[Comp-neuro] RA position in next generation MEA data analysis

Matthias H. Hennig m.hennig at ed.ac.uk
Sat Oct 16 00:32:31 CEST 2010

A postdoctoral position is being offered under a BBSRC grant awarded to Dr 
Evelyne Sernagor (Newcastle), Dr Stephen Eglen (Cambridge) and Dr Matthias 
Hennig (Edinburgh). The aim of the project is to develop computational 
techniques for the analysis and visualisation of electrophysiological data 
recorded from 4096 electrode arrays. The cutting-edge technology high density 
multi-electrode array (MEA) has been developed by collaborators in Genova, 

The Research Associate is expected to implement and test novel algorithms for 
the high volume of data generated by these MEAs. The candidate is anticipated 
to work mainly in Newcastle, where the biological experiments will be 
performed, although it may be possible for him/her to be located in either 
Edinburgh or Cambridge. There will also be the possibility for the candidate 
to perform MEA recordings. The job will involve significant travel to project 
partners for algorithm development (including to Genova).

The ideal candidate will have a first degree in Mathematics, Physics, 
Engineering or Computer Sciences, and a PhD in Computational Neuroscience or a 
closely-related discipline. He/She should have an interest in developmental 
neuroscience and will be expected to be able to interact with colleagues 
across disciplines. Experience in developing computational algorithms in 
C/Matlab/R is essential. Good communication skills are also essential.

The post is funded for 11 months.

Salary: Up to a maximum of £28983 depending on experience/qualifications

Informal enquiries can be made directly with any of the three investigators 
(evelyne.sernagor at ncl.ac.uk, S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk, m.hennig at ed.ac.uk).

Formal applications must be made via the Newcastle University vacancies 
website. The post will be advertised on http://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies/jobs/ 
from the 17th of October. Please follow job reference A765R (IoN).

Closing date: 20 November 2010

Matthias Hennig, IANC, Informatics, Univ Edinburgh

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

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