• Remuneration : 3 920 – 5 580 gross monthly depending on experience
• Desired level of education : PhD
• Experience required : Indifferent
The « Computational Neuroscience » group of NeuroPSI Institute and the European Institute for Theoretical Neuroscience (EITN), recruit a postdoctoral researcher for the computer modeling of neural networks implicated in decision making, in collaboration with Ruben Moreno-Bote (Barcelona). This work will contribute to the European-funded projects « COREDEM » and « Human Brain Project ».
• Computer based modeling and analysis
• Adaptation of existing neural models to include decision making
• Participate to the scientific animation of the group and the EITN
• Excellent knowledge of neuroscience and computational neuroscience
• Knowledge of biophysics
• Excellent knowledge of English language
• Being autonomous but also work in a team
The « Computational Neuroscience » group is composed of 10 researchers and 3 engineers, and is part of the « Integrative and Computational Neuroscience » (ICN) department of the Paris-Saclay Neuroscience Institute (NeuroPSI). These groups also run the European Institute of Theoretical Neuroscience (EITN). The research team is inter-disciplinary, at the interface between physics, computer science and neurosciences, with a strong implication in European projects. The applicant will work under the supervision of the team leader Alain Destexhe.
Phone : +33(0) 1 69 82 34 35
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