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UC Davis, School of Medicine Postdoctoral Scholar

MED Neurology
Sacramento, California
Closing date
Jun 30, 2022
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Simulating non-invasive neuromodulation for treating neuropsychiatric disorders

Department of Neurology at UC Davis invites applications for a qualified postdoctoral scholar in the area computational neuroscience and biophysical neuronal modeling.


Engineers and scientists are developing new ways to modulate and monitor brain activity, including novel acoustic, magnetic, and optical techniques. In this appointment the candidate will collaborate with Starfish Neuroscience (neuroscience start-up) to simulate the effects of different neuromodulations on neuronal excitability. The goal of this positions is to incorporate empirical data into computational simulations for developing scientifically grounded, technically ambitious brain interfaces.



  • You will simulate the effects of neuromudolation on the excitability of single neurons and neuronal circuits
  • You will incorporate empirical findings to increase the biophysical accuracy of neuronal simulations
  • You will initiate academic publications in peer-reviewed journals; prepare training grant proposals and other applications for future research.
  • You will engage in lab meetings, mentor trainees, and closely interact with Starfish Neuroscience.
  • You will work in a hybrid computational-experimental and

industrial-academical environment


APPOINTMENT DETAILS This appointment will be at the highly collaborative empirical computational and clinical environments at UC Davis. The full-time appointment is for 1-2 years with possibility of renewal. Position level and salary commensurate with training and experience, according to NIH scales. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


  • Ph.D. in neuroscience, biophysics, or a related field is required.
  • Experience with computational neuroscience is required .
  • Strong programming skills (Python, NEURON)
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team

International applicants welcome.


To Apply: Please send an email to Roy Ben-Shalom: containing:


Cover letter including mission statement

CV or NIH biosketch

Concise statement of past and

future research interests (1 page)

Name and contact information of 2-3references (one of which should be the Ph.D. advisor).




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