Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Computational and Experimental Neuroplasticity Laboratory

Position Information

Position Information

Department Office of Research
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? Yes, is not eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Computational and Experimental Neuroplasticity Laboratory
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Computational and Experimental Neuroplasticity Laboratory
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F8816z
Recruit Number Faculty - 7158
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Computational and Experimental Neuroplasticity Laboratory

The George Mason University Computational and Experimental Neuroplasticity Laboratory ( of Kim “Avrama” Blackwell invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow/software engineer position to begin immediately. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing cutting-edge research in computational systems biology and neuroscience by further development of our stochastic reaction-diffusion software, NeuroRD, and further development of parameter optimization software. The position involves design and implementation of new features for both software products, providing technical support to lab members developing NeuroRD models and investigating the role of calcium dynamics and cell signaling pathways in learning and plasticity; and writing journal articles and giving presentations on the new software features.

CENlab is an interdisciplinary, dynamic, and creative research group at Mason’s Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, located in northern Virginia (15 miles west of Washington, D.C.).

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., computer science, physics, bioinformatics, engineering) and at least one publication in reputable journal;
  • Experience in software development (scientific software, Python, and C++ or JAVA is preferred);
  • Expertise with Unix operating systems; and
  • Knowledge of stochastic processes.

The incumbent will have office space, a Unix computer workstation, and a post-doctoral level salary supplemented by excellent state employee benefits. More information may be found at:

  • NeuroRD website:;
  • Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study:; and
  • George Mason University:

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8816z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: October 10, 2017
Posting Date 09/13/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? No
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. List of Professional References
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