[Comp-neuro] Postdoc position in Computational Brain Modelling at Ulster University UK
lj.mcdaid at ulster.ac.uk
Wed Aug 19 12:31:05 CEST 2015
Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate (RA) in Computational Brain Modelling (Ref: 1483428) based at the Intelligent Systems Research Center, Ulster University, UK. The RA post is for a 3½ year duration and is part of a collaborative project funded by EPSRC: our partners are the Department of Electronics, University of York. The RA post holder will be part of a team that aims to develop a brain-inspired self-repairing algorithm and subsequently map this self-repairing algorithm to hardware robotic controllers at the University of York. At Ulster we have previously shown that astrocyte cells interact with neurons to detect when a fault has occurred in the connections making up a network of neurons and how this interaction can oversee a repair strategy (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7001695). The RA post will work primarily on the development of a computational model that captures the interactions between neurons and astrocytes, and hence the repair process, and will interact with other team members to translate the self-repair strategy to hardware computing systems and robot controllers based at the University of York. The RA post is fixed-term based at Ulster University and runs from November 2015 until April 2019.
The salary for the RA post is £26,289 - £29,568 and the closing date for applications is the 4th September 2015.
Further information in relation to the post can be found on the following link:
or you can contact Prof. Liam McDaid at lj.mcdaid at ulster.ac.uk<mailto:lj.mcdaid at ulster.ac.uk>
We prefer to issue and receive applications via our on-line recruitment website at www.ulster.ac.uk/jobs<http://www.ulster.ac.uk/jobs>
Hard copy applications can be obtained by telephoning 028 7012 4072
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