[visionlist] Postdoc in computational neuroscience at SISSA, Trieste (Italy)

Eugenio Piasini epiasini at sissa.it
Mon Oct 2 10:51:58 -04 2023

A two-year postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience and neural coding is open to investigate the role of hippocampal-dependent memory function in visual perceptual learning. The postdoc will work in Eugenio Piasini's group at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), in close collaboration with Manuela Allegra at the Italian National Research Council (CNR).

Ideal candidates for this position should have a keen interest in understanding the neural bases of sensory perception, and a strong background in computational neuroscience or in a related discipline (physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science,...). Good statistical and programming skills are important, and familiarity with statistical modeling methods for large scale neural recordings is a plus. Although this role is focused on a specific project, we are happy to support the development of the postdoc's individual research pursuits.

Prospective applicants should contact Eugenio Piasini (epiasini at sissa.it) by email, including a CV, a motivation letter and the contacts of up to two referees. All applications received by 15 November 2023 will be given full consideration; after that (or at any point), please check https://people.sissa.it/~epiasini/openings for updated information on this position. The starting date is flexible, but should ideally be in the first half of 2024.

Relevant publications:

Choi, Kyuhyun*, Eugenio Piasini*, Edgar Díaz-Hernández, Luigim Vargas Cifuentes, Nathan T. Henderson, Elizabeth N. Holly, Manivannan Subramaniyan, Charles R. Gerfen, and Marc V. Fuccillo. 2023. “Distributed Processing for Value-Based Choice by Prelimbic Circuits Targeting Anterior-Posterior Dorsal Striatal Subregions in Male Mice.” Nature Communications 14 (1): 1920. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-36795-4.

Piasini, Eugenio*, Liviu Soltuzu*, Paolo Muratore, Riccardo Caramellino, Kasper Vinken, Hans Op de Beeck, Vijay Balasubramanian, and Davide Zoccolan. 2021. “Temporal Stability of Stimulus Representation Increases along Rodent Visual Cortical Hierarchies.”  Nature Communications 12 (1): 4448. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-24456-3.

Allegra, Manuela, Lorenzo Posani, Ruy Gómez-Ocádiz, and Christoph Schmidt-Hieber. 2020. “Differential Relation between Neuronal and Behavioral Discrimination during Hippocampal Memory Encoding.” Neuron 108 (6): 1103-1112.e6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2020.09.032.

Runyan, Caroline A.*, Eugenio Piasini*, Stefano Panzeri, and Christopher D. Harvey. 2017. “Distinct Timescales of Population Coding across Cortex.” Nature 548 (7665): 92–96. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature23020.

Eugenio Piasini
International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste - Italy

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