[Comp-neuro] Post-doc position, King's College London

Michael Spratling michael.spratling at kcl.ac.uk
Mon Jul 3 13:10:13 CEST 2006

Postdoctoral Research Associate
King's College London

An enthusiastic and well-qualified post-doctoral researcher is
required to develop a biologically inspired neural network model
that will be used to explore neural mechanisms underlying
cognitive and behavioural development. The research will involve
extending an existing hierarchical neural network in order to
simulate the learning of visual-spatial representations in the
dorsal pathway. The model will be used to incrementally learn to
control visually guided behaviour in a stereo-vision robot head
and will be evaluated by simulating infant behavioural data. This
post is funded by EPSRC grant EP/D062225/1 "Exploring Mechanisms
of Cognitive and Behavioural Development in Humans and Machines".

Applicants should have a proven ability to carry out high quality
research, have a genuine interest in the neural mechanisms
underlying visual perception and visually guided behaviour and be
keen to carry out research in epigenetic/developmental
robotics. The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD in a
relevant area, have a good knowledge of neural networks and/or
computational neuroscience, be proficient in C++ programming and
ideally should have experience in robotics and machine vision.

The position is available from the 1st September 2006 for a
period of 48 months. The starting salary is at SP6 on the RA1A
scale, currently £24,612 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

Further particulars and an application pack can be downloaded
directly from the King's College London website
www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs or can be obtained by contacting the Personnel
Office, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS,
strand-recruitment at kcl.ac.uk. Please quote reference W1/CEE/84/06
on all correspondence.

Informal inquiries can be made to Dr Michael Spratling via e-mail
at: michael.spratling at kcl.ac.uk.

The closing date for the receipt of applications: 14th July 2006

Equality of opportunity is College policy

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