Modeling neural circuits in the owl's sound localization pathway
Research positions are available to join the SU Computational Neuroscience Research Group on a project that aims to build a detailed model of the barn owl's sound localization system. We are involved in a long-term project to use several large anatomical, physiological, and behavioral data sets to build a functioning model of the owl's auditory system. The research positions will involve building detailed models of single neurons or networks of neurons.
The most important qualification is a strong interest in neuroscience. Useful skills include: familiarity with basic neurobiology, differential equations, and programming in matlab or python. All levels of mathematical background are acceptable, but a willingness to learn is essential.