Careers

Image Annotator, Neural Circuits and Algorithms (CCN)
Full-time|New York, NY

Reporting to the Research Scientist, the Image Annotator will be a member of the Neural Circuits and Algorithms group of CCN. They will work on the project to map the brain on the synaptic level (or assemble the connectome) of a mini-insect in collaboration with other members of this group. This work requires ability to work with images, 3D visualization, and meticulous attention to detail. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in Neuroscience and/or Biology, wants to be a part of a dynamic team, and wants to learn software skills.

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Application deadline: Rolling
Associate Research Scientist / Research Scientist – Software, CCN
Full-time|New York, NY

Applications are invited for an Associate Research Scientist or Research Scientist – Software with expertise in developing open-source software in support of statistical and machine learning applications in neuroscience. The level of the position will depend on experience and qualifications. This full-time position offers an exceptional career opportunity at the interface of science and computing, with flexibility to be immersed in frontier scientific research while focusing on the dissemination and support of research advances through computing, algorithms, and technical support. The Associate Research Scientist level is a term-limited position

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Flatiron Research Fellow, Computational Vision, CCN
Full-time|New York, NY

Applications are invited for Flatiron Research Fellowships in the Laboratory for Computational Vision, at the Center for Computational Neuroscience, within the Flatiron Institute of the Simons Foundation. The research of the group is focused on analysis and representation of visual information, including empirical study of the structures of visual scenes, development of mathematical/statistical theories for representation and processing that structure, implementation and simulation of biologically plausible instantiations of these theories, and development of associated machine vision methods.

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Flatiron Research Fellow, NeuroAI and Geometric Data Analysis, CCN
Full-time|New York, NY

Applications are invited for Flatiron Research Fellowships (FRF) in the NeuroAI and Geometric Data Analysis Group (SueYeon Chung, PI) at the Center for Computational Neuroscience at the Flatiron Institute of the Simons Foundation, whose focus is on understanding computation in the brain and artificial neural networks by: (1) analyzing geometries underlying neural or feature representations, embedding and transferring information, and (2) developing neural network models and learning rules guided by neuroscience. To do this, the group utilizes analytical methods from statistical physics, machine learning theory, and high-dimensional statistics and geometry.The CCN FRF program offers the opportunity for postdoctoral research in areas that have strong synergy with one or more of the existing research groups at CCN or other centers at the Flatiron Institute. In addition to carrying out an independent research program, Flatiron Research Fellows are expected to: disseminate their results through scientific presentations, publications, and software release, collaborate with other members of the CCN or Flatiron Institute, and participate in the scientific life of the CCN and Flatiron Institute by attending seminars, colloquia, and group meetings. Flatiron Research Fellows may have the opportunity to organize workshops and to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

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Flatiron Research Fellow, Neural Circuits and Algorithms, CCN
Full-time|New York, NY

Applications are invited for Flatiron Research Fellowships (FRF) in the Neural Circuits and Algorithms group (Dmitri “Mitya” Chklovskii, PI) at the Center for Computational Neuroscience at the Flatiron Institute of the Simons Foundation, whose focus is on reverse engineering neural computation on the algorithmic level to facilitate building artificial intelligence and treating mental illness. The CCN FRF program offers the opportunity for postdoctoral research in areas that have strong synergy with one or more of the existing research groups at CCN or other centers at the Flatiron Institute. In addition to carrying out an independent research program, Flatiron Research Fellows are expected to: disseminate their results through scientific presentations, publications, and software release, collaborate with other members of the CCN or Flatiron Institute, and participate in the scientific life of the CCN and Flatiron Institute by attending seminars, colloquia, and group meetings. Flatiron Research Fellows may have the opportunity to organize workshops and to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

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Application deadline: Rolling
Flatiron Research Fellow, Connectomics (Neural Circuits and Algorithms), CCN
Full-time|New York, NY

The Center for Computational Neuroscience (CCN) invites applications for Flatiron Research Fellowships (FRFs – our designation for Postdoctoral Fellows) in the Connectomics project of CCN’s neural circuits and algorithms (NCA) group. The goal of the CCN NCA group is to understand how the brain analyzes large and complex datasets streamed by sensory organs in order to aid efforts at building artificial neural systems and treating mental illness. The Connectomics project of the NCA group, specifically, is focused on reconstruction the brain wiring diagram of the microscopic wasp utilizing automated high-throughput reconstruction software, results that are then verified by a team of research analysts who proofread and annotate the software’s work; using this method, the Connectomics project has assembled the largest connectome to date based on synapse count. While the current open position is in the neural circuits and algorithms group only, CCN scientists are encouraged to collaborate across research groups and the wider Flatiron Institute. Interested candidates should review the CCN public website for specific information.

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Application deadline: Rolling
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