[Comp-neuro] Marie Curie PhD position in Human Motor Control, Birmingham UK

Chris Miall r.c.miall at bham.ac.uk
Thu Nov 5 18:20:41 CET 2009

Marie Curie Early Stage Research Training in Human Sensorimotor Neuroscience

Applications are invited for a postgraduate Research Associate position 
available immediately for 36 months to work in the field of human 
sensorimotor neuroscience. This Early Stage Research Training position 
is funded by the European Union as part of the “C7” Marie Curie Initial 
Training Network in “Cerebellar-Cortical Control: Cells, Circuits, 
Computation and Clinic”. The aim of the Training Network is to provide a 
multi-disciplinary research training in systems and cellular 
neuroscience of the cerebellum. The network involves researchers from 
across Europe working in motor behaviour, sensorimotor systems, 
electrophysiology, biophysical and computational modelling and clinical 

The trainee will undertake a research project focused on the parietal 
and cerebellar contribution to state estimation processes, using fMRI 
and MR-compatible robotics. Trainees have the possibility to register 
for a PhD at the University of Birmingham. This appointment will be 
through the University of Birmingham; however trainees will have the 
opportunity to undertake some studies and experiments at other sites 
within the EU Training Network.

To qualify as an Early Stage Researcher, applicants must be in their 
first 4 years since gaining a University degree which would entitle them 
to embark on doctoral studies in the country the degree was received. 
Candidates cannot already possess a PhD qualification. You are advised 
to visit the website 
http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp6/mariecurie-actions/pdf/faq_est.pdf to 
obtain further details of the specific selection criteria of eligibility 
for this post.

Informal enquiries should be directed to: Prof Chris Miall, School of 
Psychology, University of Birmingham, email: r.c.miall at bham.ac.uk

Salary (which will be subject to UK taxation & superannuation) will be 
at the EU Marie Curie rate of €37668 per annum with an additional 
contribution to the costs of mobility allowance of €6552-10476 per 
annum. Other benefits such as a career exploratory allowance and travel 
allowances will be available.

Applicants should complete an application form, available from the 
website detailed below, provide an up-to-date CV and letter of 
motivation, together with the names of three scientific referees.

Closing date: 27 November 2009
Reference: 47122

To download the details and submit an electronic application online 
visit: www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs alternatively information can be obtained 
from 0121 415 9000.



Professor R.C. Miall
Behavioural Brain Sciences            Tel +44 121 414 2867
School of Psychology,                 Fax +44 121 414 4897
University of Birmingham,             Mobile: 07709 586997
Edgbaston,                     Email: r.c.miall at bham.ac.uk
Birmingham B15 2TT UK         Web: http://prism.bham.ac.uk

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