[Comp-neuro] Post-doc position, King's College London

Michael Spratling michael.spratling at kcl.ac.uk
Fri Jan 30 12:14:05 CET 2009


Postdoctoral Research Assistant
King's College London

An enthusiastic and well-qualified post-doctoral researcher is
required to develop a biologically inspired neural network model
that will be used to explore neural mechanisms underlying
cognitive and behavioural development. The research will involve
extending an existing hierarchical neural network in order to
simulate the learning of visual-spatial representations in the
dorsal pathway. The model will be used to incrementally learn to
control visually guided behaviour in a stereo-vision robot head
and will be evaluated by simulating infant behavioural data. This
post is funded by EPSRC grant EP/D062225/1 "Exploring Mechanisms
of Cognitive and Behavioural Development in Humans and Machines".

Applicants should have a proven ability to carry out high quality
research, have a genuine interest in the neural mechanisms
underlying visual perception and visually guided behaviour and be
keen to carry out research in epigenetic/developmental
robotics. The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD in a
relevant area, have a good knowledge of neural networks and/or
computational neuroscience, be proficient in C++ an MATLAB
programming and ideally should have experience in robotics and
machine vision.

The position is available from April/May 2009 for a period of 21
months.

The appointment will be made on the Grade 5 scale, point 25,
currently £27,946 per annum, inclusive of £2,323 London
Allowance, per annum.  Benefits include an annual season ticket
loan scheme and a final salary superannuation scheme.

Further details and application packs are available on the
College's website at www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs, or alternatively by
emailing Human Resources at strand-recruitment at kcl.ac.uk.  All
correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference
number G5/CEM/023/09.

Informal inquiries can be made to Dr Michael Spratling via e-mail
at: michael.spratling at kcl.ac.uk.

The closing date for the receipt of applications: 9th March 2009

Equality of opportunity is College policy


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