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Recruiting students and postdocs

We are seeking doctoral students and postdocs to investigate how populations of neurons perform and learn complex computations, such as object recognition or navigation. We work closely with experimentalists who record thousands of neurons simultaneously and develop machine-learning tools to extract computational principles from these large-scale data sets. We welcome applications from neuroscientists and from computer scientists, mathematicians and physicists with experience working with big data and/or deep networks.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Work can start remotely. Salaries and benefits are highly competitive. Postdoc positions at Janelia are renewable one-year appointments.

Examples of ongoing projects

  • Creating a neural atlas of behavioral representations across mice and brain areas (using facemap data analysis software)
  • Creating data-inspired methods for structure discovery in large-scale recordings (using rastermap high-dim visualization)
  • Determining the goals of various visual areas by comparing neural activity to deep neural networks trained on various visual tasks
  • Fitting biologically-plausible, deep-network models to neural activity

Desired skill sets

  • Experience working with large-scale datasets and machine-learning pipelines
  • Ability to develop creative ideas for applying machine-learning algorithms to neuroscience research
  • Strong programming experience

How to apply

Contact Carsen Stringer at stringerc@janelia.hhmi.org.