[Comp-neuro] Postdoc position in Computational Brain Modelling at Ulster University UK

McDaid, Liam lj.mcdaid at ulster.ac.uk
Tue Oct 13 12:58:24 CEST 2015

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate (RA) in Computational Brain Modelling (Ref: 1503308) 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 the 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 robotic hardware 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 in the paper "On the Role of Astroglial Syncytia in Self-Repairing Spiking Neural Networks" (http://tinyurl.com/qbsusnn). The RA post will focus 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 is active from November 2015 until March 2019.

The closing date for applications is the 11th November 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 +4428 7012 4072


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