Within the Simulation Neuroscience division we are looking for a Post-doctoral Researcher in Computational modelling of thalamo-cortical circuits (BBP)

Description du poste

Job Description

The EPFL Blue Brain Project (BBP), situated on the Campus Biotech in Geneva, Switzerland, applies advanced neuroinformatics, data analytics, high-performance computing and simulation-based approaches to the challenge of understanding the structure and function of the mammalian brain in health and disease. The BBP provides the community with regular releases of data, models and tools to accelerate neuroscience discovery and clinical translation through open science and global collaboration.

Main duties and responsibilities include :
The goal of this project is to leverage the Blue Brain software and existing thalamic models to build and validate biologically-accurate models of thalamo-cortical circuitry. Modelling these circuits is a crucial step to investigate brain functions, such us sensory transmission, sleep rhythms, wakefulness, alertness.
The successful candidate would be responsible for gathering data about thalamo-cortical circuits from the literature, open-access datasets and in vitro studies in collaboration with the experimental lab. Interactions with biology and experimental experts would be fundamental to validate and confirm model predictions.
In addition, the candidate would provide guidance and scientific expertise to the technical teams and contribute to the on-going refinement of workflows and tools to build data-driven unifying brain tissue models. Furthermore, the candidate will work in collaboration with engineering teams on visualization, high performance computing, data integration and with project managers to define objectives and timelines to achieve overarching objectives and meet aggressive deadlines.
 

Profil requis

PhD in neuroscience, computational neuroscience, physics or related field
Experience in the field of thalamus research
Experience in scientific computing software (python, scipy, numpy, Linux)
Interest in participating in a collaborative big science project
Strong team player and fluent English in speech and writing

Are nice to have:
Experience in neuroscience data analysis and statistics
Experience in version control software, shell scripting and using high-performance computing resources
Experience in existing neuroscience tools for neuronal modelling
Experience in team leadership

We offer : 
An internationally visible project in simulation-based research in neuroscience
A young, dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and international working environment in a modern working environment (Campus Biotech, Geneva)
Possibility to participate in outreach events in Switzerland and abroad
Very competitive salary

Start date :
As soon as possible

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate : 
100%

Duration :
1 year, renewable

How to apply: https://recruiting.epfl.ch/Vacancies/827/Application/New/2

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