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Postdoctoral, Ph.D. and internships positions are available at Inria in the mathematical and computational neuroscience team Neuromathcomp headed by Olivier Faugeras. The research effort involves several projects on modeling and analysing neural activity at different scales with applications to the understanding of the visual system.

Your profile: You have a background in Computational Neuroscience, Applied Mathematics, Physics or Engineering Science and you are highly motivated to have an interdisciplinary experience between Neuroscience, Mathematics and Computer Science? We offer an exciting environment strongly conductive to academic research with excellent working conditions.



Permanent research position (application deadline: February 17)

→ The NeuroMathComp Group at the Inria Sophia-Antipolis Méditerranée Research Center, strongly encourages highly qualified candidates in the field of computational/mathematical neuroscience to apply to Inria's 2014 recruiting campaign.

The NeuroMathComp Group at the Inria Sophia-Antipolis Méditerranée Research Center is associated with the Mathematics Laboratory "Laboratoire Jean-Alexandre Dieudonné" (LJAD) at Nice University. It includes as staff members Bruno Cessac, Pascal Chossat, Olivier Faugeras (Group Leader), James Inglis, Pierre Kornprobst, Romain Veltz, and about 10-15 postdocs and doctoral students. Other researchers working on computational/mathematical neuroscience include Mireille Bossy, Denis Talay and Etienne Tanré from the TOSCA Group. We are located in Sophia-Antipolis, a thriving Industrial Research Park that resembles the Silicon Valley in California, both at the level of intellectual and technological excitement and at the level of the quality of life (Sea, Snow and Sun). For more information, see: http://www-sop.inria.fr/neuromathcomp and http://math.unice.fr

There are three entry levels at Inria: CR2 for early-career candidates (about 2-5 years since PhD), CR1 (5-10 years with lots of publications), and DR2 (international superstars). The selection process is highly rigorous, and takes place at the regional level for CR2 and the national level for CR1 and DR2: there are two open CR2 positions for the Inria Sophia-Antipolis Méditerranée Research Center which has flagged this year the area of computational neuroscience as one among its five hiring priorities. There are two open CR1 positions and eight open DR2 positions for the nine Inria Research Centers.

These are permanent positions with no nationality requirements.

The NeuroMathComp group is specifically looking for candidates at the CR2 and CR1 levels with a strong interest and experience in neuroscience modeling (computational and/or mathematical), training in mathematics or theoretical physics and excellent programming skills. The candidates are strongly advised to contact the faculty members of the group and to provide a CV, significant published papers and a preliminary research project.

The deadline for submitting applications is February 17, 2014. The application, about 15-20 pages long, includes a summary of past research and future projects, and can be in English. Short-listing decision of candidates is due by mid April. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an oral presentation by mid-May. Final hiring decisions will be made in June.

Follow the links for more information about the call for applications at the CR1 level and at the CR2 level.

In all two cases the candidates should apply to the Computational Medicine and Neurosciences subprogram of the Computational Sciences for Biology, Medicine and the Environment program.


Postdoctoral positions

→ Modelling the collective response of the retinal ganglion cells layer
Supervisors: Bruno Cessac and Pierre Kornprobst
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Internship positions

→ Analyse des effets de la STDP non-conventionnelle dans les réseaux de neurones récurrents
Supervisor: Bruno Cessac
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Comments: Le stage d'une durée compris entre 3 et 6 mois (selon le Master) sera co-encadré par B. Cessac (EPI Neuromathcomp, INRIA Sophia) et H. Berry (EPI Beagle, INRIA Lyon). Le stagiaire sera basé à Sophia Antipolis. Le stage comprendra de très fréquentes interactions avec l'équipe de Lyon sous forme de fréquentes visites de l'équipe de Lyon et visioconférences régulières.

→ Decoding cortical activity evoked by artificial retinal implants
Supervisor: Bruno Cessac
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Comments: The internship will be done in collaboration between F. Chavane (INT, CNRS, Marseille) and Bruno Cessac (Neuromathcomp, INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis). The duration is 6 months. Most part of this period will be spent at INT, but several stays at INRIA are scheduled.

→ Statistical analysis of retinal waves
Supervisor: Bruno Cessac
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Comments: The internship will be done in collaboration between R. Benosman, O. Marre, S. Picaud, (Vision Institute, Paris) and Bruno Cessac (Neuromathcomp, INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis). The duration is 6 months. Most part of this period will be spent at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, but several stays at Vision Institute are scheduled.

→ Storing cycles and robust heteroclinic cycles
Supervisors: Pascal Chossat and Maciej Krupa
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