[Comp-neuro] RA position in Auditory Neuroscience
harry.erwin at sunderland.ac.uk
Thu Jun 22 14:07:40 CEST 2006
(Adrian Rees asked me to post this.)
Research Associate or Junior Research Associate in Auditory
Neuroscience, School of Neurology, Neurobiology & Psychiatry, £21,467
- £23,457 per annum
Based in the School of Neurology, Neurobiology & Psychiatry (Auditory
Research Group) you will support the MiCRAM project (ESPRC funded)
which aims to use new and existing knowledge about the neuronal
circuitry in the midbrain to build a biologically realistic
computational model that can be implemented in a biomimetic robot.
The project is a collaboration between Newcastle University and the
University of Sunderland (Dr Harry Erwin and Prof Stefan Wermter).
You will be responsible for the biological elements (acquisition of
experimental data and literature analysis) required for developing
the midbrain model. You should have at least a 2:1 degree in a
neuroscience related subject, and ideally a PhD or equivalent in
auditory neuroscience. Experience of neuronal recording in vivo and
of using MATLAB would be advantageous. Excellent written and verbal
communication skills are required to interact closely with the
modelling team to exchange information across disciplines.
The research will include single unit electrophysiological recording
in vivo with the presentation of sound stimuli, together with
literature and bioinformatics based approaches. An appointee without
a higher degree will have the opportunity to register to study for a
Tenable for 36 months.
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Adrian Rees (adrian.rees at ncl.ac.uk)
Closing date: 12th July 2006
Job Ref: A678R http://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies/vacancy.phtml?
ref=A678R follow link for further particulars
To apply, please send a CV, covering letter and completed employment
record form to: Dr Adrian Rees, School of Neurology, Neurobiology and
Psychiatry, The Medical School, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon
Tyne, NE2 4HH.
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