[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral and PhD fellowships in artificial life/computational neuroscience

Steuber, Volker v.steuber at herts.ac.uk
Thu Jun 4 18:38:34 CEST 2015


Postdoctoral and PhD fellowships available in artificial life/computational neuroscience

Several fellowships, both at the graduate and postdoctoral level are
available in a project on bio-inspired computation and robotics. The
project integrates models of computational networks (genetic networks,
spiking neural networks) with models of mobile and soft robots. We
will use a software platform  for the evolution of computational
networks created by the team led by Prof. Borys Wrobel at the Adam
Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland) in close collaboration with
the group led by Dr. Volker Steuber at the University  of
Hertfordshire (UK). The positions are to be filled as soon as
possible, with at least one to be filled before 15 June (see here for
details: http://know-rna.amu.edu.pl/recruitment-02-15/, project 6).

Applicants for the positions should have a degree (MSc or PhD) in a
quantitative research-oriented discipline (e.g., computer science,
mathematics, or physics),  and good programming skills (C++ or Java,
Python, Matlab), and a good level of English, both in writing and in
speaking (English is the working language in  both the labs, in Poland
and the UK). Although the project requires an interest in biology, no
previous formal background in life sciences is required.

The financial support available will depend on background and
experience, and the tax residency, but is generous relative to the
average salary and expenses in  Poland, and is expected to be about
3000 PLN/month per PhD students and about 7000 PLN/month for
posdoctoral fellows. The post holders will spend most of their time in
Poland,  but frequent visits to the UK are expected (with additional
funds available to cover the expenses during the visits).

For more details, contact Prof. Borys Wróbel directly (wrobel at evosys.org).


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