[Comp-neuro] Chair in Computational Neuroscience, Edinburgh

David Willshaw willshaw at inf.ed.ac.uk
Mon Jan 12 19:28:44 CET 2009

Chair in Computational Neuroscience 

School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK: 

The School of Informatics seeks to appoint an outstanding computational
neuroscientist to a Chair in Computational Neuroscience.

The development and use of predictive models plays a fundamental role in
much scientific endeavour. To model the nervous system requires building
and integrating models at many different spatial and temporal scales.
Computational neuroscience covers a broad range of topics in the study
of development and plasticity, from cellular and subcellular aspects of
development through to computational models of neurons and neural
circuitry which model higher brain function. 

The successful candidate will have an international research profile in
computational neuroscience. The appointee will be expected to provide
leadership in the existing computational neuroscience group within
the Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation. This group includes
five core academic staff and five postdoctoral researchers. It has
extensive research collaborations within the University, the UK and
overseas, and is supported by various grants, one of which supports the
recently renewed multimillion pound Doctoral Training Centre in
Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience. This is funded by three
UK Research Councils and offers 10 4-year PhD studentships every year
until 2012. 

For more details and information about how to apply, please go to
http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk; the reference number is 3010248.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof David Willshaw, 
willshaw at inf.ed.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 27th February 2009.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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