Postdoc position to model the sensorimotor system controlling forelimbs in mice

WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
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Postdoc position to model the sensorimotor system controlling forelimbs in mice

Your mission :
EPFL is one of the leading Institutes of Technology in Europe, and Biozentrum the home of Molecular Life Science embedded in the Basel Circuits Neuroscience community . Both offer competitive salaries and research infrastructure, together allowing to approach this challenging research project.

Main duties and responsibilities include :
The Arber Laboratory at the University of Basel ( Research Group Silvia Arber - Biozentrum ), Mathis Group of Computational Neuroscience & AI ( ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ) and Mathis Laboratory of Adaptive Motor Control ( ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ) at EPFL (Geneva, Switzerland) offer a postdoc position with the goal to model the sensorimotor system controlling forelimb movements in mice. We aim to build hierarchical models of the sensorimotor system controlling mouse forelimbs based on a variety of datasets including anatomy, connectivity, high content neuronal recordings, biomechanics, behavior tracking, functional interventions, genetic/molecular and cell type information based on spatial transcriptomics.

Related work:

A functional map for diverse forelimb actions within brainstem circuitry.

Your profile :
Candidates should have a Ph.D. with a strong publication record in computational neuroscience or related fields, and be eager to interact with experimentalists. An ideal candidate would have prior experience in:
● Machine learning ● Modeling neural data ● Handling of large and diverse datasets ● Biomechanics ● Fluency in oral and written English is required.

Start date :
Deadline and starting date: Applications are requested starting from December 1st 2023 and will then be processed as they arrive until the position is filled. The ideal starting date is spring 2024.

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :

Duration :
Postdoctoral applications should consist of a motivation letter, a CV, two relevant publications, and the email addresses of two or more referees. Please submit your application to the EPFL hiring platform.

Remark : Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup-s website will be considered. Files sent by agencies without a mandate will not be taken into account.

Reference :
Job Nb 3178
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2780234.