[Comp-neuro] Fwd: Job Advertisement - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neurophysics and Brain Dynamics

Paula Sanz-Leon paula.sanz-leon at sydney.edu.au
Thu Jul 21 02:02:54 CEST 2016


Postdoc position at the University of Sydney

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From: Cindy Guy <cindy.guy at sydney.edu.au>
Date: Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 8:51 AM
Subject: Job Advertisement - Postdoctoral Research Associate in
Neurophysics and Brain Dynamics
To: "brain at physics.usyd.edu.au" <brain at physics.usyd.edu.au>, "
complexity-usyd at googlegroups.com" <complexity-usyd at googlegroups.com>


*Please pass this on to anyone you think may be interested.*

Link – Live Advertisement
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*Closing date: 15 August 2016*

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN NEUROPHYSICS AND BRAIN DYNAMICS
*Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neurophysics and Brain Dynamics*




*ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function School of Physics
Reference no. 1100/0616 *

*Up to 3 positions studying multiscale, emergent, nonlinear, and critical
phenomena in the brain*

   - *Full-time, fixed term for three years, with further offers available
   subject to performance, funding and need remuneration package: up to $112K
   pro rata p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super)*
   - *The opportunity to work in the Brain Dynamics Group*


Applications are sought for up to three Postdoctoral Research Associates
(Level A) in the School of Physics and the Australian Research Council
Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (CIBF).


This is an opportunity to work in the Brain Dynamics Group of Professor
Peter Robinson on projects in the area of his Laureate Fellowship on the
Physical Brain and/or research in the area of the CIBF. His group also
participates in the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety, and
Productivity, and the NHMRC-funded Centre for Research Excellence,
Neurosleep, and has wide collaborations across the University, Australia,
and internationally.


The successful applicants will form a team to work on a wide variety of
theoretical and computational topics in multiscale, emergent, nonlinear,
and critical phenomena in the brain, starting from a physical perspective,
with particular focus on nonlinear and stochastic dynamics of brain
activity waves, modes, and networks. Key applications will be pursued under
the laureate program that involve vision, seizures, imaging, and network
evolution; others will be in the CIBF’s focal areas of attention,
prediction, and decision. Successful applicants will also be expected to
collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of theoreticians and
experimentalists to advance these projects.


*Essential criteria include:*

   - an undergraduate major in physics, applied mathematics, or similar
   field
   - a theoretical/computational PhD in physics, computational
   neuroscience, biological modelling, applied mathematics, engineering, or
   allied field; thesis must have at least been submitted for examination by
   the time of any interview for this position.
   - demonstrated ability to program in Matlab or C++
   - proved research ability and evidence of self-motivation and research
   potential, including the ability to conduct research activities under
   limited supervision
   - publications in refereed journals




*Desirable criteria include:*

   - familiarity with background areas such as quantum theory, fields,
   networks, Green functions, critical phenomena, wave theory, control
   systems, and/or nonlinear dynamics
   - demonstrated ability to relate theoretical predictions to experimental
   data and vice versa
   - experience in brain modelling or computational neuroscience
   - experience with neural field theory
   - experience with modelling physical or biological systems
   - experience in multidisciplinary teams
   - an ability to start work by 31 January 2017.




Since a team is being built, the initial appointment process will begin by
appointing the most suitable\person; the remaining people will then be
assessed with regard to the areas that remain to be covered by the team as
a whole, particularly as no one person is expected to possess the full
range of skills described above.


The position is full-time fixed term for three years, subject to the
completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees and
satisfactory performance as assessed at the end of the second year. Further
offers may be available subject to performance, funding and need.
Applications that make a case for a part-time position will also be
considered, especially where this advances the Equal Opportunity goals of
the University or if the applicant is of unusual merit.


This appointment will be for three years with potential for extension
subject to ongoing funding. The School of Physics supports a flexible
working environment.  Subject to visa restrictions, applications will be
considered for either a full-time or part-time appointment to this position.

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