[Comp-neuro] Postdoc in computational neuroscience at University of Sheffield

Hannes Saal hannes.saal at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 09:07:14 CET 2018

Postdoc in computational neuroscience at the University of Sheffield
Closing date: 26th March 2018

We are looking to recruit a Research Associate to work on the Wellcome
Trust funded project Modelling synaptic and intrinsic plasticity in primate
somatosensory cortex.

In short, the project will investigate somatosensory plasticity in human
cortex and specifically the effect of different learning rules on
somatosensory representations. To this end, you will develop a
computational framework that will simulate the effects of different
plasticity rules on sensory cortical representations and make predictions
that can be empirically tested using existing fMRI paradigms. The project
involves close collaboration with partners at UCL and Oxford, who will
gather empirical data using a state-of-the-art neuroimaging setup.

This post is suitable for a candidate with a background in computational
neuroscience, or a closely related discipline. The ideal candidate will
have experience with the analysis and simulation of large-scale spiking
neuron models, mathematical models of plasticity, and/or self-organizing
systems. A significant part of the project will involve collaborating with
our partner helping to guide empirical data collection. As such, a
background in neuroscience is highly desirable, with knowledge of tactile
processing, cortical plasticity, and/or neuroimaging especially preferred.

For more info, please see
or contact
Dr Hannes Saal (h.saal at sheffield.ac.uk)

Dr Hannes P Saal
Lecturer in Cognitive Science and Computational Modelling
Active Touch Laboratory (co-director)
Department of Psychology & Sheffield Robotics
University of Sheffield
Pam Liversidge Building F.05
Sheffield S1 3JD
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)114 222 6504
Web: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology/staff/academic/hannes_saal
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