Skip to Content

Complex Computations in Large Neuron Populations

Janelia Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Virginia

Position Description:

We are hiring postdoctoral associates to investigate how populations of neurons perform complex computations, such as object segmentation and object recognition. We work closely with experimentalists who record thousands of neurons simultaneously and develop machine-learning tools to extract computational principles from these large-scale data sets. Examples of ongoing projects include creating a neural atlas of behavioral representations across mice and brain areas, creating data-inspired methods for structure discovery in large-scale recordings, determining the goals of various visual areas by comparing neural activity to deep neural networks trained on various visual tasks, and fitting biologically-plausible, deep-network models to visual cortical neural activity. 

For more information on the Stringer lab, visit here or email Carsen at


  • Ph.D. in computational neuroscience, machine learning, applied mathematics, or a related field
Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience working with large-scale datasets and machine-learning pipelines
  • Ability to develop creative ideas for applying machine-learning algorithms to neuroscience research

To Apply:

For more information and to submit an application, visit


This post will be available until November 7, 2020 or until filled.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.