Postdoctoral Fellow - Computational Modeling

Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive salary will be offered based on experience
Posted
Jul 14, 2021
Closes
Oct 12, 2021
Position Type
Full Time

Title:  Computational Modeling, Boston University School of Medicine: Luebke Lab, Dept. of Anatomy & Neurobiology

The Luebke & Medalla labs (Dept. of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine) use state-of-the-art approaches in imaging, immunohistochemistry, electrophysiology, and computational modeling to explore neural mechanisms underlying executive function in the mammalian prefrontal cortex.  We seek highly motivated, detail-oriented postdoctoral research fellows to join our interdisciplinary team related to several exciting, federally funded projects.  One project, led jointly by Dr. Jennifer Luebke, Dr. Christina Weaver (Dept of Mathematics, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA), and Dr. Patrick Hof (Dept of Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York NY), aims to characterize changes in the prefrontal cortex and visual cortex during normal aging in the rhesus monkeys.  We seek candidates with experience building differential equations-based mathematical models using MATLAB, Python, and/or NEURON compartmental modeling software.  Experience with conductance-based modeling of single neurons or excitatory-inhibitory networks preferred.  The successful candidate will build computational models to explore mechanisms of network dysfunction, constrained by our data from aging studies in rhesus monkeys, including new multiplexing data in collaboration with GE Healthcare.  The appointment as a Boston University School of Medicine research fellow will be for at least 1 year with the possibility for extension based on performance.  Competitive salary based on experience.

Contact:  Dr. Christina Weaver, christina.weaver@fandm.edu 

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