[visionlist] Postdoctoral Fellows in Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience at the UChicago

Jorge Jaramillo jojaram6 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 08:00:48 -04 2023

Dear visionlist community


The Grossman Center for Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior at the
University of Chicago seeks outstanding applicants for multiple
postdoctoral positions in computational and theoretical neuroscience.
Appointees will join as Grossman Center Postdoctoral Fellows, with the
freedom to work with any of its faculty members. We especially welcome
applicants who develop computational models and machine learning analysis
methods to study the brain at the circuits, systems, or cognitive levels.
The current faculty members of the Grossman Center to work with are:
(informal enquiries are welcome)

Brent Doiron. The Theory of Neuronal Circuits lab investigates how the
cellular and synaptic circuitry of neuronal circuits supports the complex
dynamics and computations that are routinely observed in the brain. We use
techniques from dynamical systems theory, statistical mechanics, and
information theory to build and analyze cortical circuit models, often in
collaboration with experimental teams investigating visual, olfactory,
auditory, and decision-making cortices (bdoiron at uchicago.edu).

Jorge Jaramillo. The Distributed Neural Dynamics and Control lab
investigates how subcortical structures interact with cortical circuits to
subserve cognitive processes such as memory, attention, and decision
making. We are looking for scientists to work on projects in collaboration
with experimental colleagues at UChicago, Allen Institute, and LMU Munich
including: large-scale models for cognition in the mouse and in silico models
of human deep brain stimulation (jorge.jaramillo at uni-goettingen.de).

Ramon Nogueira. The Artificial and Biological Neuroscience lab investigates
the geometry of representations in different areas of the brain to
understand the computational support of cognitive processes like flexible
behavior and generalization by developing computational tools and
collaborating with experimental labs. We study the role of noise in
representational geometry and behavior and use artificial neural networks
to validate the results from biological networks (rnogueira at uchicago.edu
<rnogeuira at uchicago.edu>).

Appointees will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and multiple
opportunities for collaboration with exceptional experimental labs within
the Department of Neurobiology, as well as other labs from the departments
of Physics, Computer Sciences, and Statistics. The Grossman Center offers
competitive postdoctoral salaries in the vibrant and international city of
Chicago, and a rich intellectual environment that includes the Argonne
National Laboratory and the Data Science Institute. The Grossman Center is
currently engaged in a major expansion that includes the incorporation
of several
new faculty members in the next few years.

Application: Please send your application before Dec 10th 2023 as a single
PDF file including: i) a CV with publications highlighted; ii) a motivation
letter specifying the types of projects you would like to work on; iii) the
names and contact details of two academic references to
neurotheory at uchicago.edu. Earliest start date: January  1st 2024, or via
mutual agreement.

The University of Chicago is committed to sustaining a diverse, equitable
and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status,
pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age,
disability, or protected veteran status. Underrepresented minorities are
strongly encouraged to apply.


Jorge Jaramillo
Group Leader "Distributed Neural Dynamics and Control" Lab
University of Göttingen (from April 2024 onwards: Grossman Center and
University of Chicago)
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