Marie Curie Actions Experienced Researcher, University of Nottingham

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Marie Curie Actions Experienced Researcher
Reference
SCI1146
Closing Date
Monday, 2nd July 2012
Job Type
Research & Teaching
Department
School of Mathematical Sciences
Salary
£50352 to £58236 per annum depending on circumstance in accordance with Marie Curie
This full-time post is available from the 3 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months.

Marie Curie Actions Experienced Researcher
Mathematical Neuroscience

Applications are invited for the above post to work with Professor S Coombes and Dr Noah Russell on a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded project in Mathematical Neuroscience to underpin work at Nottingham on Synthetic Cognition.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a joint venture between Mathematical Sciences and the Neurophotonics Research Laboratory on an EU funded project in Neural Engineering with a focus on theoretical work to understand neural computation.  The Nottingham Neurophotonics Laboratory is developing cutting edge technology to study small networks of living neurons connected to a virtual environment programmed on a real-time computer. This project will involve the development of a phase-amplitude framework, for describing physiologically realistic models of single neurons, into a useful tool for addressing fundamental questions in neuroscience, and specifically the dynamical evolution of states observed in living micro-culture neuronal arrays.  A major focus will be on the use of powerful new ideas in dynamical systems theory to understand the transitions between network states, their control, and influence by an external environment.  The ultimate aim of this work is to develop a deep understanding of cognition at an elemental level.

Candidates must be in the first 5 years of their research careers and already be in possession of a doctoral degree (or be close to completion) in mathematics, physics or engineering.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in mathematical and computational neuroscience.  As part of our commitment to promoting diversity we encourage applications from women.  To comply with the Marie Curie Actions rule for mobility applicants must not have resided, worked or studied in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to Sept 2012.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof S Coombes email: stephen.coombes@nottingham.ac.uk.  Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.  For information about the School of Mathematical Sciences, one of the most active in the UK, see: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mathematics/index.aspx
 

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