Announcing a postdoc position

Postdoctoral position available immediately for computational neuroscience. Topics include, but are not restricted to: (1) the interactions between correlated inputs and spatio-temporal patterns ; (2) the origin and analysis of spatio-temporal patterns in mean-field and spiking models of neurons; (3) relationship between population oscillations and their mean-field approximations.

Applicants should have a good knowledge of basic concepts in nonlinear dynamics and a strong interest in applying this to neurobiological problems. Knowledge of neurosceince is useful but not necessary. The ability to write simulation code (either in MatLab, XPP, or C/C++) is also useful.

This position is funded for three years, and a highly competitive salary is available for qualified candidates.

Pittsburgh is a medium-sized city with a relatively low cost of living and many of the amenities and cultural opportunities of a larger city ( Pittsburgh ). The Neuroscience community in Pittsburgh is large and very diverse with more than 100 faculty members affiliated with the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh ( CNUP ). Successful candidates would also have the opportunity to join the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition ( CNBC ) which is a joint University of Pittsburgh/CMU center that involves 70 Faculty from the two Universities.

Interested candidates should send (preferably via e-mail) their c.v. and the names and addresses of three references to Professor Bard Ermentrout, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 15260 e-mail:

For more information contact:

Dr. Bard Ermentrout