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WANTED: Web Application and Database Developer for Neuroinformatics Project

21 Nov

The Integrative and Computational Neuroscience Unit (http://www.unic.cnrs-gif.fr/) at the Gif sur Yvette campus of the CNRS, near Paris, France, seeks a highly motivated individual to work on a neuroinformatics project in the context of a pan-European project on
brain-inspired computing (http://www.facets-project.org).

The project involves development of a database of experimental data from the visual system, combining diverse datasets from research labs in London, Debrecen (Hungary), Gif sur Yvette and Marseille, France, with multiple interfaces (web, web-services, and via in-house developed data analysis/acquisition software). The database will provide data for use within the FACETS project (http://www.facets-project.org) in models of visual cortex and in the development of novel analog VLSI hardware for neural circuit emulation, and will also be made available to the wider scientific community.

Requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, software engineering or other field with comparable software engineering experience. Demonstrable expert-level knowledge of relational databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL), dynamic languages (Python, Perl, Ruby, PHP, etc.), both Linux/Unix and Windows environments, and web development (AJAX, XML, DOM, HTML,
JavaScript, CSS, etc.). Interest in neuroscience. Strong software engineering skills. Fluent English essential, ability to speak French preferred but not obligatory.

Please send your CV and the contact details of three referees to andrew.davison@unic.cnrs-gif.fr, or feel free to make informal inquiries to the same address.

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