[Comp-neuro] Post doc Job at University of Sheffield, UK

Kevin Gurney k.gurney at sheffield.ac.uk
Mon Nov 14 16:15:28 CET 2011

 The creation of this post aims to bring together two research strengths in
the University of Sheffield – computational neuroscience in Psychology and
neuromorphic engineering in Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
(ACSE). As part of this multidisciplinary research team, the post-holder
will be responsible for porting the biologically realistic models of brain
circuits developed in Professor Gurney’s lab (in Psychology) into the
neuromorphic chip software environment (DAMSON) developed by Professor
Allerton and Dr Richmond in ACSE. The brain models have been published in
world leading journals, and DAMSON, an event driven version of C, has been
developed under the EPSRC-funded BIMPA project, designing software for
SpiNNaker, the largest neuromorphic chip project in the UK. The target
software environment is written in Python and C, and the source code of the
current brain model is in Matlab and C.

While some familiarity with biologically plausible neuronal modelling would
be desirable, the software engineering aspect of this project is essential.
The successful applicant will have, or be in the final stages of working up
to, a PhD (or have equivalent experience) in computer science or
engineering, preferably containing some simulation modelling component.

This position is full-time and is available immediately, tenable for 6
months, funded by the EPSRC (via the University of Sheffield ‘KickStart’
funding scheme).

Further information and on-line application may be made via
www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs with job number UOS003604

For informal enquiries, contact: Professor Kevin Gurney on
k.gurney at sheffield.ac.uk or +44 (0)114 222 6566.

Kevin Gurney, PhD, FSB
Professor of Computational Neuroscience
Adaptive Behaviour Research Group
Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, S10 2TP,
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