An opportunity is available for a data scientist in Albert Cardona's group in connectomics to implement and execute pipelines for automated neuronal arbor reconstruction and synapse detection in volume electron microscopy.
The Cardona Group's research aim is to understand how the nervous system operates as an integrated whole. The lab has so far studied how the structure of a specific neural circuit relates to its function, both in health and in disease. Previous work has shown some aspects of how specific circuits work, such as circuits for learning and memory, for processing visual, olfactory, chemical, mechanical or noxius stimulus. However, relating all circuits to each other requires understanding of how output signals from independent circuit modules are integrated and used as inputs for further, downstream circuits, ultimately leading to circuits that implement the choice of a single, coherent behavioural response in exclusion to all possible others. To investigate how the outputs of one circuit are the inputs to another, while overcoming inter-individual variability, we must map at nanometer scale complete nervous systems of multiple individuals.
We are looking for a motivated and skilled individual who will thrive in a highly collaborative and supportive research group. You should have a degree or equivalent plus a background in computer science, engineering, maths, physics or a similar technical field, and a passion for the mapping and analysis of neural wiring diagrams.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2023 in the first instance.
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