Marie-Curie Funded Research Fellowship is available at the Plymouth University, UK to work on Project 3 “Modelling Creative Decision Making” under supervision of Prof Roman Borisyuk (Computational Neuroscince), Dr Haline Schendan (Neuropsychology), Dr Giorgio Ganis (Neuropsychology), as part of European Project “CogNovo” http://www.cognovo.eu/projects/ ).
We are looking for a very strong and motivated candidate to develop a biologically plausible neurocomputational model to explore the link between novelty detection, attention, memory and creative decision making. The model will be based on recordings from human subjects and will be used to explore how novelty detection triggers a cascade of processes that underlie creativity.
Qualifications: Upper second honours degree (first strongly preferred) or equivalent in Computer Science (preferable), Applied Mathematics, Computational Neuroscience, Engineering or related fields. Candidates who also have a Master’s degree in these fields are especially desirable.
Essential skills: Excellent programming skills. Good experience with university-level mathematics. Experience in at least one of the following: computational modelling, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, artificial neural networks, signal processing, the scientific study of human cognition or neuroscience.
Desirable skills: Understanding the basic concepts of Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems, basic principles of neural computations, mathematical/computational neuroscience.
Salary: from £35,000, including living and mobility allowance.
Applicants should send a completed application form along with a covering letter detailing their suitability for the studentship, C.V. and 2 academic references to Catherine Johnson, Faculty of Science and Technology Research Office, Room A425, Portland Square, Plymouth PL4 8AA or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 30 November 2013
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in January/February 2014.
Roman Borisyuk, DSc, PhD
Professor of Computational Neuroscience
School of Computing and Mathematics
University of Plymouth
A224, Portland Sq
Plymouth, PL4 8AA
Phone: +44 (0) 1752 584949
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