[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position in Computational Neuroscience / Neural Engineering

Simon Schultz s.schultz at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Jun 20 21:16:18 CEST 2012


A postdoctoral position in Computational Neuroscience or Neural Engineering is available in the laboratory of Dr Simon Schultz at Imperial College London, as part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network "Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies" (www.neural-engineering.eu).

IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON
Department of Bioengineering
Experienced Researcher
Neural Engineering / Computational Neuroscience
Fixed salary in the range of £47,669 to £56,062 per annum
South Kensington Campus
Fixed term appointment for 24 months

Applications are invited for the above post to work with Dr Simon Schultz on a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded project in Neural Engineering to underpin work at Imperial College on coding of sensory information in mammalian cortical circuits.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to an EU funded project in Neural Engineering with a focus on understanding neural computation. The Neural Coding Laboratory at Imperial College London is developing cutting edge optical technology for studying how information is encoded and processed in mammalian cortical circuits. This project will involve the development and application of novel algorithms based upon Information Theory for analysing multivariate neurophysiological data, with a specific focus on datasets collected by scanning large numbers of neurons and/or subcellular structures in vivo using two-photon microscopy. The ultimate aim of this work is to understand the general principles underlying the information processing operations performed by the mammalian cortical circuit.

Candidates must be in the first 5 years of their research careers and already be in possession of a doctoral degree in mathematics, physics, engineering or computational neuroscience.  Preference will be given to candidates with a strong theory background, experience in neurophysiological data analysis, and/or experience at developing novel neural scanning approaches with two-photon microscopy hardware.  To comply with the Marie Curie Actions rule for mobility applicants must not have resided, worked or studied in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to Sept 2012.

This full-time post is available from the 3 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months.

Closing date – 15 August 2012
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Simon Schultz (email   s.schultz at imperial.ac.uk). For more information about the laboratory and research group, see http://www.schultzlab.org.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at the following link: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (select “Job Search” and enter the job reference no EN20120171FH) Please complete and upload the application form as directed and submit together with a detailed CV.   

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Simon R Schultz
Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research)
Royal Society Industry Fellow and Senior Lecturer
Department of Bioengineering
Imperial College London
Phone: +44-207 594 1533
Email: s.schultz at imperial.ac.uk (mailto:s.schultz at imperial.ac.uk)
http://www.schultzlab.org
http://www.imperial.ac.uk/neurotechnology
Member of National Committee, British Neuroscience Association
http://www.bna.org.uk


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