[Comp-neuro] Research Assistant/Associate position in spike train analysis (CARMEN Neuroinformatics project)

Marcus Kaiser m.kaiser at newcastle.ac.uk
Fri Jun 6 15:39:03 CEST 2008


On behalf of my colleague Prof. Stuart Baker, I would like to draw your
attention to the following RA position which is tenable for 27 months:

Applications are invited for a Research Associate/Assistant, to work
within the Institute of Neuroscience (http://www.ncl.ac.uk ) in the lab
of Prof. Stuart Baker (http://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/stuart.baker/ ).  The
position forms part of 'Work Package 5' of the EPSRC-funded CARMEN
project (http://www.carmen.org.uk ).  CARMEN seeks to produce an
e-Science infrastructure for Neuroscience, by generating a data
repository and analysis server for neural recordings from multiple
electrode arrays and optically derived signals.  You will develop novel
algorithms to optimise data yield from multiple electrode recordings in
vivo; this will require design, coding and testing of new statistical
approaches.  Additionally, you will develop methods for real-time data
streaming from an experimental recording straight into the CARMEN data
store, allowing distant collaborators to view raw and processed data in
near-real time.  This will involve collaboration with an experimental
hardware manufacturer for which travel to the US will be required.  You
will have excellent computing skills, with experience of a wide range of
software development.  A high level of ability in mathematics and
statistics is also required, as are good interpersonal skills to work
with the many partners of the CARMEN project.  The project would suit an
experienced computer scientist or mathematician interested in applying
their skills to researching brain function.  The appointment may be made
at either Research Associate (post-doctoral) or Research Assistant
(pre-PhD) level.

For more information, check
http://www15.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_newcastle02.asp?newms=jj&id=24453 (don't
be discouraged by the closing date and contact Stuart directly if you
are interested in the position) 

Best,
  Marcus

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Marcus Kaiser, Ph.D.
School of Computing Science
Newcastle University
Claremont Tower
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, U.K.
Phone: +44 191 222 8161
Fax:   +44 191 222 8232
http://www.biological-networks.org/ 



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