The Swartz Program at Harvard University is NOT seeking applicants at this time for postdoctoral fellows in theoretical and computational neuroscience.

Based on a grant from the Swartz Foundation, a Swartz postdoctoral fellowship is available at Harvard University with a start date in 2020. Postdocs join a vibrant group of experimental and theoretical neuroscientists at Harvard's Center for Brain Science.

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; large-scale reconstruction of detailed brain circuitry; 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; and reinforcement learning in rodents and humans. 

When we post openings, interested applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Haim Sompolinsky (haim@fiz.huji.ac.il), Kenneth Blum (kenneth_blum@harvard.edu), Sam Gershman (gershman@fas.harvard.edu), or Cengiz Pehlevan (cpehlevan@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.

Current Swartz Program members are

  • Qianyi Li
  • Nimrod Shaham
  • Haozhe Shan
  • Julia Steinberg
  • Weishun Zhong

CBS Swartz Program alumni are finding continued success

Center for Brain Science faculty members who are participating in the Swartz Program in Theoretical Neuroscience include: