Postdoctoral Researcher - Computational Neuroscience

LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
Sep 24, 2019
Oct 24, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available in the computational neuroscience lab of Carmen Canavier in the School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans to study cholinergic contributions to hippocampal information processing in close collaboration with electrophysiologist Sonia Gasparini. The successful candidate will construct a morphologically and biophysically realistic model of a hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neuron to explain the observed frequency selectivity of different dendritic regions for slow versus fast gamma band inputs. Some network modeling will also be required for the project. The primary duties will involve linear and non-linear analyses, writing code, calibrating single neuron models, and generating predictions that lead to additional experiments.

The LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans encourages women and minority candidates to submit applications for this position. LSUHSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or a related field of study

Preferred qualifications:
The ideal candidate would have experience with the simulation package NEURON and some knowledge of the hippocampus. Familiarity with nonlinear dynamics, signal processing, and coding in C and or python in a Linux environment is also desirable.

Qualified candidates may submit resume along with cover letter and contact information for three references.