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

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Position ID:Cornell-Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medicine-NEUROPROF1 [#27260]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Research in Neural Dynamics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:New York, New York 10065, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Applied Physics
Physics
Neuroscience
Optics/Photonics
Systems Neurobiology (more...)
Salary Range:$105k - $125k
Appl Deadline:2024/04/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/02/29, listed until 2024/08/29)
Position Description:    

The Aksay Laboratory of Cornell University at the Weill Medical School in New York City is seeking candidates for the position of Research Assistant Professor in Neural Dynamics. We are looking for individuals dedicated to a career in academic science with a focus on understanding neural systems in a quantitative and integrative manner. The selected candidate is expected to play an essential role in one of the existing projects in the laboratory and take a leadership role in expanding our research scope.

The Aksay laboratory works at the interface between physics, computation, and biology to advance our understanding of dynamics in neural systems. Topics under investigation include circuit mechanisms of persistent neural activity and memory storage, synaptic-level learning rules governing network plasticity, and the mechanism of seizure initiation.

Our experimental approaches include electrophysiology, connectomics, two-photon patterned optogenetics, and multi-photon imaging; analytic approaches borrow from causal network inferencing, machine learning, and control theory. Problems are tackled in the awake behaving setting, across synaptic to network scales, and with a vision that considers processing globally from the hindbrain to cortex.

Ideal candidates are expected to have an excellent publication record stemming from doctoral and postdoctoral work in neuroscience, systems biology, biophysics, bioengineering, computer science, physics, or related disciplines. It is beneficial for candidates to have expertise in quantitative optical methods. Interest in combining experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches is a must. The selected candidate will be creative, collaborative, and ambitious; they will also spend a third of their time on independent research directions that benefit from existing projects and tools in the lab.

Candidates should send applications or queries directly to Emre Aksay at ema2004@med.cornell.edu. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research accomplishments and goals, and a list of three references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Salary for this position will fall between $105k and $125k, dependent on accomplishments and responsibilities. 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.

Further information on the lab can be found at (https://physiology.med.cornell.edu/people/emre-aksay-ph-d/).

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