A Fields Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship is presently available in our lab. In collaboration with Laurent Perrinet (INT Marseille), this research will focus on computation with spatiotemporal dynamics in neural networks. The project will use spiking neural networks and machine learning models to understand the role of spatiotemporal dynamics in active vision. This work will utilize a combination of large-scale numerical simulations and analytical approaches. Prior experience with scientific computing languages (MATLAB, Julia, or Python) and low-level programming (C/C++) is preferred. Prior experience with computational modeling, dynamical systems, and random graph theory is also preferred.
A joint postdoctoral position is available in the labs of Julio Martinez-Trujillo (Robarts Research Institute) and Lyle Muller (Department of Applied Mathematics) at Western University (London, Ontario). The scientist will establish a marmoset recording program in the Martinez-Trujillo lab, where newly developed, very large-scale recording arrays will simultaneously record multiple cortical areas at high spatial and temporal resolution during sensory and cognitive tasks. These multimodal experiments will be complemented by computational analyses and models developed in the Muller lab, which develops new computer vision techniques for analysis of spatiotemporal data. The scientist will develop a comprehensive research program to understand the spatiotemporal dynamics of cortical activity during sensory perception and sleep at the mesoscale (single regions) and macroscale (whole brain). This research will involve conducting neural recordings in awake, behaving NHP and collaborating on computational analyses and models. Prior experience with NHP electrophysiology (or willingness to learn) is highly preferred. Prior experience with scientific programming is also desired.
We currently have openings for graduate research positions in computational/theoretical neuroscience in the group of Lyle Muller at the Department of Applied Mathematics and the Brain and Mind Institute of Western University (London, Ontario). Projects will focus on new computer vision algorithms for neural data, network models, and computation with spatiotemporal dynamics in neural systems. Analysis, modeling, and theory will be conducted in close collaboration with experimental colleagues, including multi-site recordings in NHP (John Reynolds, Salk Institute; Julio Martinez-Trujillo, Western), human neuroimaging (Ravi Menon, Western), and human clinical intracranial recordings (London Health Sciences Centre). Potential students can apply through the departments of Applied Mathematics or Neuroscience.
A joint PhD position is available in the labs of Julio Martinez-Trujillo (Robarts Research Institute) and Lyle Muller (Department of Applied Mathematics) at Western University (London, Ontario). The candidate will analyze data recorded from iPSC-derived neuronal cultures to understand the network mechanisms of neuronal dynamics in health and disease. Research in this project will focus on applying analysis techniques from the dynamics of spiking networks and developing computational models to understand the mechanisms underlying observed activity patterns. Results from the modeling and analysis will be further compared to in vivo non-human primate recordings conducted in the lab of Dr. Martinez-Trujillo. This research will involve in-depth analyses of neural recordings and computational modeling. Prior experience with scientific computing languages (MATLAB or Python) and signal processing is preferred. Prior experience with low-level programming (C/C++) in high-performance computing environments is also preferred. Western offers an excellent research environment and support. Potential students can apply through the Department of Applied Mathematics or the Program in Neuroscience.