Tuesday, March 11, 2014

[Comp-neuro] Postdoc(s) in computational neuroscience

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate to join an EU-funded, project NoTremor which aims to provide patient specific, multi-scale computational models of the coupled brain and neuromuscular systems that will be subsequently used to improve the quality of analysis, prediction and progression of Parkinson's disease. In particular, it aspires to establish the neglected link between brain modelling and neuromuscular systems that will result in a holistic representation of the physiology for PD patients. We are offering an opportunity to play a key role in this EU-funded, multi-centre, multidisciplinary project.

The remit of this post is twofold: (i) To help develop the software infrastructure supporting the modeling which will make use of new middleware and model description frameworks developed at Sheffield. (ii) To develop high level computational models of brain nuclei dealing with motor control using concepts and techniques from control theory.


This post has been nominally identified as a single full-time position to begin straight away for 21 months, but depending on the skills of the applicants, the post may be split (with the possibility of part time working) for two candidates who each have either software or control engineering skills, qualifications and experience.

You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of your screen.

Salary Grade 7 £28,972 per annum. Closing date 2/4/2014.


Informal enquiries to Prof. Kevin Gurney   k.gurney@shef.ac.uk
Application may be made online at http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/

Kevin Gurney, PhD, FSB
Professor of Computational Neuroscience
Adaptive Behaviour Research Group
Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, S10 2TP, UK

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