[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Position in Retinal Coding, Edinburgh UK

Matthias H. Hennig m.hennig at ed.ac.uk
Sun Dec 16 01:49:00 CET 2012

A postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience is available in
the group of Matthias Hennig in the Institute for Adaptive and Neural
Computation at the University of Edinburgh (UK).

The position is part of the EU project RENVISION, a collaboration
including also the Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy
(Vittorio Murino, Diego Sona, Luca Berdondini, Alessandro Maccione,
Aberto Diaspro, Francesca Cella), Newcastle University, UK (Evelyne
Sernagor), and the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en
Automatique, Nice, France (Pierre Kornprobst, Bruno Cessac).

The overall aim of this interdisciplinary project is to understand how
retinal ganglion cells encode complex visual scenes. Research will
include electrophysiology and imaging, neuroengineering, data analysis,
computational modelling and machine vision. At Edinburgh, activities
will focus on the analysis of high density 4,096 channel multielectrode
array data recorded in Newcastle and Genova, and on computational
modelling of retinal processing. There is scope for development of new
innovative methodology to analyse high density array recordings.
Generous travel funds are available to visit the project partners, to
enable effective collaboration. The candidate would join one of the
leading institutes for computational neuroscience, neuroinformatics and
machine learning in the UK.

We are seeking a self-motivated individual with the ability to take
day-to-day responsibility for the progress of the proposed work. The
ideal candidate has a first degree in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering
or Computer Science and a PhD in Computational Neuroscience, Machine
Learning or a closely-related discipline. A strong analytical
background, a keen interest in neuroscience and the ability to closely
collaborate with the experimental partners in the project are essential.
Background knowledge in visual neuroscience and/or the analysis of
electrophysiological data are desirable.

The initial deadline for applications is January 28, 2013, although the
search will continue until appropriate candidates have been identified.
Funding for this post is currently available until February 2016, and
start date is flexible. Annual salary will be on grade UE07, in the
range £30,122 - £35,938 depending on research experience.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Matthias Hennig: m.hennig at ed.ac.uk

For further information and to apply, go to (job ref 007884):

Dr 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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