Monday, June 3, 2013

[Comp-neuro] post-doc positions in selectionist neural dynamics

Two 24 month post-doc positions are available in the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics, University of Sussex.2 One is in computational neuroscience and one in neurophysiology, to work on an interdisciplinary EU FP7 FET project (INSIGHT) on Darwinian and selectionist neural dynamics. INSIGHT is an exciting multi-disciplinary project with the following partners: Parmenides Foundation (Prof. Eors Szathmary), QMUL (Dr. Chrisantha Fernando), EPFL (Prof. Dario Floreano), SONY/Barcelona (Prof. Luc Steels), and Sussex (Prof. Phil Husbands, Dr. Kevin Staras). For background see the following Frontiers in Comp. Neurosci. paper:

post-doc 1: computational neuroscience
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The post will involve realistic simulations of neuronal networks in order to explore the kinds of replication of information that can take place in the nervous system. The research will involve collaboration with an electrophysiology post-doc who will be looking for empirical evidence of such mechanisms. Insights from this work will be used to inform research at partner institutions on the design of cognitive architectures for robotics.

post-doc 2: neurophysiology
application process and further details:
The post will involve electrophysiology/imaging experiments on neural network cultures using a multi-electrode array system and/or imaging rig. Experiments will examine the influences of imposed stimulation patterns on on-going neuronal activity characteristics. The research will involve collaboration with a computational neuroscience research fellow (post-doc 1 above).

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