[Comp-neuro] Research Associate in Computational Modelling of Antennal Lobe Processing

Pearce, Dr T.C. tcp1 at leicester.ac.uk
Sat Aug 22 11:32:59 CEST 2009


Research Associate in Computational Modelling of Antennal Lobe Processing

Centre of Bioengineering
Department of Engineering

Salary Grade £30,594 to £35,469 p.a.

Available immediately until 30 June 2010 with the possibility of extension

Ref: SEN00003

The postholder will undertake and deliver research in the computational neuroscience aspects of the EU Research Grant "Biosynthetic Infochemical Communication (iChem)" a summary of which is given below. The Research Associate will be responsible for original and further development an existing model of antennal lobe sensory processing for extracting blend specific information from receptor input. The final model will be implemented in real-time to process data from genetically modified olfactory receptors. The work will involve spatiotemporal spike train analysis of extracellular antennal lobe recordings for use in fitting the model closely to biological data. Predictions using the model will then be used to guide experimental work at one of the Consortia Partner's sites, Max Planck Institute Chemical Ecology, Jena.

The post will be based at Leicester but will also involve some travel within Europe. Applicants should have a PhD (or close to completing a PhD) in a relevant area and a background in computational neuroscience. Experience in spike train analysis as well as building and testing neuronal models is desirable.

More information about the project can be found at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eed/research/ichem/

Closing Date: 25 August 2009 (late applications can be sent by email)

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For further information and to apply on-line, please visit our website and the ref code above: http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/personnel

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T.C. Pearce, PhD
Reader in Bioengineering,
Department of Engineering,
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)116 223 1307
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 2619
URL: http://www.neurolab.le.ac.uk<http://www.neurolab.le.ac.uk/>/
E-mail: t.c.pearce at leicester.ac.uk<mailto:t.c.pearce at leicester.ac.uk>

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