Postdoctoral Opportunities

Postdoc opportunity in the Burak lab: “Theoretical neuroscience”

The Burak Lab at the Hebrew University is seeking to hire a postdoctoral research fellow in theoretical neuroscience. The postdoctoral fellow will take part in the ERC funded KiloNeurons project, in collaboration with the Moser lab (Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norway). The project aims to identify how thousands of neurons in the mammalian cortex interact with each other to achieve computational and cognitive functions.

The KiloNeurons project offers opportunities to work on diverse theoretical and computational questions. These involve approaches ranging from pure theoretical modeling to analysis and interpretation of large scale neural data. Theoretical tools include methods from nonlinear dynamics, machine learning, statistical physics, and information theory.

A generous budget is available for travel between Israel and Norway to facilitate interaction with members of the Moser lab, as well as for travel and participation in scientific meetings, and for purchase of computing equipment. 


We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated abilities in theoretical research, strong intellectual curiosity and drive, a keen interest in computational neuroscience, and an interest in relating theory to experimental data.

Candidates must have an excellent research record in theoretical neuroscience, theoretical physics, mathematics, computer science, or a related field. Experience with research related to machine learning, statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics, information theory, or large-scale data analysis, as well as prior familiarity with research in computational neuroscience are an advantage.

Further details:

To apply:

To apply, please send the following information to in a single PDF file:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. List of publications
3. Brief statement of research interests
4. The names and contact details of three referees

Deadline: For full consideration, applications should be received by 30.06.2022.


Note: an application to the ELSC postdoctoral program (with deadline on 31.07.2022) will only be required at a later stage from selected candidates.

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