[Comp-neuro] 5-YEAR RESEARCH POSITION in Theoretical Neuroscience

Wolfram Erlhagen wolfram.erlhagen at mct.uminho.pt
Tue Sep 23 17:07:20 CEST 2008


5-YEAR RESEARCH POSITION  in

THEORETICAL NEUROSCIENCE / COGNITIVE SCIENCE

 

Mathematical Research Centre, University of Minho, Portugal

 

Application Dead-line: September 30, 2008

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JOB SUMMARY

The Centre of Mathematics at the University of Minho (Portugal, http://www.cmat.uminho.pt ) invites applications for a 5-year research position in "Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience/Cognitive Science".  The position is part of a  prestigious national program for research (http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/contratacaodoutorados/index.phtml.en).

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The research position is aimed at developing formal models based on mathematical, computational and information-theoretic principles for exploring the behavioural and cognitive significance of various aspects of nervous system.  Research topics will be chosen to complement the individual interests and new ideas of the postdoctoral fellow, together with ongoing projects in the working group (see http://www.mct.uminho.pt/erlhagen) .

 

The successful candidate would have (1) a deep interest in theoretical neuroscience and cognitive science; (2) a PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science, theoretical biology, statistics, physics, or a related area, (3) a demonstrated ability for independent research in the area, (4) an ability and affinity for communicating theoretical  results clearly in cross-disciplinary collaborations.

 

CONTRACT CONDITION

The position can be filled immediately for duration of up to five years. The salary is highly competitive, in the order of 42.500 euros a year (before taxes),  and includes social security and health insurance benefits. The position does not include teaching duties, but it is expected that the candidate contributes to the supervision and training of post-graduate students. 

 

HOW TO APPLY

By email to c_math at math.uminho.pt (with a cc to wolfram.erlhagen at mct.uminho.pt ) with the following information:

  a.. a CV, including a brief research statement 
  b.. 2-3 recent publications in electronic format 
  c.. at least two letters of recommendation or references
 

Deadline for the application is September 30, 2008

 

Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof. Wolfram Erlhagen, Dep. of Mathematics for S&T, University of Minho, Email: wolfram.erlhagen at mct.uminho.pt 

URL: www.mct.uminho.pt/erlhagen
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