Postdoc position in experimentally guided computational neuroscience

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Sep 2024

4 Jun 2024
Job Information

ETH Zürich
Research Field

Biological sciences » Biology
Computer science » Other
Neurosciences » Other
Physics » Biophysics
Physics » Computational physics
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

1 Sep 2024 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Postdoc position in experimentally guided computational neuroscience

The Laboratory of Biosensors and Bioelectronics (LBB) is looking for a postdoc who would lead our computational efforts towards understanding fundamental neuroscience concepts.

Project background

Creating realistic computational models of biological neural networks is among the most difficult challenges of neuroscience. However, such models could be extremely useful both in uderstanding how the brain processes and stores information, and also for reducing the vast parameter space of experimental efforts.

At LBB, we have the technology to build well-defined, in vitro networks of living neurons, and interact with them using microelectrode arrays. This provides us with a large amount of highly reproducible data that can be used to validate computational models.

Job description

Your task at LBB will be

  • to build realistic in silico models that faithfully represent in vitro networks of biological neurons
  • to validate these networks using microelectrode array data
  • to use the optimized models for suggesting new experiments
  • to identify digital biomarkers that can be used to classify disease models

Your profile
  • You are a team-player
  • You have a bachelor in physics, mathematics, engineering, or computer science
  • You have a PhD in computational neuroscience, physics, data science, or mathematics
  • You have the required social and leadership competencies  that allow you to  prosper at ETH Zurich

We offer

LBB is an interdisciplinary and international team that offers:

  • A challenging research project at the forefront of a new discipline that is bottom-up neuroscience
  • Healthy work-life balance
  • A social work atmosphere where life-long friendships are formed
  • Personalized coaching towards an academic career
  • Possibility of supervising student projects
  • Participation at many scientific conferences
  • State-of-the-art experimental and computational infrastructure

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Your motivation letter
  • Your CV and list of publications
  • The mobile phone numbers of your references

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about LBB can be found on our website . Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Janos Vörös, email [[email protected] ] (no applications).

About ETH Zürich
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science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education,
cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge
into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our
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Research Field
Biological sciences
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Research Field
Computer science
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Research Field
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Research Field
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Research Field
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Additional Information
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Work Location(s)
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ETH Zürich
Postal Code
Rämistrasse 101

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