Engineer/Post-doc in Computational Neuroscience
TNG Team, Institute of System Neuroscience (INS), UMR1106 AMU-Inserm, Marseille, FRANCE
An engineer/post-doctoral position is open in the Theoretical Neuroscience Group (TNG) directed by Viktor JIRSA at the Institute of System Neuroscience (INS) for an experienced computational neuroscientist to work in modeling brain networks with the aim of creating individual Virtual Patient epilepsy models using The Virtual Brain platform as framework (see http://www.thevirtualbrain.org).
Candidates must be highly motivated to work on an interdisciplinary project and collaborate with the various members of the group and with clinicians. They should have a degree in computational neuroscience, engineering or equivalent level of knowledge. A strong background in computational neuroscience (networks, dynamic system theory) and/or data fitting (Bayesian approaches, Dynamical Causal Modeling (DCM), Monte Carlo techniques) will be highly appreciated. Candidates must be comfortable working in computational environments and possess excellent programming skills. Experience using The Virtual Brain platform and development of clinical databases would be considered an advantage.
The Theoretical Neuroscience group
We are a multi-national team interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying the spatiotemporal organization of large-scale brain networks. Our work comprises mathematical and computational modeling of large-scale network dynamics and human brain imaging data, the development of neuroinformatics tools for studying large-scale brain networks applied to concrete functions, dysfunctions (epilepsy, dementia) and aging.
Terms of salary and employment
A 12-month renewable contract will be established. Salary will depend on the diploma and experience. Operating language in the laboratory is English.
Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names of two referees should be sent by December 31st 2016 to: Dr. Irene Yujnovsky at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the INS and the Theoretical Neurosciences Group can be found at: http://bit.ly/29kub1k