Boston University, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 347-PDA [#13051]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computational Neuroscience, Statistics, Data Analysis
Application Deadline: 2018/12/31help popup finished (2018/11/01, finished 2019/04/11, listed until 2019/01/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Multiple Postdoctoral Positions in Computational Neuroscience Available at Boston University, and beyond.

Three, NIH-supported postdoctoral positions in computational neuroscience are available immediately at Boston University in the labs of Uri Eden and Mark Kramer. The positions center on two projects:

-Project: Measure, model, and modulate cross-frequency coupling. Team: An interdisciplinary team of researchers at BU and the University of Minnesota. Goals: (i) Develop new statistical modeling approaches to assess cross-frequency coupling in real-time, and deploy these tools in in vivo animal experiments. (ii) Develop simple, biophysical models to identify candidate mechanisms of cross-frequency coupling.

-Project: Assess human seizure dynamics across spatial and temporal scales. Team: An interdisciplinary team of researchers at BU, Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital and Columbia University. Goals: (i) Analyze human seizure activity in a unique data set, consisting of invasive brain voltage recordings across spatial scales - from single units to large brain areas, and temporal scales - from high-frequency oscillations to slow brain rhythms. (ii) Build biophysical models to probe how human seizures start, propagate, and stop.

Required: No experience in neuroscience is required. For either project, the successful candidate will have a strong background in statistics, data analysis, and computer programming. The ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team, work with real-world data, present complicated mathematical concepts to non-mathematicians, and mentor students / lead projects is required. This is a three-year position with the potential for additional yearly renewals, subject to funding approval.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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