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We are looking for an outstanding applicant to develop large-scale circuit models for decision-making within a collaborative consortium that includes the Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics, New York University, and the University of Chicago.

This ambitious NIH-funded project requires the creativity and expertise to integrate multimodal data sets (e.g., connectivity, large-scale neural recordings, behavior) into a comprehensive modeling framework. The successful applicant will join Jorge Jaramillo’s Distributed Neural Dynamics and Control Lab at the Grossman Center at the University of Chicago. The Grossman Center Core Faculty | Neuroscience Institute. Throughout the course of the postdoctoral training, there will be opportunities to visit the other sites in Seattle (Karel Svoboda) and New York (Adam Carter, Xiao-Jing Wang) for additional training and collaboration opportunities. 

Appointees will join as Grossman Center Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Chicago and will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and additional opportunities for collaboration with exceptional experimental labs within the Department of Neurobiology, as well as other labs from the departments of Physics, Computer Sciences, and Statistics.

The Grossman Center offers competitive postdoctoral salaries in the vibrant and international city of Chicago, and a rich intellectual environment that includes the Argonne National Laboratory and the Data Science Institute. Postdoctoral fellows will also have the possibility to work on additional projects with other Grossman Center faculty members.  


Please send your application before May 1st, 2024 as a single PDF file to It must include:

  1. A CV with publications highlighted;
  2. A motivation letter specifying how you can contribute to large-scale circuit modeling and data analysis based on current and previous work;
  3. The contact details of two academic references.

A doctoral degree and sufficient computational background is required; informal inquiries are welcome.

Starting date: The position is available immediately, starting date can be defined via mutual agreement. 


The University of Chicago is committed to sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.