[Comp-neuro] RA position in Auditory Neuroscience

Harry Erwin 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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