[visionlist] Postdoc in Computational Neuroscience

Andrea Alamia artipago at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 12:52:48 -04 2023

*Postdoc in Computational Neuroscience*

We are looking for a post-doc to work with us at the Centre de Recherche de
Cerveau et Cognition (CerCo) in Toulouse, France. The project will be led
by Andrea Alamia and funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

Work environment

The successful applicant will join the Centre de Recherche de Cerveau et
Cognition (CerCo) in a lively research institute in Toulouse, a thriving
Southern France city. CerCo is a research center created by the National
Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University Paul Sabatier,
composed of over 30 research scientists and around 40 doctoral and
post-doctoral students. The applicant will join the NeuroAI team, with a
strong focus on computational neuroscience and artificial intelligence. The
team has access to different experimental facilities, such as EEG, TMS, and
fMRI, as well as computational resources (clusters and local GPUs).

The project

The project is part of an ERC starting grant investigating the role of
oscillatory traveling waves in cognitive functions. Our primary goal is to
study neural oscillations within and between cortical regions, as well as
cortical-thalamic interactions. Our approach's novelty consists of framing
the model in the light of Predictive Coding principles, using a
computational approach based on spiking and deep neural networks. We'll
compare the results of the simulations against experimental recordings of
human participants (mostly EEG) to validate and assess the model's


·       Applicants should hold a PhD in computational neuroscience,
computer science, engineering, cognitive science, or similar.

·       Ability to work independently, developing ideas and interests
within the project's scope.

·       A solid mathematical background and excellent computing skills,
including programming (e.g., MATLAB, Python).

·       Experience with system theory, models of cortical circuits, and
knowledge of neural oscillations are not strictly necessary but highly

·       Fluent in English in both speaking and writing. No knowledge of
French is required.

The position will run for one year and is renewable for up to 3 years; its
starting date is flexible (between March and October 2023).

Salary depends on experience and will be determined following CNRS

To apply, please send a CV, including the name of two potential references,
and a summary of research interests to Andrea Alamia (andrea.alamia at
cnrs.fr). Review of applications will remain ongoing until the position is
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