Postdoctoral Position - computational study of cortical circuits

Hay lab, at Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics and the University of Toronto, is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral position in using computational models to study the effects of cellular mechanisms on cortical circuit activity and brain signals, in health and disease.

We will develop biophysical models of human cortical circuits, constrained with human electrophysiology data, to study the effect of synaptic connectivity and ion channels on cortical circuit processing in health and depression. In turn, we will characterize the predicted signatures of the effects on simulated electrode probes reporting the spiking activity across multisite electrodes, electroencephalography, and local field potentials in different cortical layers.

The position will be up to 3 years, renewed yearly. Applicants should have strong and relevant peer-reviewed publications, particularly modelling studies of spiking neuronal networks (conductance-based or integrate-and-fire), and experience in using NEURON and Matlab. Applicants should also be within 5 years from their PhD.

Hay lab is located at Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics (KCNI), which is part of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The centre is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is situated at the downtown campus. Neuroscience research at KCNI offers a unique environment that is both specialized and collaborative, spanning computational genomics, brain circuits, whole-brain networks, behavior, and clinical applications.

Interested applicants should send their CV to Dr. Etay Hay, at:

Graduate Student Position


Currently accepting applications for MSc and PhD positions. Applicants should have a solid experience in computer programming, and a solid neuroscience knowledge. Interested applicants should send their CV to Dr. Etay Hay, at:

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