University of Wisconsin–Madison

ASSISTANT RESEARCHER

  • University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Madison, WI 53706
  • 1 hour ago

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Job Description

Position Summary:

This position will work on the computational neuroscience research project, which consists in the modeling of sleep in a large-scale model of the thalamocortical system.

This task will require extensive analysis of unit data acquired using Nueropixels probes, as well as the writing and submission of a manuscript on the results of the project.

The School of Medicine and Public Health is deeply committed to diversity, both as an end in itself and as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities.

As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison.

We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community.

We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's Degree in Neuroscience or related field required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least three years of experience with state-of-the-art electrophysiological (EEG) research methodology and image processing tools required.

At least one year of experience in analysis of neuronal activity using spike sorting programs is required.

Programming expertise with regard to data analysis tools such as Python or Matlab is required.

Experience in computational neuroscience is required.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Background Check is required.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Excellent Communication skills.

Ability to work autonomously.

Excellent programming expertise with regard to data analysis tools such as Python or Matlab.

Extensive experience in computational neuroscience.

Department(s):

A538900-MEDICAL SCHOOL/PSYCHIATRY/PSYCHIATRY

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

This position is remote and requires work be performed at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Negotiable

ANNUAL (12 months)

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