Swartz Program at Harvard University has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow

Published Date: 
December 13, 2018

The Swartz Program at Harvard University has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in theoretical and computational neuroscience.

Based on a grant from the Swartz Foundation, Harvard University established the Swartz Program in Theoretical Neuroscience. The Swartz Program supports a program in computational neuroscience, to foster research collaborations between theorists and experimentalists.

Fellowships last for two years, and cover a stipend and support for travel to the annual Swartz meeting on computational neuroscience. Postdocs join a vibrant group of experimental and theoretical neuroscientists at Harvard's Center for Brain Science. Harvard's Swartz Program is led by its Director, Haim Sompolinsky.

The Center for Brain Science includes junior and senior faculty doing research on a wide variety of topics, including neural mechanisms of rodent learning, decision-making, and sex-specific and social behaviors; human motor control; behavioral and fMRI studies of human cognition; circuit mechanisms of learning and behavior in worms, larval flies, and larval zebrafish; circuit mechanisms of individual differences in flies and humans; rodent and fly olfaction; inhibitory circuit development; retinal circuits; and large-scale reconstruction of detailed brain circuitry.

Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Haim Sompolinsky (haim [at] fiz [dot] huji [dot] ac [dot] il), Kenneth Blum (kenneth_blum [at] harvard [dot] edu), or our newest faculty member, Cengiz Pehlevan (cpehlevan [at] seas [dot] harvard [dot] edu; https://pehlevan.seas.harvard.edu/). Applications should have “Swartz Fellowship” in the subject line.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.