Postdoc position: Engineering brain activity patterns using BMI

The Neurotechnology group (Prof. Mehmet Fatih Yanik) at the Institute of Neuroinformatics is hiring an outstanding Postdoc for the recently awarded ERC Consolidator project "Engineering brain activity patterns". Despite significant progress in our understanding and manipulation of the neuronal circuits involved in brain disorders, our ability to assess and treat them remains very limited. The goal of this project is to identify abnormal brain activity patterns in animal models using minimally invasive brain machine/computer interfaces and to manipulate brain activity patterns using non-invasive circuit-specific neuromodulator-delivery technologies.

Requirements

Applicants should have a BSc in engineering, physics, or computer science from a high-ranking university and a PhD in Experimental Neuroscience with focus on neuronal circuits. The candidates should have strong quantitative and analytical skills, knowledge of a programming language (such as Python, C/C#), electrophysiology expertise, experience in animal behavior, ability to learn and employ new methods and technologies from different disciplines, and publications in high-profile journals.

Contact

Applicants should send, in one merged PDF, a short cover letter with a statement of research interest, CV, major publications (in PDF), relevant certificates (degrees and grades) if available, and the name and contact of 3 references to ntjobs (at) ini.uzh.ch. A generous postdoc salary of about $90’000/year will be paid.

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