Postdoc position in theoretical neuroscience at the University of Oregon

Job Summary
We are looking for a postdoc researcher in theoretical neuroscience at the University of Oregon. The Murray lab ( is a brand new lab opening its doors in fall, 2020 and will be investigating the mechanisms underlying learning in neural circuits throughout the brain, with an emphasis on cortical-subcortical interactions and motor control. Our approach includes working closely with experimental neuroscientists, modeling neural circuits in the brain using artificial neural networks, and using tools from statistical physics to develop mathematical models of information processing in neural circuits.

Applicants should be excited about projects involving neural data analysis, training neural networks, and building mathematical models of neural circuits, as well as working in a collaborative environment with other computational and systems neuroscientists at the University of Oregon’s Institute of Neuroscience ( With two tightly integrated computational groups as well as numerous experimental labs studying the neurobiology of sensory perception and decision making, the Institute is a major hub for systems neuroscience research. The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, Oregon, a vibrant community with ample cultural offerings and phenomenal access to outdoor recreation.

Required Qualifications
A PhD should be completed or nearly completed in a relevant field, including neuroscience, physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, or another related field. Applicants should have a strong quantitative background including some coding experience. Experience with artificial neural networks, deep learning, and machine learning methods for data analysis is ideal but not absolutely necessary.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Please apply or send inquiries to Applications should include a CV, 1-2 page statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.