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Institute of Neuroscience
Fellows Program
University of Oregon

Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact
We are announcing an open search for our new members of the inaugural Institute of Neuroscience Fellows Program, co-sponsored by the University of Oregon and the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. This program is aimed at recruiting exceptional postdoctoral scholars whose interests lie at the interface between Systems and Computational Neuroscience. The ION Fellow will have intellectual freedom to develop their independent research on the neural mechanisms of brain function across the entire range from experiments to theory, leveraging resources and mentorship from multiple labs participating in the Program. Research funds to support the independent project will be available to the Scholar to spend at their discretion.  



ION Fellows will play a central role in our intellectual community and will be encouraged to pursue collaborative projects that span the interests of multiple labs and faculty mentors. Our Institute has a strong culture of theory/experiment collaboration, which has been powered by the interdisciplinary approach of our trainees. The faculty will provide extensive training in both scientific aspects and career development with the goal of charting a successful path to independence for the ION Fellow. 


The Institute of Neuroscience

Our Institute features a wide range of expertise including sensory processing (visual, auditory, and olfactory), motor control, naturalistic behavior, neuronal development, neural engineering, and brain-computer interfaces. Our newly established NeuroAI Center combines data science and computational approaches for modeling large neural and behavioral datasets and developing the new generation of brain-inspired Artificial Intelligence. While our main experimental labs participating in the program use mice as a model system, the ION Fellow will also have opportunities to work with laboratories working with humans, Zebra fish, fruit fly, and c. elegans.  We expect ION Fellows to establish a mentoring team including multiple faculty mentors. The Fellow can also choose to be a member of the NSF-funded  Accelnet consortium "International network for brain-inspired computation," fostering collaborations between a large network of computational neuroscience/AI labs.  


Candidate Qualifications

Minimum qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology, Human Neurophysiology, Statistics or a related discipline; and a track record of productive research, including publications. A competitive salary and benefits arrangement will be provided including travel funds.


How to Apply

To apply please send your CV, a 1-2 page summary of research accomplishments, and a 1-2 page statement of research interests, to “lmazzuca at uoregon dot edu” with the subject line “ION Fellow application”; please arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent to the same email address. 



Our Institute strongly advocates for inclusivity in science and we encourage applications from underrepresented groups. Application reviews will start on Nov. 1st and will continue until the position is filled.  

 Participating labs include: Tim Gardner, Santiago Jaramillo, Michelle Marneweck, Luca Mazzucato, David McCormick, James Murray, Cris Niell, Matt Smear, Emily Sylwestrak