The CTCN funds a cohort of outstanding Postdoctoral Fellows to work at the interface between theoretical and experimental labs and help forge new collaborations.

CTCN Fellows have strong training in math, physics and engineering and an interest in applying these skills to neuroscience. CTCN Fellows are highly valued and are expected to play an active role in the life of the Center. A wide range of projects are available, and proposals for new projects drawing on WashU’s strengths are also welcome. Applications from women and under-represented minorities are particularly welcome. The CTCN is committed to providing an inclusive environment that welcomes students and scholars from diverse personal backgrounds and scientific disciplines.

Salary for CTCN Fellows is $7,000 above standard NIH postdoc rates, plus $3,000/year for conference travel. In addition WashU offers excellent benefits and comprehensive access to career development, professional and personal support. For more information see the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Washington University Postdoc Society.

To apply please email with a CV including contact details for at least 3 referees, and a cover letter explaining your interest in joining the CTCN at WashU. Please include a preliminary suggestion for a theoretical and experimental lab amongst the participating departments at WashU that you would be interested in working between, or consider a project that is currently recruiting for a CTCN postdoctoral researcher.

Center for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience welcomes inaugural fellow

Leandro Fosque, PhD, joins the CTCN at Washington University to study the mechanisms underlying homeostasis in the brain.

Leandro Fosque

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