Job Posting

Center for Neural Dynamics
The Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study
George Mason University

This position has been filled. Thank you for your interest.

Postdoctoral Position in Neuroscience/Biophysics

The Center for Neural Dynamics at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University seeks a postdoctoral researcher for theoretical and computational work on an NIH-sponsored project studying how cellular interactions create macroscopic neuronal activity including waves and epilepsy, and how electric fields modulate such interactions. The ideal candidate would have experience programming compartmental models of interacting neurons and be conversant in nonlinear dynamics. The ability and willingness to work closely with experimentalists and experimental data is preferred. Salary $37,000 plus benefits; one year renewable. Applications will be reviewed beginning in May 2007 and will continue until the position is filled; check <> for status. Applicants should submit a letter, CV, and three references online at <> under position number F9007Z. Questions may be directed to Prof. Ernest Barreto at ebarreto@gmu.eduGeorge Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Current status: This position has been filled.

Some selected references related to this position follow.

Experimental work:

Interneuron and Pyramidal Cell Interplay During In Vitro Seizure-like Events
        Journal of Neurophysiology 95 3948-3954 (2006)
        Jokubas Ziburkus, John R. Cressman, Ernest Barreto, and Steven J. Schiff
Control of Traveling Waves in Mammalian Cortex
Physical Review Letters 94 028103 (2005)
Kristen A. Richardson, Steven J. Schiff, and Bruce J. Gluckman

Sprial Waves in Disinhibited Mammalian Neocortex
The Journal of Neuroscience 24 9897-9902 (2004)
Xiaoying Huang, William C. Troy, Qian Yang, Hongtao Ma, Carlo R. Laing, Steven J. Schiff, and Jian-Young Wu
Theoretical work:

A Model of the Effects of Applied Electric Fields on Neuronal Synchronization
        Journal of Computational Neuroscience 19 #1 53-70 (2005)
        Eun-Hyoung Park, Ernest Barreto, Bruce J. Gluckman, Steven J. Schiff, and Paul So
Electric Field Modulation of Synchronization in Neuronal Networks
Neurocomputing 52-54 169-175 (2003)
Eun-Hyoung Park, Paul So, Ernest Barreto, Bruce J. Gluckman, and Steven J. Schiff