02/07/2019

Research scientist position(W19066)(Andrea Benucci Lab. for Neural Circuits and Behavior)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceInformatics
    EngineeringKnowledge engineering
    Neurosciences
    TechnologyInformation technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    26/06/2020 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
  • LOCATION
    Japan › Saitama
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    See description

[Laboratory]
Laboratory for Neural Circuits and Behavior, Center for Brain Science (Laboratory head:Andrea Benucci)

[Research field]
The research focus of the laboratory is to study how the dynamics of neurons in large cortical networks gives rise to a sensory percept, as well as to complex cognitive processes such as decision-making. We address this question using a combination of experimental and computational methods. Experimentally, we work with the mouse animal model and use cutting-edge techniques for the interrogation of neural circuits, such as fluorescence imaging and optogenetics. Computationally, we use the framework of recurrent neural networks (RNN), considered as an ideal tool to study the dynamics of biological recurrent neuronal networks (bRNN).

[Job title and description]
Research Scientist: 1 position
The project will focus on implementing a large-scale RNN to capture key computational aspects of cortical processing using data recorded from the cerebral cortex of mice while engaged in a behavioral task. This work will be done in close collaboration with experimentalists to jointly design new experimental paradigms based on observations and predictions spurring from the theoretical simulations.

[Work location]
Branch and address
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)

[Start of employment]
Negotiable

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RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
Japan
Saitama

EURAXESS offer ID: 423973
Posting organisation offer ID: D119061663

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