Postdoctoral Research in Cortical simulation
Postdoctoral Research in Cortical simulation40.655411 -73.945659
Two postdoctoral fellowships are available immediately as part of an ongoing project to develop a next-generation neuroprosthesis (brain-machine interface). The project involves the development of a multiscale brain model for two-way communication with the real cortex and thalamus during a sensorimotor task. This work offers a unique opportunity to combine theoretical modeling work with experimental data analysis. The candidate will receive training in a wide range of interdisciplinary skills, from machine-learning algorithms and realistic neuronal network modeling to electrophysiological data analysis. The position is based at SUNY Downstate’s Neurosimulation Laboratory (http://it.neurosim.downstate.edu), in collaboration with teams across 12 universities, as part of DARPA’s Reorganization and Plasticity to Accelerate Injury Recovery (REPAIR) project. For more information, see: http://it.neurosim.downstate.edu/repair.pdf
Candidates should have a strong background in a brain-related field (computational neuroscience, neuroengineering, neurorobotics, or neurophysiology) and should be fluent in at least one programming language (C or Python preferred). Familiarity with Linux and version control systems is also desirable.