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Post-Doc contract call - Systems Neuroscience Lab

  1. Date: 22.5.2020
  2. Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Foundation
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Postdoctoral Positions
  6. Application start: 22.5.2020             Application ends: 15.6.2020

  7. About us

    The Systems Neuroscience Lab is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow to work on a project aiming to study the neural circuit mechanisms involved in the timing of self-initiated actions. This work will be part of a joint effort between experimentalists and theoreticians to analyse a rich and unique dataset. Specifically, identification of behavior motifs from video recordings of mice performing a foraging task, and relate such motifs with neural activity.

    The position involves:

    a. Development of a pipeline for analyses of mouse behavior video recordings;

    b. Classification of behavioral motifs from the large size datasets generated;

    c. Investigate the relationship between behavioral motifs and large scale recordings of neural activity using state space models and mechanistic models based on recurrent neural networks.

    The fellow will integrate a dynamic team of researchers as part of a collaboration between the Mainen Lab at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown and the Mazzucato Lab at University of Oregon. National, foreign and stateless candidates can develop the proposed work remotely where team interaction is supported by online platforms.

    About you

    PhD in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Biology, Experimental Psychology, Engineering or other areas relevant to neurophysiology and animal behavior;

    - Proficiency in Python and Matlab programming language and familiarity with object oriented programming;

    - Familiarity with Artificial Intelligence software (TensorFlow);

    - Familiarity with data analysis of biological experiments;

    - Ability to work independently and troubleshoot technical issues;

    - Good capacity and value for teamwork and communication skills;

    - Fluency in English.

    More details on the position and how to apply can be found here.

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