IBL Opportunities


IBL Opportunities

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Here are the current IBL job openings

The International Brain Laboratory has openings for postdoctoral fellows and scientific staff who will play key roles in a new large-scale international collaboration in brain research.

The IBL combines the efforts of approximately 50 scientists in 20 laboratories toward understanding the brain-wide basis of a complex behavior.

The project will involve recording the activity of millions of neurons in the working brain and building mathematical models of the resulting data. The data sets this project will produce are vast and complex, including physiological recordings, behavioural measurements, and video, all of which must be standardized into common formats, integrated into a single database, and subjected to quality control. Core staff positions will support the both experimental and theoretical work through the entire lifecycle of data, including acquisition, analysis, modeling and dissemination. 

Remuneration will be competitive and commensurate with experience. There is considerable flexibility in base location within the U.S. and Europe. To apply, please send cover letter and CV to info@internationalbrainlab.com with subject: PositionAcronym LastName. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. If you are interested in joining a particular IBL lab, please contact the responsible PI.

For informal enquiries about being a postdoc within the IBL, feel free to contact the following current IBL postdocs: Anne Urai (urai[at]cshl.edu, Churchland lab, CSHL, US), Michael Schartner (michael.schartner[at]unige.ch, Pouget lab, Unige, Switzerland), Guido Meijer (guido.meijer[at]research.fchampalimaud.org, Mainen lab, CCU, Portugal).  

You can find more specific information about the different job openings below:


Postdoctoral fellows will participate directly in guiding the experimental, data analytical and/or theoretical aspects of the IBL. Postdocs, though based in individual labs, will also be identified directly with the project as a whole, and will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with experimental and theoretical labs throughout the project. Postdocs will directly benefit from the collaborative nature of the project, given the unique access to resources and experimental/theoretical expertise. Therefore, they will likely be more productive than possible working in a more "traditional" postdoc role. Postdocs can apply either by directly emailing individual labs with their CV and reference information, or as specified above. Further see this ad for two open post-doc positions under the joint supervision of Matteo Carandini and Michael Häusser at UCL.