New postdoctoral position: Optogenetic Examination of Hippocampal Microcircuits

The Diba and Yoon Labs at the University of Michigan are recruiting a talented scholar for a unique postdoctoral position. The desired candidate will work in the Diba Lab to perform cutting-edge experiments using silicon probe electrodes with integrated µLEDs (optoelectrodes) designed and built in the Yoon lab, to probe hippocampal microcircuits during episodic memory formation, consolidation and recall, in-vivo, with closed-loop interrogation during theta oscillations and sharp-wave ripples. Additionally, the candidate will lead efforts, via the NSF-funded Neuronex MINT (Multimodal Integrated Neural Technologies) Program to disseminate expertise to new users on using the optoelectrodes neurotechnology. The candidate should have solid communication skills, strong quantitative and/or programming skills, experience with unit spike recordings and familiarity with optogenetics.

Salary will be based on the National Research Service Award (NRSA) payscale.

The Diba Lab (Anesthesiology, Michigan Medicine) and Yoon Labs (EECS) are affiliated with the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Michigan. Collectively these programs and the University of Michigan at large provide a highly exciting and stimulating scientific environment for computational and systems neuroscience. The city of Ann Arbor is also consistently ranked among the top places in the U.S. to live, with affordable access to cultural events, sports, parks and natural beauty. Applicants should contact Kamran Diba: kdiba@umich.edu with a detailed C.V. or resume and a description of research background, skills, and interests.

 

New postdoctoral position: Machine Learning of Neuronal Spike Sequences

The Diba Lab at the University of Michigan is currently recruiting a postdoctoral candidate to investigate the replay dynamics of spike trains recorded from large populations of hippocampal neurons in learning and sleep, under both healthy and compromised conditions, using hidden Markov Models, Bayesian decoding, and similar approaches. The position is funded by a CRCNS (Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience) grant from NIH-NINDS. The candidate should have strong computational/programming skills using MATLAB and python, with some familiarity with analysis of neuronal data. Research will involve close collaboration with Dr. Caleb Kemere’s lab at Rice University.

The Diba Lab (Anesthesiology, Michigan Medicine) is affiliated with the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Michigan. Collectively these programs and the University of Michigan at large provide a highly exciting and stimulating scientific environment for computational and systems neuroscience. The city of Ann Arbor is also consistently ranked among the top places in the U.S. to live, with affordable access to cultural events, sports, parks and natural beauty. Salary will be based on the National Research Service Award (NRSA) payscale.  Applicants should contact Kamran Diba: kdiba[at]umich.edu with a detailed C.V. or resume and a description of research background, skills, and interests.