[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Neuroscience

Volker Steuber v.steuber at herts.ac.uk
Wed Mar 12 14:19:22 CET 2008

  Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Neuroscience

Science and Technology Research Institute
University of Hertfordshire

£23,000 - £25,100 p.a.
3 years fixed term contract in the first instance
Closing date: 9 April 2008
Quote Reference: EN8363X

Applications are invited for a three year postdoc position in 
computational neuroscience. The project will focus on information 
processing in the vestibular cerebellum and involve the construction of 
a detailed model of the cerebellar cortex in 3D that is based on new 
physiological and morphological data. The position is funded by a 
Systems Biology Fellowship from the BBSRC (UK) and the ANR (France) and 
requires close collaboration with experimental and theoretical 
neuroscientists at UCL, the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Université Paris 
Descartes and Université Paris 5.

More details about our research interests can be found under 
<http://homepages.feis.herts.ac.uk/%7Ecomqvs/> and in these recent 

Steuber, V., Mittmann, W., Hoebeek, F.E., Silver, R.A., De Zeeuw, C.I., 
Hausser, M. and De Schutter, E. (2007). Cerebellar LTD and pattern 
recognition by Purkinje cells. Neuron 54, 121-136.

Gleeson, P. Steuber, V. and Silver, R.A. (2007). neuroConstruct: A tool 
for modeling networks of neurons in 3D space. Neuron 54, 219-235.

You should have a PhD in computational neuroscience or a related 
discipline. Previous experience in biologically realistic modelling and 
knowledge of simulation tools such as NEURON or GENESIS is not required, 
but would be an advantage. Good scientific communication and writing 
skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.  

The UH Science and Technology Research Institute has been rated as 4 
(national excellence with evidence of international excellence) at the 
last UK university research assessment exercise. It is located in 
Hatfield in Hertfordshire, just north of London.

The University offers a range of benefits including a final salary 
pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, 
child care vouchers, waiving of course fees for the children of staff at 
UH, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and 
generous annual leave.

For informal enquiries contact Dr Volker Steuber (v.steuber at herts.ac.uk 
<mailto:v.steuber at herts.ac.uk>, Tel +44 1707 284350).

Apply online at http://recruitment.herts.ac.uk/recruit or request an 
application pack from Human Resources on 01707 284802 (24hr voicemail), 
quoting reference EN8363X.

Dr Volker Steuber
Senior Lecturer (Research) in Biocomputation
School of Computer Science
Science and Technology Research Institute
University of Hertfordshire
College Lane, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AB

Tel +44 (0) 1707 284350
v.steuber at herts.ac.uk
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