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Doctoral degree in biomedical engineering,neuroscience, electrical and system engineering, biology, physics, computer science or a related discipline.
Less than four years of postdoctoral research experience.
Proficiency in Matlab or other programming languages.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae to Barani Raman at email@example.com.
Post Doc Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting.� To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in �Applicant Special Instructions�.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
One or more postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the Systems Neuroscience and Neuromorphic Engineering Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis. The main focus of research in the lab is to understand the design and computing principles of biological sensory system using relatively simple invertebrate models (locusts and fruit flies). To achieve this goal, we combine a variety of electrophysiological recording techniques, functional calcium imaging and computational modeling approaches to study how the multi-dimensional and dynamic odor signals are encoded as neural representations (odor coding) and processed by olfactory circuits in the insect brain. In parallel, we apply these biological principles to develop neuromorphic devices (‘electronic nose’) and algorithms for solving parallel engineering problems. More information can be found on the lab web site at ramanlab.wustl.edu.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn and combine theoretical and experimental techniques (electrophysiology and imaging) to investigate fundamental principles of neural computation.
Experience in single-unit/multi-unit electrophysiology techniques or functional calcium imaging.
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