[Comp-neuro] Faculty Position with Research Interest in Neuroscience, Bilkent University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Tolga Cukur cukur at ee.bilkent.edu.tr
Mon Oct 19 14:10:25 CEST 2015

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent
University seeks highly qualified applicants for full-time faculty
positions in the general area of neuroscience at the ranks of Assistant,
Associate, and Full Professor effective September 2015.

Recently, Bilkent University declared Neuroscience as one of its research
priority areas. Construction of the Bilkent Brain Research Center is
ongoing and planned to be completed in early 2016. The center will house a
3 Tesla whole-body MRI scanner with advanced functional and morphological
MRI capabilities; 1.5 Tesla whole-body and 7 Tesla small animal MRI systems
are also planned. In addition, small-animal and zebra fish facilities will
be formed as an extension of the existing animal facilities of the
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. A psychophysics lab, wet-labs
for neurobiology and neuroimmunology will be established. This facility
will be home for the interdisciplinary Neuroscience M.S. and Ph.D.
programs. The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering already
has five faculty members affiliated with the Center and seeks to expand its
presence in this area by recruiting new faculty who will complement and
enhance the collaborative interdisciplinary research environment at the
Center. The Center will provide extensive opportunities for collaboration
with the Bilkent Departments of Psychology and Molecular Biology and
Genetics, as well as The National Magnetic Resonance Research Center
(UMRAM) and The Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (UNAM).

Candidates are sought with a PhD degree in in electrical and electronics
engineering or closely related discipline and a proven track record of
research in the field of neuroscience and related disciplines. Applicants
for the associate and full professorship ranks are expected to have proven
leadership qualifications as well. Areas of particular interest include,
but are not limited to, brain-machine interfaces, neural prosthetics,
neurorobotics, neuromorphic systems, computational neuroscience, and
neuroinformatics. Bilkent University is an equal opportunity employer with
an international body of faculty and students. Teaching is in English.
Faculty salary is competitive. Benefits include a comprehensive health
insurance package and on-campus housing. To apply, please visit the web
page http://app.bilkent.edu.tr/ee/. The application folder must include a
CV, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, and names of three references.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the review will
continue until the positions are filled.
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