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Reference : UMR9197-NICGIR-001
Workplace : ORSAY
Date of publication : Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 November 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Month salary (with charges) between 2743 € and 3896 € according to level of experience (salary based on CNRS policies)
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
The goal of the position is to study the principles of vocal learning and communication in songbirds. We combine diverse experimental and theoretical approaches to gain new insights into higher cognitive functions associated with complex vocal behaviors such as song learning.
Data collection, data analysis, communication (publication, participation to workshop and international congress), development
PhD in neuroscience or engineering.
Strongl interest in neuroscience.
Expertise in signal processing and machine learning.
Able to collaborate with biologists and engineers in a nurturing environment.
Independent and able to be part of a team
We are interested in decoding neural activity associated with song production and song learning in songbirds. In collaboration with the Institute of Neuroinformatics of the ETH Zürich and the University of Zurich (Richard Hahnloser's lab), we have recently developed a system for simultaneously recording from many neurons in freely behaving animals. Our lightweight 384-channels recording device incorporates the Neuropixel probes. The project is to put this technology to use to study the mysteries of neural population codes and to advance our understanding of how individual neurons contribute to forming a representation of motor plans and of sensory feedback.
The open position is funded by the “Agence Nationale de la Recherche” (ANR) for a Post-Doc at the interface of engineering and neuroscience and will take place at the Neuroscience Paris Saclay Institute (CNRS, Université Paris Saclay, France).
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