Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Computational and Experimental Neuroplasticity Laboratory

7 days left

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Oct 09, 2019
Oct 28, 2019
Faculty - 7158
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Computational and Experimental Neuroplasticity Laboratory

The George Mason University Computational and Experimental Neuroplasticity Laboratory ( of Kim "Avrama" Blackwell invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow/software engineer position to begin immediately. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing cutting-edge research in computational systems biology and neuroscience by further development of our stochastic reaction-diffusion software, NeuroRD, and further development of parameter optimization software. The position involves design and implementation of new features for both software products, providing technical support to lab members developing NeuroRD models and investigating the role of calcium dynamics and cell signaling pathways in learning and plasticity; and writing journal articles and giving presentations on the new software features.

CENlab is an interdisciplinary, dynamic, and creative research group at Mason's Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, located in northern Virginia (15 miles west of Washington, D.C.).

Required Qualifications: * Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., computer science, physics, bioinformatics, engineering) and at least one publication in reputable journal; * Experience in software development (scientific software, Python, and C++ or JAVA is preferred); * Expertise with Unix operating systems; and * Knowledge of stochastic processes.

The incumbent will have office space, a Unix computer workstation, and a post-doctoral level salary supplemented by excellent state employee benefits. More information may be found at: * NeuroRD website:; * Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study:; and * George Mason University:

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8816z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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