Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, PIMS

349 17821Position ID: PIMS-PIMSUC2021 [#17821, PIMSUC2021]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research in Computational Neuroscience
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Calgary, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Computational Neuroscience, Network Dynamics
Application Deadline: 2021/07/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/06/22, finished 2022/02/05, listed until 2021/07/31)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Neuroscience to study network dynamics, brain function, and psychedelics

We are recruiting a talented postdoctoral researcher to participate in a cutting-edge International Network for Brain-Inspired Computation that includes nodes in Montreal, Paris, and the Pacific Northwest of the US and Canada (e.g. University of Washington, Allen Brain Institute). The project is at the intersection of mathematics, physics, and neuroscience in the general area of complex network dynamics and emergent activity patterns and representations that drive biological computation. The specific objective is to understand cognitive brain function and the effects of psychedelics by analyzing large-scale ensemble neural data collected in our labs, in conjunction with computational and/or analytical work to identify key mathematical principles and develop theories of core function.

The ideal candidate will have a quantitative background (e.g. PhD in mathematics, physics, computer science) along with experience in applying this background to neuroscience. This postdoctoral position is partially funded by the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences and is aimed to strengthen the link between the Campus Alberta computational neuroscience community at the University of Calgary (Complexity Science Group, Hotchkiss Brain Institute) and the University of Lethbridge (Canadian Center for Behavioural Neuroscience) with the other network members including the Computational Neuroscience Center at the University of Washington.

The position is open immediately with primary locations in either Calgary or Lethbridge. The specific start date has to be within five years of being awarded a PhD degree. The position is funded for at least two years and includes an annual stipend in the range of CAD$42,000 – $50,000 plus benefits. Opportunities for brief residences in partner nodes (Montreal, Seattle, or Paris) are also available.

Interested candidates should submit their application package including a cover letter, their CV with a list of publications, brief statement of research interests and their possible start dates in PDF format to Dr. Jörn Davidsen ( and Dr. Aaron Gruber ( Applicants should arrange for at least two letters of reference to be sent as well. Review of applications will begin July 31st, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. For additional information and informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Davidsen or Dr. Gruber. We strive for a diverse and inclusive environment, and encourage applications from members of any identity.

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