Postdoc in Computational Neuroscience Italy

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is a private law Foundation, created with special Government Law no. 269 dated September 30th 2003 with the objective of promoting Italy’s technological development and higher education in science and technology. Research at IIT is carried out in highly innovative scientific fields with state-of-the-art technology.One post-doctoral position is available inside the Laboratory of Neural Computation, located at the Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems @UniTn, Rovereto (Tn), Italy, to work in computational neuroscience

The postdoc will work on the development of mathematical methods for the analysis of neural recordings and mathematical models of neural network aimed at investigating the contribution of the temporal structure of neuronal activity to the encoding of information and to behavioral decisions during perceptual discrimination tasks.

The successful applicant has a strong computational background and a keen interest in brain function. He/shework under the supervision of Dr. S. Panzeri.

For recent publication of the Neural Computational Laboratory in relevant topics, please refer to the following articles:

  1. Zuo, H. Safaai, G. Notaro, A. Mazzoni, S. Panzeri, M.E. Diamond (2015) Spike timing and spike rate make complementary contributions to perceptual decisions in rat S1 and S2 cortex. Current Biology 25: 357-363
  2. Panzeri, J.H. Macke, J. Gross, C. Kayser (2015) Neural population coding: combining insights from microscopic and mass signals, Trends in Cognitive Sciences 19: 162-172

Applications (full CV, names of 2 referees and a statement of research interest) should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Stefano Panzeri (

Please submit you application by May 30th, 2015.

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