Positions

Postdoctoral Position in Brain Mapping / Computational Neuroscience

The Neurogeometry Lab of Prof. Armen Stepanyants at the Department of Physics, in collaboration with the BIG-DATAbase group of Prof. Mirek Riedewald at the College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University, Boston, invite applicants for a postdoctoral position in Brain Mapping / Computational Neuroscience to begin in the fall of 2015.

The successful candidate will work on an NIH sponsored project to develop algorithms and software tools for large-scale automated reconstruction of neurons from stacks of light microscopy images. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, computer science, or related quantitative disciplines. Track record of experience in image processing, as well as excellent programming skills in Java and MatLab are essential. Knowledge of computer vision and machine learning algorithms is a plus.

To apply, please send (1) a CV, including a list of publications, (2) a summary of prior research accomplishments, and (3) names and contact information of three reference providers by email to Prof. Armen Stepanyants, a.stepanyants@neu.edu. The position is available immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis. Northeastern is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Title IX Employer.

Postdoctoral Position in Robust Intelligence / Theoretical Neuroscience

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems and the Department of Physics at Northeastern University, Boston, invite applicants for a postdoctoral position in Robust Intelligence / Theoretical Neuroscience to begin in the fall of 2015. The successful candidate will work on an AIR FORCE sponsored project to create a theoretical framework for the analysis of the effects of learning and robust memory storage on synaptic connectivity in local cortical networks.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in computational neuroscience, physics, mathematics, or related quantitative disciplines. Track record of experience in computational neuroscience, as well as excellent theoretical and computational skills are required. Knowledge of machine learning, replica/cavity theory from statistical physics, cortical neuroanatomy and connectivity is preferred.

To apply, please send (1) a CV, including a list of publications, (2) a summary of prior research accomplishments, and (3) names and contact information of three reference providers by email to Prof. Armen Stepanyants, a.stepanyants@neu.edu. The position is available immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis. Northeastern is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Title IX Employer.

Graduate Research Assistant in Computational / Theoretical Neuroscience

Second-year physics Ph.D. students in good standing, who are genuinely interested in Neuroscience research, are encouraged to apply for RA positions in the Neurogeometry Lab. Applicants must have a strong theoretical background and good computational skills. To apply, contact Prof. Armen Stepanyants (a.stepanyants@neu.edu).

  • Contact Information:


    Prof. Armen Stepanyants
    Department of Physics
    Northeastern University
    110 Forsyth St.
    Boston, MA 02115

    a.stepanyants@neu.edu
    Tel: (617) 373-2944
    Fax: (617) 373-2943

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