[Comp-neuro] Faculty position available

Geoffrey Goodhill g.goodhill at uq.edu.au
Wed Oct 8 03:43:11 CEST 2008

at the Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Australia

QBI (www.qbi.uq.edu.au) seeks a creative, accomplished Group Leader
with an internationally recognized research program in the
computational analysis of the nervous system.

The appointment is for 5 years initially, with renewal beyond that
dependent on performance. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree and
have postdoctoral experience. Applications from more senior candidates
will also be considered. The level of appointment will be commensurate
with the candidate’s level of experience, and a competitive start-up
package will be provided.

QBI is focused on the following 7 main research themes, all of which
will be expanded in terms of infrastructure and research capacity over
the next five years: Computational Neuroscience, Cognitive and
Behavioural Neuroscience, Synaptic Plasticity, Visual and Sensory
Neuroscience , Mental and Neurological Disorders, Neurogenesis, and
Axonal Guidance. The Institute is housed in a $63 million facility
fitted with state-of-the-art research equipment. The Institute
currently accommodates some 250 scientists, students and support
staff. QBI has access to a range of world-class technologies,
including a16.4T small animal MRI and a 3T human research MRI. It also
has extensive capabilities in animal and human behavioural testing,
and has developed strong interdisciplinary teams in the area of
applying nanotechnology to neuroscience. The University of Queensland
has a student population of over 35,000 and also has strong programs
in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and Engineering. QBI is
developing a collaborative network in the Asia-Pacific region and has
recently signed affiliation agreements with leading neuroscience
institutes in Japan and China.

To apply please send a cover letter, a CV, a three-page statement of
research interests, and arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation
sent to the Search Committee. Applications should be sent either by
email to h.weir at uq.edu.au, or by regular mail to Ms Helen Weir,
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, St Lucia,
QLD 4072, Australia. Applications should be received by November 10th
to assure full consideration.

Informal enquiries are welcome, and should be directed to me:

Geoffrey J Goodhill, PhD
Associate Professor
Queensland Brain Institute & School of Physical Sciences
University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Phone: +61 7 3346 6431
Fax:   +61 7 3346 6301
Email: g.goodhill at uq.edu.au
Editor-in-Chief, Network: Computation in Neural Systems

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