[Comp-neuro] Postdoc in Neuroscience at the Univ. of Leicester, UK

Quian Quiroga, Rodrigo (Prof.) rqqg1 at leicester.ac.uk
Mon Jun 14 10:37:45 CEST 2010

Postdoctoral research associate in Neuroscience

Bioengineering group - Department of Engineering - University of Leicester

A 1-year post-doc position is available immediately to candidates with a PhD in areas related to Neuroscience or Signal Processing (physics, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences).

The focus of the project is to study single neuron correlates of conscious visual perception and behaviour in the human brain. The data comes from patients suffering from epilepsy who do not improve with medication and are implanted with intracranial electrodes to evaluate the potential outcome of curative surgery. Besides its clinical importance, this procedure allows the fascinating opportunity to study the activity of multiple single neurons in awake and behaving human subjects, who can report and give details of their perception and behaviour in different tasks and brain states.

The project will be carried out with Prof. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga at the University of Leicester (www.le.ac.uk/neuroengineering<http://www.le.ac.uk/neuroengineering>) in collaboration with the Institute of Epileptology at Kings College London. The successful candidate will perform experiments at the Epilepsy Centre of KCL, which is the first centre to perform these recordings in the UK and one of the firsts in Europe. Another research focus will be the development and further optimization of advanced methods for the analysis of large dataset of single-cell recordings.

Applicants are expected to have a strong background in Mathematics (mainly Signal Processing) and Neuroscience. Experience with neurophysiology recordings is desirable but not essential. The position requires very good knowledge of programming, especially in Matlab.

For further details see http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/personnel/
or contact Prof. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga (rqqg1 at le.ac.uk<mailto:rqqg1 at le.ac.uk>).

Deadline for applications: 11th of July.

Rodrigo Quian Quiroga
Professor of Bioengineering
Department of Engineering, University of Leicester
LE1 7RH Leicester, United Kingdom
Tel / Fax: +44 (0)116 252 2314 / 2619
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