[Comp-neuro] postdocs in neuromorphic language processing

Thomas Wennekers thomas.wennekers at plymouth.ac.uk
Tue Feb 28 15:00:47 CET 2012

Post-doctoral Research Fellows (BABEL Project) - 3 Posts

Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems, Cognition Institute, Plymouth University, UK


The Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems at Plymouth University (UK) is seeking three post-doctoral research fellows  for a period of up to 48 months to work on the EPSRC funded collaborative project "BABEL: Bio-inspired Architecture for Brain Embodied Language"

The three posts will respectively focus on:

Postdoc RF1: You will carry out research on neuro-robotics and cognitive robotics experiments. A PhD in Computer science, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence or allied disciplines is required. Excellent programming skills are essential. Knowledge of computational neuroscience and/or human-robot interaction research is a desirable skill.

Postdoc RF2: You will carry out research on computational neuroscience (e.g. spiking neural networks). A PhD in Computer science, Neuroscience, Robotics, or allied disciplines is required. Computational neuroscience skills are essential. Cognitive neuroscience knowledge is a desirable skill.

Postdoc RF3: You will carry out research on computational neuroscience and brain imaging. A PhD Computer science, Neuroscience, Psychology or allied disciplines is required. Experience related brain imaging of language and combined computational/cognitive neuroscience is desirable.

All three posts are fixed-term for 4 years working 37 hours per week, with a start date of 1 June 2012 (or as soon as possible after this date, subject to negotiation).

You will be working collaboratively as part of a larger inter-disciplinary research team at the School of Computing and Mathematics, and the School of Psychology, under the supervision of Professor Angelo Cangelosi, Dr Thomas Wennekers, Professor Sue Denham and Professor Friedemann Pulvermueller. You will also collaborate with the other partners in the BABEL consortium, such as Professor Steve Furber and Dr David Lester (Manchester University) and Pulvermueller's lab at Free University Berlin. The research fellows might be required to travel for project meetings and between partners' sites. For informal enquiry, email acangelosi at plymouth.ac.uk<mailto:acangelosi at plymouth.ac.uk>

Recruitment and selection will be based on individual merit, however, we should particularly like to encourage applications from women, black and minority ethnic who are under-represented in the Faculty of Technology.

Job reference : A2465
Application closing date : 22/03/2012
Salary : £31020 to £31948 pa - Grade 7

Application deadline : 22 March 2012


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