The position will be in the Dura-Bernal Lab at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University (Brooklyn, New York) working on multiscale models of the brain.
An NIH-funded Postdoc or Software Developer position is now available in the Dura-Bernal Lab at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences (Brooklyn, New York). The position is focused on multiscale modeling of the brain, more specifically, developing a co-simulation interface between the NetPyNE and The Virtual Brain (TVB) tools, which will link the molecular, cellular, circuit and whole-brain network scales. The resulting multiscale models will help interpret experimental data ranging from single cell recordings and LFP up to EEG and fMRI.
NetPyNE is a tool for data-driven multiscale modeling of brain circuits -- for more details see our eLife publication (https://elifesciences.org/articles/44494) and tool website (www.netpyne.org). TVB is the worldwide reference tool for simulating macroscale whole-brain network models derived from multimodal MRI (anatomical, functional and diffusion) and EEG datasets. The resulting TVB-NetPyNE interface and multiscale models will be made available on multiple online platforms, including EBRAINS, a cloud-based brain research platform created by EU-funded Human Brain Project and offering brain-related data and tools for open science.
Benefits and conditions:
- Gain research experience and learn cutting edge methods in computational neuroscience: development of neuroscience software tools; large-scale modeling of neuronal cortical circuits to study brain function and disease; and machine learning applied to neuroscience. For more details see Research and Current Collaborations.
- Contribute to NIH-funded and large European projects (HBP, EBRAINS, TVB), and collaborate with top national and international institutions (Yale, Brown, Charité Berlin, EPFL, UCL ...).
- Full-time position (40 hours / week), initially for 1-year, with possibility of extension.
- Work from New York City (Brooklyn), one of the world's most vibrant cities and and major research and tech hub.
- Improve the proof-of-concept TVB-NetPyNE co-simulation interface, in terms of usability, scalability and performance.
- Make the TVB-NetPyNE interface portable across cloud platforms: EBRAINS, Neuroscience Gateway and Google Cloud.
- Develop example brain multiscale models, tutorials and documentation; and teach courses/workshops.
- Provide support to neuroscience researchers interested in using the tool to model different brain regions and phenomena/disease.
- Support development of the NetPyNE multiscale modeling tool (reliability, robustness and reproducibility).
- MSc (or equivalent degree) in Engineering, Computer Science, Neuroscience or related discipline.
- Expertise programming in Python, including tools for scientific computing (numpy, scipy, pandas, etc), with 3+ years of demonstrable experience.
- Experience (3+ years) in collaborative software development as part of a team.
- Git/Github and Linux (shell scripting, ssh, etc) proficiency.
- Experience giving presentations, tutorials and/or product demonstrations.
- Spoken and written English language proficiency.
- Experience in research/academic environment and/or neuroscience background.
- Experience with the NEURON simulator, NetPyNE and/or TVB tools.
- Experience running parallelized large-scale simulations on supercomputers.
- Experience in data science, data visualization and machine learning.
How to apply:
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