[Comp-neuro] Postdoc and a PhD Studentship available in Computational and Systems Neuroscience

Christopher Buckley C.L.Buckley at sussex.ac.uk
Thu Jun 8 13:30:26 CEST 2017


A postdoc and a PhD studentship are available on the BBSRC funded project entitled "Distributed neural processing of self-generated visual input in a vertebrate brain” at the University of Sussex, UK.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Systems Neuroscience

A post-doctoral position funded by the BBSRC is available in the groups of Dr Christopher L Buckley (School of Engineering and Informatics) and Prof. Leon Lagnado  (School of Life Sciences)  on a project titled “Distributed neural processing of self-generated visual input in a vertebrate brain”. We will characterise the neural circuits involved in the interactions between the sensory and motor systems using state-of-the-art light-sheet microscopy to image neural activity across the brain of zebrafish behaving in a virtual reality environment (Nature. 2013;493: 466–468).  Sussex Neuroscience (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/sussexneuroscience) is one of the foremost centres for Neuroscience research in the UK and has particular strengths in in vivo imaging and systems neuroscience. The University is 10 mins from the diverse and culturally rich town of Brighton.

Applicants must have a Ph.D and research experience in neuroscience (or closely related discipline). A quantitative approach is essential and experience with programming is a distinct advantage. More information about the project is available at https://tinyurl.com/kjtxoq9. Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Chris Buckley (c.l.buckley at sussex.ac.uk) or Leon Lagnado (l.lagnado at sussex.ac.uk).

Applications: Please see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/about/jobs/research-fellow-in-systems-neuroscience for more details.

Deadline: August 1st

PhD Studentship

A PhD studentship in Computational and Systems Neuroscience on the same project is available in the groups of Dr Christopher L Buckley (Department of Informatics) and Prof. Leon Lagnado  (School of Life Sciences) at the University of Sussex from September 2017.

The position will involve computational modeling and “big-data” analysis as well as experiments.  Appropriate backgrounds therefore include physical and computational science as well as neuroscience.  Experience with programming and a quantitative approach are essential.  More information about the project is available at https://tinyurl.com/kjtxoq9. Informal enquiries can be made to Chris Buckley (c.l.buckley at sussex.ac.uk) or Leon Lagnado (l.lagnado at sussex.ac.uk).

Sussex Neuroscience  is one of the foremost centers for Neuroscience research in the UK and the University of Sussex has a beautiful campus on the outskirts of the lively South Coast town of Brighton.

Application: Please apply through the post-graduate application system of the University of Sussex (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/apply). Please include a brief statement of your scientific interests and skills/experience in the mandatory “research proposal”, including how you would imagine your role in the project (max 2 pages) and include a full CV. Indicate Dr Christopher L Buckley as your preferred advisor and clearly state the title of the studentship.  When you apply, please send a copy of your application documents to c.l.buckley at sussex.ac.uk.

Funding Notes

The studentship includes a three year stipend at a standard rate (currently £14,296 per annum) and, in addition, fees at the UK/EU rate. Since the studentship only covers fees at the UK/EU rate, overseas applicants are kindly requested to state in their application how they propose to cover the difference between UK/EU and overseas fees.

Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but candidates applying before 15 July can be sure to be considered.

Christopher L Buckley
Lecturer in Neural Computation
University of Sussex
Department of Informatics
Sussex Neuroscience
Falmer
Brighton, UK
email: c.l.buckley at sussex.ac.uk
twitter: @drclbuckley



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