[Comp-neuro] Postdoc positions in Neuroscience/Modeling/Robotics

Geoffrey Goodhill g.goodhill at uq.edu.au
Fri Mar 23 05:55:03 CET 2007


Applications are invited for three Post-Doctoral Fellowships in
"Thinking Systems" Research combining Neuroscience, Robotics and
Mathematics, based in Sydney, Australia.

The ability of humans to manipulate objects with their hands permits a
sophisticated interaction with the physical environment. The objective
of this interdisciplinary research team is to develop a novel
autonomous robotic hand control system using insights from the
neurobiology of mammalian sensorimotor systems. This project involves
human and animal neuroscience, computational modelling and robot hand
implementation.

The research team is funded through a special joint "Thinking Systems"
initiative by the Departments of Science and Health, Australia. This
team consists of neuroscientists, engineers, computer scientists,
psychiatrists, physicists and mathematicians based at the University
of New South Wales, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute,
University of Sydney, University of Queensland and the University of
Western Sydney, Australia. For more information please see

http://www.thinkingsystems.unsw.edu.au

The closing date for applications is April 4th. Informal enquires are
welcome, and should be directed to the team leader Michael Breakspear,
mbreak at physics.usyd.edu.au.

Geoff

Geoffrey J Goodhill, PhD
Associate Professor
Queensland Brain Institute,
   School of Physical Sciences &
   Institute for Molecular Bioscience
University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Phone: +61 7 3346 2612
Fax:   +61 7 3346 8836
Email: g.goodhill at uq.edu.au
http://www.uq.edu.au/qbi/index.html?page=26835
Editor-in-Chief, Network: Computation in Neural Systems
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0954898X.asp



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