Cornell University, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medicine

Position ID:Cornell University-Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medicine-BRAIN [#24078]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Brain Dynamics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:New York, New York 10065, United States
Subject Areas: Computational Neurosciences
Modeling & Simulation
Neuroscience (more...)
Salary Range:$60k to $75k
Appl Deadline:2023/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/12/28, listed until 2023/06/28)
Position Description:    

The Aksay Laboratory of Cornell University at the Weill Medical School in New York City is seeking a postdoctoral research scholar to advance our understanding of dynamics in neural systems. Topics under investigation include circuit mechanisms of memory storage, synaptic-level learning rules governing network plasticity, and the role of excitatory/inhibitory imbalance in seizure initiation. Our experimental approaches include electrophysiology, multi-photon imaging and perturbation, and connectomics; our analytic approaches borrow from causal network inferencing, machine learning, and control theory. The laboratory is well funded and support for this position is generously provided by grants from the Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain, National Eye Institute, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the BRAIN Initiative.

Ideal candidates are expected to have an excellent publication record stemming from doctoral or postdoctoral work in physics, engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or computational/systems neuroscience. It is beneficial, but not required, that candidates have expertise in quantitative optical methods, optical engineering, laser systems, or electrophysiology. Interest in combining experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches is a must. The selected scholar is expected to be creative, collaborative, and ambitious; they are also encouraged to spend ~25% of their time establishing novel research directions that benefit from existing projects and tools in the lab.

Candidates should send applications or queries directly to Emre Aksay at ( Applications should include a brief statement of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Scholar salary will fall between $60k and $75k, dependent on accomplishments and responsibilities. Senior applicants may be considered for Research Associate or Staff positions.

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