Job ID: 116672

Postdoc position: Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 1 September 2024

City: Los Angeles

Country: United States

Institution: University of California, Los Angeles



We are looking for candidates, who are eager to solve fundamental questions with a creative mindset. Candidates should have a strong publication track record in Computational Neuroscience or a related quantitative field, including but not limited to Computer Science, Machine Learning, Engineering, Bioinformatics, Physics, Mathematics, and Statistics. Candidates holding or about to obtain a Ph.D. degree, who are interested in joining the laboratory as postdoctoral researchers should submit: i) a CV including a publication list; ii) a copy of a publication or a preprint in which they played a significant role (for example, first-author, co-first author, and/or corresponding author); iii) a research statement describing past research and career goals (max. two pages); and iv) contact information for two academic referees.

The selected candidate will be working on questions addressing how brain computations emerge from the dynamics of the underlying neural circuits and how the neural code is shaped by computational needs and biological constraints of the brain. To tackle these questions, we employ a multidisciplinary approach that combines state-of-the-art modeling techniques and theoretical frameworks, which include but are not limited to data-driven circuit models, biologically realistic deep learning models, abstract neural network models, machine learning methods, and analysis of the neural code.

Our research team, the Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, is on the main UCLA campus and enjoys close collaborations with the world-class neuroscience community there. The lab, led by Mario Dipoppa, is a cooperative and vibrant environment where all members are offered excellent scientific training and career mentoring.

We strongly encourage candidates to apply early as applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. The positions are available immediately with a flexible starting date. Please submit the application material as a single PDF file with your full name in the file name to Informal inquiries are welcome. For more details visit