[Job Posting] Christopher Fiorillo Lab., WCU NeuroSystems Research Group, KAIST
Area: Neuroscience., physiology, brain theory
Professor Christopher Fiorillo is currently seeking post-doctoral fellows, students and technicians for work in each of the areas described below.
Research will test a general computational theory of the nervous system (Fiorillo, 2008) that is freely available at http://www.plosone.org. One line of research concerns the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is thought to teach the brain the reward value of stimuli and actions. Electrophysiological techniques and optical stimulation will be used to study the function of dopamine neurons in reward-related behavior. A second aim will be to test the hypothesis that there is associative plasticity of voltage-regulated ion channels, which would allow neurons to learn to recognize temporal patterns in their synaptic inputs. If correct, this would extend the principles and virtues of associative plasticity from the spatial to the temporal domain. One means of testing this hypothesis will involve in vitro electrophysiological techniques, and another approach will rely on computer simulation of single neurons and networks of neurons as they learn to perform a task.
For more details, please visit http://ineuron.kaist.ac.kr/WebPage_91125.htm
Postdocs will be involved in all aspects of the research, including publication.
– Cover letter, CV, and publication list should be sent to email@example.com. Please include a list of three references in your CV. All submissions should be in pdf format.
– All documents should be in English. However, fluency in Korean is desirable.
– Applications will be accepted at any time, although the number of positions is limited.