Two PostDoctoral (this call) and several PhD positions (call later this year) are available for my lab at Seoul National University in the newly formed Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS, http://bcs.snu.ac.kr/ ). We are seeking talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral research assistants and research fellows with a PhD awarded in physics, mathematics, engineering, or computer science; prior postdoctoral experience in the neurosciences is desirable but not necessary. Our lab links network features of neural systems (e.g. Cereb Cortex, 2009; PLoS Comput Biol, 2006) with dynamics and behaviour (New J Phys, 2007; Frontiers Neurosci, 2008). The fellowship positions will involve either: network and time series analysis of experimental data (MEA and fMRI) or large-scale simulations of brain activity based on anatomical connectivity (see http://www.biological-networks.org/ ).
The BCS Department is generously funded by the World Class University (WCU) project of the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. BCS faculty and laboratories are housed in newly constructed space on the main SNU campus. State-of-the-art equipment includes: a dedicated 3T human MRI (128-channel head coil, sMRI, fMRI, DTI, MRS etc), 128 channel high-density EEG system (including Curry system), two-photon microscopy, visually-guided patch-clamp rigs, in vivo electrophysiological apparatus and high-performance computing plus molecular biological and biochemical facilities. Seoul is a vibrant city and Seoul National University is #50 in the Times World University Rankings. English is the official language of the BCS.
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Applications, including CV, list of publications, contact details of three referees, and statement of future interests should be sent via email to Jiheun Haylie Kim (bcs-at-snu.ac.kr). Informal enquiries can be sent to Dr Marcus Kaiser (m.kaiser-at-ncl.ac.uk). You may also meet me directly at the following meetings: INCF Neuroinformatics 2009 meeting, MICCAI 2009 in London, and SfN 2009 in Chicago.
Funding is available for 2 years in the first instance, starting any time in 2009 or 2010.
Decisions concerning these positions will be made as applications are received.